AN engineering firm whose Irish customers have asked that their products are moved south before St Patrick's Day for fear of getting stranded in the north and a food firm who, to protect the other 75 per cent of their workforce, will have to put a quarter of their staff on protective notice as their Irish supermarket customer won’t pass on a 40 per cent tariff cost to their shoppers .
THE commercial property sector within Belfast has remained resilient over the past number of years, in spite of the many challenges the Northern Irish economy has thrown its way not least the ongoing confusion surrounding Brexit 2018 closed its doors on a successful 12 months, and from what we know already, 2019 is looking promising.
CHINESE New Year is fast approaching on February 5, when the Chinese community all over the world will celebrate by lighting fireworks, giving red envelopes of money to children and enjoying celebratory meals to usher in the Year of the Pig.
THE last year proved challenging after a surge in the number of retailers collapsing into administration, closing stores or cutting rents using the CVA (company voluntary arrangement) insolvency procedure.
WHAT is it about football and the Premier League that attracts so many colourful and influential characters? The civic passion it evokes across the UK, Ireland and internationally as well as the financial clout required to influence it, are two undoubted factors.