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Conference will mark AFBI's decade of innovation in agri-food sector

THE Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) is marking a decade of leading local innovation and research for the agri-food industry with a major conference which promises to map out the major challenges and technologies that will shape the agri-food industry of the future.

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).

Brexit threat blamed for dip in pound

THE pound dipped yesterday, helping the FTSE 100 eke out another record high after the government revealed plans to trigger Article 50 next week.

Invest NI strengthens presence in Qatar as World Cup looms

JOBS agency Invest NI is to increase its presence in the Middle East by appointing a new regional manager who'll be based at the British Embassy in Doha, capital city of Qatar, which is building up its infrastructure ahead of the 2022 football World Cup.

Private and public sectors must work together to attract MIPIM investment

Stephen Blaney
As 23,000 participants from 90 countries prepare to take over 19,000 sq metres of exhibition space at MIPIM, the largest property event in the world, Stephen Blaney, design director at Coogan & Co Architects, explains why a strong delegation from Belfast needs to be there.

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