The economy

Record number of women in work

The employment rate for women is at its highest since records began, the Office for National Statistics has revealed.

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Online sales growth continues

Online retailers have reported their strongest January sales of non-food products since 2009, according to the British Retail Consortium.

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NI Chamber calls for export action plan

The Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce has called for further Government measures to boost exports.

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Small manufacturers plan investment

Small manufacturers are planning to increase investment during 2014, according to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry.

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Unemployment falls to 7.1 per cent

The UK unemployment rate has dropped to 7.1 per cent, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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Retailers post record sales growth

Retail sales quantities rose 2.6 per cent in December 2013 compared with the previous month, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics.

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Inflation falls to two per cent

The consumer prices index (CPI) measure of inflation dropped to two per cent in December 2013, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has announced.

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UK production flat in November

Total UK production was unchanged in the month to November 2013, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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Record growth for online sales

Internet sales of non-food goods grew by 19.2 per cent in December 2013 when compared with December 2012, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium.

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Businesses in Northern Ireland confident for 2014

Businesses in Northern Ireland are showing increased confidence for the year ahead, according to a survey by the Northern Ireland Chambers of Commerce.

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