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Fighting the Fed

Jonathan Dobbin
AMIDST firming economic data and further improvements in the labour market, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the third time in this business cycle.

Is it time to talk away from the bull?

Roseann Kelly
THE research is still crystal clear, as in the movie A Few Good Men, so why are we not making more progress on gender diversity? According to McKinsey, companies across all sectors with the most women on their boards of directors significantly and consistently out-perform those with no female representation (by 41 per cent in terms of return on equity and by 56 per cent in terms of operating results).

Long live the brand

Carol Magill
RESEARCH conducted by IBM last year showed that 80 per cent of consumers feel the average brand doesn’t understand them as individuals.

Embrace a digital future – for Northern Ireland’s sake

Eric Carson
WHILE Brexit, the Stormont election all the fears associated with a new US Trump administration will all play an important role in Northern Ireland’s business future, one thing is certain – technology and innovation will continue to be most important factors in determining our success.

Are stocks over valued?

Jonathan Dobbin
NOBEL Prize winner Robert Shiller is among those now more insistently arguing that US equities are expensive.

Central banks back in focus

Aaron Hall
MONETARY policy is very much to the fore for markets at the moment as we are in the midst of the March round of key central bank meetings.

Stability is what we need to thrive

Declan Flynn
NOBODY would question the challenges Northern Ireland has faced during almost a decade since the property crash, with the events of 2007/2008 casting a lengthy shadow.

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