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Financial services sector optimism grows

Business optimism in the financial services sector reached its highest level for almost 17 years in the three months to September, a survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has found.

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Fall in Northern Ireland unemployment welcomed

The unemployment rate in Northern Ireland was 6.9 per cent in the three months to July, falling below that of the UK, figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency (NISRA) have shown.

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UK unemployment falls

Unemployment in the UK fell to 7.7 per cent of the population in the three months to July, a fall of 0.1 per cent from the previous quarter, official data has shown.

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Economic recovery in Scotland gains pace

Scotland's economic recovery is 'quickening' with record growth in business activity and new work in August, according to figures from the Bank of Scotland.

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NI Government puts access to finance under spotlight

Northern Ireland's Finance Minister, Simon Hamilton, is beginning a series of talks with ministers and senior bank executives to address the economic challenges facing Northern Ireland.

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UK economic growth estimate revised up for Q2

The second estimate of UK economic growth for the three months to June has been revised up by 0.1 per cent to 0.7 per cent, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has confirmed.

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School-leavers need better workplace skills, say business groups

Young people in the UK are leaving school unprepared for employment and the workplace, business groups have said.

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NI business activity shows signs of improvement

The Northern Ireland economy is showing signs of improvement and growth according to Ulster Bank's Construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI).

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UK unemployment falls slightly

Unemployment in the UK fell by 4,000 in the three months to June, official data has shown.

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Inflation falls to 2.8 per cent in July

Inflation fell to 2.8 per cent in July, down from 2.9 per cent in June, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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