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Five years, five trends

Jonathan Sloan
IN the five-year existence of the Barclays Charity Fund, our discussions with our clients have changed enormously.

Why adding the #ad hashtag is now a must for 'influencers'

Niamh Magee
SOCIAL media personalities and “influencers” who earn money from endorsing products and services via their social media platforms have been sent a strong message that they must clearly state when they’ve been paid for their posts if they don’t want to fall foul of increased scrutiny by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

New year, new road safety resolutions

Stuart Gilmore
WITH the Christmas holiday period behind us, we're now in the midst of the longest and most depressing month of the year, with all the bad weather and dark nights it can bring.

Gambling with people's livelihoods is reckless and irresponsible

Stephen Kelly
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 perfect storm

Claire McCombe
“Bottom Line: there’s no such thing as a good or bad idea regardless of price!” - Howard Marks In recent months, capital markets have been grappling with a slowdown in economic growth.

Upcoming city centre developments suggest a promising new year

Declan Flynn
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.

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