The economy

Call for Northern Ireland infrastructure investment

Urban regeneration initiatives must form a 'key plank' of the Northern Ireland Executive's economic policy, according to the chairman of the CBI in Northern Ireland.

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UK avoids triple-dip recession

The UK economy avoided falling back into recession after official figures revealed a growth of 0.3 per cent in the first three months of the year.

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Online companies see rapid growth

Businesses in the online sector are growing 57 times faster than those that are not, results from the Barclays' Online Business Outlook 2013 have shown.

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SME's fear of risk could further stunt economic growth

Financial volatility and a flat-lining British economy are leaving many small businesses fearing risk, a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has said.

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Unemployment up to 2.56 million

The number of people out of work rose by 70,000 in the three months to February 2013, taking the total number of unemployed in the UK up to 2.56 million, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.

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Inflation unchanged at 2.8 per cent in March

The Consumer Prices Index measure of inflation remained at 2.8 per cent in March, the same as it had been in February, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics.

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UK to avoid triple dip recession, says business group

Strong performance in the manufacturing and services sectors during the first quarter of 2013 will help the UK avoid falling back into recession, a quarterly economic survey from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has found.

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Millions leaving work to care for family members

Millions of UK adults are leaving employment or reducing working hours to care for an elderly, disabled or seriously ill family member, according to research from Carers UK and business forum Employers for Carers.

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Airport capacity hampering UK trade

The UK risks losing millions of pounds of export and trade opportunities unless it boosts the number of direct flights to the fastest growing world economies, a report by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned.

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Urgent growth measures needed in Budget, says BCC

The need for growth measures in next month's Budget has become even more pressing since the downgrading of the UK's AAA credit rating by ratings agency Moody's, according to the director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

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