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Opening date confirmed for The Range store in Londonderry

The Range have now confirmed the date for the opening of its new Londonderry superstore.

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Though still at planning stage, developments in Belfast like Bankmore Square and others are an encouraging sign for the city

Market strong despite drop in foreign interest

Confidence within Northern Ireland’s commercial property market remains relatively robust, despite a clear trend of falling interest from foreign investors, according to the latest RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and Ulster Bank commercial market survey.

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Jet2 CEO Steve Heapy and Belfast International MD Graham Keddie celebrate the firms expansion plans

Major route expansion by Jet2 brings jobs to Belfast International

Budget airline and holiday firm Jet2 has announced a significant expansion of its services at Belfast International Airport with six routes to new destinations and the likelihood of 30 new jobs.

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Progressive posts £9.4m profit as lending rises by 11%

Northern Ireland’s largest locally owned financial institution, Progressive Building Society has announced its financial results for 2016 with mortgage lending increasing by 11% to £205million.

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Sir Philip Green

Field warns Sir Philip Green over pensions agreement

Labour MP Frank Field has warned Sir Philip Green his BHS settlement deal with a pensions regulator will be scrutinised to ensure pension laws are fit for purpose.

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A changeable and potentially more challenging environment ahead

Santander profits fall amid plunge in pound after Brexit

High street lender Santander warned of a “changeable and potentially more challenging” economic outlook amid the fallout from the Brexit-hit pound as it revealed lower first- quarter UK profits.

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Brothers Michael and John Taggart pictured at an earlier court hearing

Highest number of new-build homes registered in 10 years

Former property tycoons Michael and John Taggart’s fight against being declared bankrupt centres on the firm that controls £1 billion of Nama loans in Northern Ireland, it has emerged.

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Jet2 investment to bring 50 new jobs to Belfast International airport

The decision by Jet2 to base a fourth aircraft at Belfast International Airport and expand its route network will lead to fifty new jobs, it has been revealed.
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Lawrence Kenwright outside the Scottish Mutual building

City hotel back on track as Scottish Mutual sells

The fortunes of a Belfast city centre landmark have swung again with the purchase of the Scottish Mutual building from the Hill family by the Signature Living Group.

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Mortgages aside, debts outweigh savings by more than �100 on average

Average 50-something owes more than their savings

The average “squeezed” 50-something has more in debts than savings, a survey has found.

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Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Brian Kingston and Julie Harrison, NI Chair of Big Lottery Fund, untie a ribbon at the opening to the public of the final section of the Connswater Community Greenway

Final link of 'amazing' Connswater Community greenway opens

The final section of the Connswater Community Greenway opened on Tuesday.

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Unosquare CEO Mike Barrett and president Giancarlo Di Vece, left and right, with Invest NI CEO Alastair Hamilton

US firm Unosquare to create 100 software engineering jobs

A US software development business is to create 100 new jobs in Belfast in the next two years after choosing the city as the location for a new engineering centre.

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Mairtin O Muilleoir, finance minister before the Executive collapsed, said the secretary of states budget announcement must be opposed vociferously

Wilson slams Sinn Fein’s ‘faux outrage’ at budget plan

A former finance minister has angrily denounced Mairtin O Muilleoir, accusing the Sinn Fein MLA of putting on a display of “faux outrage” over a proposed budget for the Province.

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SSE Airtricity continues its expansion into the solar power sector

SSE Airtricity in purchase deal from NI’s largest solar farm

SSE Airtricity has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. for Northern Ireland’s largest solar farm capable of supplying 14,000 over the next 15 years.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond will gain some cheer from the figures just weeks before the General Election

Levels of government borrowing at lowest in almost ten years

Government borrowing has reached its lowest level in nearly a decade, but the Chancellor has overshot his independent target for shoring up the public finances.

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Directors of Hastings Hotels Howard Hastings, Managing Director, Allyson McKimm, Events Director, Aileen Martin, Sales Director, Julie Hastings, Marketing Director and Edward Carson, Vice-Chairman and Financial Director  unveiled a new building wrap which will be changed a regular intervals helping to tell the story of the hotel as it is being built.

Hastings hotels to spend £53M on Grand Central site in Belfast

The Hastings Hotels group is to spend £53 million building Northern Ireland's largest hotel.
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The "deceptively spacious" Gothic style Victorian cottage was built in 1877

One bedroom cottage with historic ties goes on the market in Belfast for £150,000

A one-bedroom Victorian cottage in Belfast has gone on the market at £150,000.

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(left to right) Mike Barrett, CEO Unosquare, Alastair Hamilton, Invest Northern Ireland Chief Executive, and Giancarlo Di Vece, President, Unosquare, as the US-based software company is to create 100 new jobs in Belfast

Software company Unosquare to create 100 new jobs in Belfast

A US-based software company is to create 100 new jobs in Belfast.

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The business has so far raised more than �1 million to help it develop its retail orientated software

AirPOS announces launch of £450,000 Crowdcube funding campaign

AirPOS the Belfast born and based world leader in point-of-sale and ecommerce software for independent retail are very proud to announce that they will be raising £450,000 on Crowdcube, the UK’s largest investment network, in the coming weeks.

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