Category Archives: Economy

UK-Irish joint trade initiatives

Michael McKernan considers the pros and cons of joined-up trade missions, as part of increasing co-operation between London and Dublin. When Queen Elizabeth II made her state visit to Ireland in 2011,...

Northern Ireland’s exports in numbers

agendaNi sums up the official figures for export trade. The overall recovery in Northern Ireland’s exports has been impressive and is being driven by three key sectors: machinery, transport and agri-food. In...

Export outlooks: India, China and Russia

Three speakers shared their insights into travelling and doing business in India, Russia and China at the Northern Ireland Economic Conference. India: contrasts and signs of progress Journalist Oliver Balch is the...

Creative tourism

Northern Ireland Screen’s Richard Williams emphasised how film and TV production can draw visitors and present a strong positive image of the province. ‘Set-jetting’ may be a relatively new term for Northern...

Why skills matter in economic development

Stephen Farry MLA • Minister for Employment and Learning Higher skills levels will give Northern Ireland a better competitive edge and would also complement lower corporation tax, Stephen Farry writes, as he...

The Treasury teams

As a new term of Parliament commences, 14 key parliamentarians are responsible for the UK Government’s fiscal policies and holding ministers to account. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has overall responsibility...

An economy in numbers

Five years after the credit crunch, Northern Ireland remains a complex economy with an openness to outside markets but also continued high dependence on the public sector. agendaNi sums up the region’s...