Northern Ireland’s economy to fall behind the rest of the UK as employment rate...

Northern Ireland’s economy is expected to grow less than all other regions in the UK next year due to a combination of slowing consumer spending and...

English people only care about Ireland on St Patrick’s Day

Today is St Patrick’s Day – a day where once a year, parts of the world are painted green, white and orange. Guinness is, quite literally, the order of the day, and in America,...

EU approves buyout of Monsanto by German chemical firm Bayer

German conglomerate Bayer won EU antitrust approval on Wednesday for its $62.5bn (£44.5bn) buy of US peer Monsanto, the latest in a trio of mega mergers that...

Donald Trump’s White House may be in chaos, but financial markets don’t seem to...

Can political chaos coexist with economic success? We know that political paralysis does not seem to matter much, at least in the short run. Look at...

US central bank raises interest rates to 1.75%

The US central bank has raised interest rates again for the world’s largest economy, citing a tightening labour market. The Federal Reserve’s governing council, led by new...

Japan wants more women in construction. Pink toilets may not be helping

Getting hired seemed like the tough part. Then Maho Nishioka showed up for her new job at a Japanese construction site. The workers she supervised refused to...

Five things to look out for as US interest rates rise this week

This will be a week where interest rates and currencies will climb to the front, though politics retains the capacity to surprise us all. For a start...

Wage squeeze: The end is in sight but there’ll be no party

We might be entering the 12th straight month of falling real wages, but the end of the squeeze in living standards that followed the Brexit vote is finally...

Brexit: Sterling faces imminent slump against euro and dollar, warns currency expert

Buy euros and dollars now before sterling slumps: that was the message from a leading foreign currency expert at a travel industry event on the impact of Brexit. Nick Parsons, chief writer and editor for...

10 things airlines are doing to make flying economy more comfortable

Modern air travel has become increasingly unpleasant as airlines continue to shrink seat sizes to fit more passengers on board — and this is especially true in economy class.  But not all airlines are heading...

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