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Speaking at a business breakfast meeting this morning in Belfast, and attended by the Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell, the CBI Northern Ireland Chair, Colin Walsh, set out the views of the business organisation regarding the current political situation...
DETI Minister discussed the key challenges and opportunities facing the NI economy with CBI members this morning. The event included insights from Alastair Hamilton, Invest NI, Esmond Birnie, PwC and Richard Ramsey, Ulster Bank.
CBI comments on the passing of the Second and Consideration stages of the Budget Bill in the Assembly.
The latest PMI report – produced for Ulster Bank Northern Ireland by Markit – signalled returns to growth in both output and new orders during May amid reports of improved market conditions. Firms continued to take on extra staff as a result. Meanwhile, the rate of cost inflation accelerated to the sharpest seen in 2015 so far