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Northern Ireland set to enjoy strongest UK house prices growth

Gary McDonald Business Editor
NORTHERN Ireland is set to enjoy the strongest growth in house prices in the UK over the next four years, with residential property prices predicted to lift from their current average value of around £128,000 to reach £154,000, according to PwC’s latest UK Economic Outlook (UKEO).

Students win National Enterprise Award for partnerships and innovation in London

YOUNG entrepreneurs from Belfast Boys’ Model and Mercy College, who had already been crowned runner up with their company ‘Mindsight’ at the recent Northern Ireland final in Belfast, have won the Delta Air Lines Pursuit of Opportunity Award at the Young Enterprise UK final in London The final celebrated the top 14 UK student companies set up and run over one academic year as part of the Young Enterprise company programme, and the Delta Air Lines award goes to the team which has successfully pursued partnerships with other organisations.

TalkTalk upbeat after solid first quarter

TALKTALK has posted rising first quarter sales and said it expects to bag 150,000 new customers this year as the telecoms group continues with its turnaround.

Abbey Insurance parent firm Prestige in US investment boost

PRESTIGE Insurance Holdings, parent company of Northern Ireland’s largest privately-owned insurance broker Abbey Insurance, has signed a deal with US-based investor Capital Z Partners Management which would see a multi-million pound investment into the company by the global equity firm.

UK housing market falls in value by £27bn

By Vicky Shaw, Press Association Personal Finance Correspondent
THE total value of Britain's property market has fallen by nearly £27 billion since the start of the year, analysis by a website has found.

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