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is running an initiative to encourage local companies in the construction sector to consider business opportunities in Poland. The initiative is funded by Invest NI    The initiative is designed to give companies fast-track access to business contacts and opportunities in the Polish market and includes a market visit which will take place from the 26th – 30th October 2009. The initiative provides an excellent opportunity for companies to meet with potential customers and decision makers in their individual product or service sector. Poland is the only market in the EU which has not gone into recession and still maintains a ...
is considered one of the leading retail banks in Northern Ireland with 83 branches and four finance centres. It is also one of the four commercial banks which are permitted to issue their own banknotes in Northern Ireland. Since 1 March 2005 Northern Bank has been owned by Danske Bank .
Laying the foundations of a successful retail career
Therese Rogan, fdf NI Regional Director, with Francis Martin, President of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce, and Hugh Black, Manager of Victoria Square, at Tuesday’s Masterclass on the future of Retail by Hugh Black To celebrate the development of Northern Ireland’s first ever Retail Foundation Degree, launched in January 2010, students involved in the innovative development were given a masterclass on the future of the sector by Hugh Black, Manager of the jewel in Belfast’s retail crown, Victoria Square. The event was organized by fdf (Foundation Degree Forward) in partnership with Skillsmart Retail and the Northern ... market research, surveys and trends
NAMA looks north
The Northern Ireland NAMA Advisory Committee has begun its task of protecting the value of the region’s property and assets that are due to be taken into the National Asset Management Agency. Meadhbh Monahan looks at the role of the ‘bad bank’ in the province. An estimated £4.6 billion of Northern Ireland assets will be transferred to NAMA, the asset management agency which was established with the aim of transferring key property-related exposures from the balance sheets of the participating financial institutions in return for Irish Government-guaranteed securities. Initially established to deal with the banking and property ... market research, surveys and trends


Local Business Pushing for Peace in Northern Ireland
Apart from its devastating human toll the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland has had a major economic impact on the Province. The local business community recognised this in the early 1990s, and decided to actively push for peace. The business community has acted as a policy think-tank and a lobbying group, and recently it has also issued anti-sectarian guidelines. These initiatives have not only helped to reduce tension, they have also proved to be profitable. I t is hard to evaluate the exact economic impact of the Troubles -as the Northern Ireland conflict is known- but without doubt it has been immense. Loss of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Northern Ireland: Policing and justice agreement heralds assault ...
Threats and bribes from London, encouraged by Washington and Dublin, eventually convinced the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to agree to the transferring of policing and justice powers to the Northern Ireland Executive. Months of bitter negotiations at Hillsborough Castle culminated in a five-point agreement in a text that ran to a mere 3,000 words. The agreement between Sinn Fein and the DUP was hailed as laying the basis for the stabilisation of Northern Ireland’s political system. It was, according the British prime minister, Gordon Brown, the “final piece in the jigsaw” of the protracted Northern Ireland peace process. News ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Mixed response to the dreaded Budget
Protesters dressed as Prime Minister David Cameron, former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg demonstrate at Trafalgar yesterday NORTHERN Ireland's business community has given a mixed response to Chancellor George Osborne's emergency budget - viewing it as giving with one hand while taking away with the other. Business leaders welcomed some measures announced by the Chancellor, such as the staggered reduction in corporation tax from 28% to 24%, but voiced their concerns that positive gains will be all but cancelled out by a rise in VAT from ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
'Cultural powerhouse' Derry basks in glow of City of Culture victory
The Mayor of Derry, Councillor Colum Eastwood, with guests at the Guildhall to celebrate the city's success in winning the UK City of Culture 2013. Included, from left, are Secretary of State Owen Paterson, Valerie Watts, Ton Clerk and City Council Chief Executive, playwright Phil Redmond, chairman of the judging panel, Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries and Aideen McGinley, chief executive ILEX Northern Ireland-born actor James Nesbitt branded Derry a “cultural powerhouse” after the city won the inaugural UK City of Culture title. Coleraine-born Nesbitt, star of hit ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Speech by Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England to the ...
Speech by. MERVYN KING. GOVERNOR OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Belfast on Tuesday 9 October 2007 ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The distinctiveness of Belfast medicine and its Medical School
Belfast: The Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1984: 49-106. 9. Stuart J. Historical memoirs of the city of Armagh. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
CV - Harvard School of Public Health - HSPH
2002-2003 Member of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce Economic Affairs Committee. 2002 Presentation on "New Technologies in Health Care" to the ...
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