Category Archives: Economy

A tale of two economies

Economic journalist Paul Gosling assesses the emerging contrasts between the two economies on the island of Ireland and analyses the three major economic arguments being put forward against Irish reunification. The Republic...

When globalisation turns nasty

As policy leaders and decision-makers scramble to adjust to international upheaval in the form of Britain’s departure from the EU and the election of Donald Trump, John Bradley offers some advice on...

Construction output sees further decline

Northern Ireland’s construction industry has noted a further decline in output in the first quarter of 2018, according to recent findings contained in the Northern Ireland Construction Bulletin. As a key performance...

Broad Economy Sales and Export Statistics

As the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency releases the Northern Ireland’s Broad Economy Sales and Exports Statistics for Goods and Services in 2016, agendaNi reviews those results in the context of...

Contrasting forecasts but similar risks

The European Commission (EC) has published its Summer 2018 Interim Economic Forecast, predicting growth set to remain strong in 2018 and 2019, despite increased uncertainty. The data, which includes gross domestic product...

Draft Industrial Strategy

In January 2017, the draft Industrial Strategy was published by former Economy Minister Simon Hamilton as a successor to the previous Economic Strategy which had been launched in 2012. agendaNi reflects on...

Enterprise partners boost job growth

With an unwavering commitment to grow the local economy, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council (ABC Council) continues to use its leadership and influence to support sustainable economic development across the...

Moulded for enterprise

Three years after heavy milk price fluctuation spurred Dean Wright to reassess his business model, the Portadown farmer has recently brought his first product to market in the shape of a premium...

Cross-border trade exposed

A new report analysing cross-border supply chains in Ireland has indicated that businesses in Northern Ireland would be more exposed to any hardening of the border than those in the Republic of...