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Top Northern Ireland businesses to compete in entrepreneurial fundraising initiative

LONDON: Capita, Translink, ShredBank and Concentrix will be competing in the entrepreneurial fundraising initiative over the next six months. Each will receive £1,500 of seed funding in a “Dragons’ Den-style” investment and their goal is to raise £10,000. John Lundy, executive and business support manager from Translink, said: “We are delighted to be taking part in Million Makers to raise ... Read More »

UK business confidence falls as marketing spending increases level since 2013

LONDON: Financial confidence prospects by UK companies fell to its lowest level since 2013, despite spending on advertising is set to increase, the latest IPA Bellwether report revealed on Thursday. The study, compiled by Markit, was based on responses from 300 marketers from the UK’s top 1000 companies. About 12.2% of companies increased their marketing budgets in the second quarter ... Read More »

Buckinghamshire stars in top 10 of UK start-up businesses in 2015

LONDON: South Bucks is in the top 10 in the UK for the number of new businesses started in the area so far this year. In the first six months of 2015, 544 companies were set up in the local authority according to data from Companies House, the UK’s official registrar of businesses. This is the equivalent of 79.4 businesses ... Read More »

Northern Ireland remains worst place in UK for new businesses

DUBLIN: In the first six months of 2015, 3,827 companies were set up according to data from Companies House, the UK’s official registrar of businesses. Northern Ireland is the worst place in the UK for new businesses so far this year. In the first six months of 2015, 3,827 companies were set up according to data from Companies House, the ... Read More »

UK businesses waste £14b on unproductive research

LONDON: 62% of employees feel their research is unreliable or wasted. A new study has revealed that UK businesses waste more than £14bn per year on ineffective and unproductive research. The study claims that businesses waste one billion hours every year, with 62% of employees feeling that their research is unreliable or wasted. On average, 638 hours are spent on ... Read More »

Ireland business leaders in running for directors’ awards

DUBLIN: Eight of Northern Ireland’s top business leaders have been shortlisted for the national Institute of Directors awards in London. The IoD UK Director of the Year Awards showcase some of the UK’s top business talents, and their impact on the wider community. Those shortlisted include Mike Mullan of Moy Park, for the ‘corporate responsibility category’ and Marie-Therese McGivern of ... Read More »

Deloitte survey says UK business expansion at 4-year high

LONDON: British companies were at their most expansionary in four years during the second quarter of 2015, despite the debt crisis in Greece plaguing financial markets, a survey of finance chiefs has shown. Accountancy group Deloitte said the prospect of higher interest rates topped chief financial officers’ (CFOs) list of potential business risks, signalling that economic recovery is gaining steam. ... Read More »

Turkish business circles want to see end of post-election uncertainties

ANKARA: Turkish business circles want to see the end of post-election uncertainties and express their concerns to politicians. Many of them are under huge debt burdens. Their biggest concern is the possibility of the non-establishment of any coalition government and entering a snap election period, which will both increase political risks. The United States Federal Reserve (Fed) did not make ... Read More »

New Mexico economic development business says ‘optimistic’ about boost in funding

NEW YORK: Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and the Legislature decided this year to pour tens of millions of dollars more into wooing businesses and spurring job creation, an infusion that New Mexico’s top economic development official said will help make the state even more competitive. “It’s an arms race in economic development. Everybody is chasing that bright shiny ball out ... Read More »

German scam threatening to shut down small New Zealand businesses

BERLIN: A new scam threatening to shut down small New Zealand businesses if they don’t pay up is gaining momentum. NetSafe have received 30 reports since April about a letter that encourages businesses to list with the Corporate Portal New Zealand site. The letter, claiming to be from from “New Zealand – Companies”, says the target’s details are incomplete and ... Read More »

Belgium NBB business climate rises to -3.9, from -4.9 in quarter

BRUSSELS: Confidence among Belgian business leaders rose unexpectedly in the last quarter, official data showed. In a report, National Bank of Belgium said that Belgium NBB Business Climate rose to -3.9, from -4.9 in the preceding quarter. Analysts had expected Belgium NBB Business Climate to fall to -5.1 in the last quarter. Read More »

Belgium business confidence rises to highest level in almost 4 years during June

BRUSSELS: Belgium’s business confidence rose to its highest level in almost four years during June, as sentiment improved in manufacturing, business services and construction sectors, survey results from the National Bank of Belgium showed Wednesday. The business confidence index rose to -3.9 from -4.9 in May. That defied economists’ expectations for a deterioration in the measure to -5. The latest ... Read More »

German business morale weakens for 2nd straight month running in June

BERLIN: German business morale weakened for a second straight month in June, a leading survey showed, suggesting concerns about the Greek debt crisis are hitting the mood in corporate boardrooms across Europe’s largest economy. Ifo’s business climate index, based on a monthly survey of some 7,000 firms, dropped to 107.4 in June from 108.5 in May. That was its weakest ... Read More »

German business morale weakens for 2nd straight month running in June

BERLIN: German business morale weakened for a second straight month in June, a leading survey showed, suggesting concerns about the Greek debt crisis are hitting the mood in corporate boardrooms across Europe’s largest economy. Ifo’s business climate index, based on a monthly survey of some 7,000 firms, dropped to 107.4 in June from 108.5 in May. That was its weakest ... Read More »

Two of Turkey’s top business groups reiterate call for new govt

ANKARA: Two of Turkey’s leading business conglomerates have repeated over the weekend their call for the formation of a coalition government, stressing the need to resume reforms in the economy at the earliest. The 13-year stand-alone administration of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AK Party) came to an end after the June 7 general election, leaving the four parties in ... Read More »

UK small business grew solidly over last 3 months

LONDON: Britain’s small businesses grew solidly over the last three months, according to the latest small business index from the Federation of Small Business. A “robust” improvement in confidence pushed up productivity, job creation and investment at a faster rate than in the economy as a whole. Both investment and growth hit their highest levels since the index was introduced ... Read More »

Top UK business figures Helena Morrissey and Mark Littlewood back calls for EU reform or Brexit

LONDON: Several top UK business leaders have backed a new report from Business for Britain (BfB) which states that if Britain cannot establish a new relationship within the EU, it should prosper outside it. Helena Morrissey, of Newton Investment Management and Mark Littlewood, director general of the Institute of Economic Affairs, are among the BfB members who put their names ... Read More »

Business confidence higher in Wales than in rest of UK

LONDON: There is a significantly higher level of business confidence in Wales compared to other countries and regions of the UK, a leading economic analyst has said. Speaking at the launch of the Grant Thornton UK Business Confidence Monitor Report, associate director James Roberts said: “We are facing headwinds with a decline in exports, which can be traced to the ... Read More »

Turkish business groups call on political leaders to form coalition gov’t

ANKARA: A number of business organizations continued their contacts with Turkey’s political parties at parliament on June 17, calling on them to form a coalition government as soon as possible. Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu hosted a delegation of executives of members of the EU-Turkey Joint Consultative Committee, led by the head of Turkish Union of Chambers and ... Read More »

UAE business ready for huge investment in Poland

WARSAW: A United Arab Emirates real estate developer Emaar is ready to carry out “the biggest investment project in the world” in Poland, the firm’s owner Mohamed Alabbar said during a recent visit to the country. Emaar is ready to build a 20-hectare estate with apartments, hotels, a retail complex and road infrastructure in the center of a select Polish ... Read More »