Category Archives: Economy

Derry: A city of Digital Enterprise

North West-based journalist, author and researcher Paul Gosling discusses Derry’s transition away from relying on industry as an economic driver and the opportunities available as a city of digital excellence. Derry was...

NI Economic Conference launch

Northern Ireland’s major economic conference to take place in Derry in 2016 The Annual Northern Ireland Economic Conference, which is Northern Ireland’s major annual economic analysis event is set to take place...

The referendum fallout

Ulster University Economic Policy Centre’s Neil Gibson analyses the possible scenarios and alternate futures for the Northern Ireland economy in an era of uncertainty. Forecasting is challenging at the best of times,...

Action needed on productivity gap

Northern Ireland has a productivity problem and a cursory glance at the main productivity measures indicates that things are getting worse, writes Paul Mac Flynn.  When compared to the UK, Northern Ireland...

Performance at a glance

Northern Ireland’s competitive ranking is “simply too low” and quicker improvement by the economies of other countries has led to our comparative position worsening, according to Northern Ireland’s first Competiveness Report.  ...

Out of office

As he approaches his retirement this year after 26 years with CBI, Northern Ireland Director Nigel Smyth discusses how 2016 has been his busiest yet as the organisation seeks to inform, reassure...

A bright future

Chief Executive of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Roger Wilson talks to agendaNi about developing the local economy by building on the area’s strengths. From its inception, the number one...

Uncertainty fuels downturn

Following a positive trend in the Northern Ireland property market, recent uncertainty within markets following the vote to Leave has led to a downturn for both residential and commercial subsectors. The overall...