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Marcon awarded fit-out of Belfast’s newest visitor attraction

Museum and exhibition fit-out specialist Marcon has secured a major new contract with Belfast City Council.

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Mr Hamilton pictured in Dublin with Fiona Cunningham of Tourism NI

Hamilton urges RoI visitors to visit province

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton has invited visitors from the Republic of Ireland to ‘Say Hello to More in Northern Ireland’ as he launched Tourism Northern Ireland’s Autumn advertising campaign.

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Enda Kenny

Taoiseach to host all-island summit in November on Brexit

Enda Kenny will host all-Ireland talks on the impact of Brexit within weeks.

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The UK voted to quit the EU by 52% to 48% on June 23, 2016

NI’s specific issues may ‘slip through cracks in GB’

A landmark legal challenge to Brexit will examine the idea that the Good Friday Agreement overrides an entitlement to launch Brexit without a parliamentary vote, a High Court judge has ruled.

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George Osbornes policies could never succeed claimed Yanis Varoufakis seen here on the left during his time as Greek Finance Minister

Invest says Yanis as he brands Osborne ‘hapless’

The maverick former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has lampooned ex-chancellor George Osborne, labelling him “hapless” and urging his successor to make a clean break from his policies.

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Trade slowdown warning

Trade growth slowdown ‘a wake up call’ says WTO

The UK economy is expected to escape a post-referendum recession, according to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), but the group forecasts that world trade will expand at its slowest pace since the financial crisis.

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Compromise and common sense are vital to achieve what the UK wants

Government urged to redouble efforts to keep single market

Some of the City’s biggest business groups have urged the Government to redouble efforts to maintain access to the single market, take a “sensible” approach to immigration and reject protectionism as part of Brexit negotiations.

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‘Sprucefield is the only viable option for John Lewis’

‘Sprucefield is the only viable option for John Lewis’

Sprucefield is the only site in Northern Ireland that could deliver the amount of footfall needed to make a John Lewis store viable.

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Zizzi

Italian restaurant Zizzi to open in Belfast city centre

Italian restaurant, Zizzi will open in Belfast’s Victoria Square this October creating 35 jobs.

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BCA director Katy Best

City Airport checks in for global summit

A delegation from George Best Belfast City Airport is in China this week for the world’s largest gathering of global route development senior decision makers.

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Matthew Brown, centre,  and Scott Ritchie from Connect Telecom pictured with Mark Goldsbrough, left,  of client firm AJ Hurst

Connect Telecom earns One Net deal

As a result of the company’s ongoing success, Connect Telecom, which has grown its number of customers and connections by more than 50% in the last year, has become the first Vodafone partner authorised to install One Net Business in Northern Ireland.

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James Cunningham Jr pictured with his father James Snr and Kevin Fitzpatrick from First Trust Bank

Investment by family firm brings 24 jobs to Kilkeel

One of Co Down’s longest established businesses, Cunningham Butchers has created 24 new jobs following a significant investment in its Kilkeel premises.

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A warning about bus lane cameras on May Street, just to the east of Belfast City Hall. One nearby camera had resulted in �975,000-worth of fines.

Pressure group speaks out as Belfast bus lane fines revealed

Motorists have been hit by £2.73 million in fines for driving in Belfast bus lanes over a 15-month period, prompting a call for drivers not be seen as “cash cows”.

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Mrs May is accused of pushing the issue as far down the road as she can

City chiefs slam PM May’s stance over Brexit

Some of the City’s biggest hitters have delivered a withering critique of Theresa May’s Brexit negotiations ahead of the 100 day anniversary of Britain’s decision to quit the European Union.

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Indicators point to continuing low prices for the rest of the month at least

Wholesale gas prices plunge 36% over year

Wholesale gas prices are 36% lower on average this month compared to September 2015, while prices in the first two weeks saw prices drop to levels not seen since 2009.

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The supermarket is also expected to reveal plans for Argos and Habitat

Sainsbury’s set to take a hit over Argos deal and price war

Sainsbury’s is forecast to report another dip in sales when it unveils second quarter results next week, with the City also looking for any further news of cost savings linked to its acquisition of Argos.

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New Greggs store on the way to Ballymena

New Greggs store on the way to Ballymena

It is understood that pies and pastry company Greggs is set to open another store in Northern Ireland.

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Research suggests women should take advantage of technology-driven changes in the labour market by studying and working in STEM areas

Women’s career choices ‘key to closing gender pay gap’

Britain’s gender pay gap won’t close until 2069 unless more women are encouraged to take up careers in industries such as science and engineering, a new report is warning.

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Iceland and Iceland - not immediately alike

Iceland, the country, considers suing Iceland, the supermarket

A cold war is in the offing after the Icelandic government confirmed that it is considering launching a lawsuit against British supermarket Iceland over its name.

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Stuart Best of Whites Oats, left, with Tescos Sean Largey

Porridge maker wins business in Scotland

White’s Oat, Northern Ireland’s oat miller and leading porridge producer, has been awarded a new contract to supply Tesco’s Scottish stores with its award winning cereal products.

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