Tag: business

Coronavirus: Business picks up in NI but employment levels fall

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Retail, manufacturing and construction have reported a strong rebound in growth Business activity in NI picked up last month, signalling economic recovery, but employment levels are continuing to fall, an Ulster Bank survey suggests. Every month, the bank conducts a survey of a representative sample of firms. It is considered a reliable indicator of economic… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Chancellor’s Scotland visit to highlight business support

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rishi Sunak is the fourth UK minister to visit Scotland in recent weeks The chancellor is to visit Scotland later to highlight the benefits of UK government schemes for businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Rishi Sunak said 65,000 businesses in Scotland had been supported through loan schemes, paying out £2bn. Mr Sunak is the fourth… Read more →

Tesco sells Polish supermarket business

Image copyright Getty Images Tesco has agreed to sell its business in Poland as it continues to scale back its international operations. The UK supermarket giant is selling its 301-store Polish business to Danish retail group Salling Group for £181m. It said the sale would allow it to focus on its central European markets of Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia… Read more →