Tag: economic

Hong Kong: China vows to retaliate after Trump ends special economic status

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Their freedom has been taken away” China has vowed to retaliate after the US ended Hong Kong’s preferential trade status and imposed sanctions on officials who crack down on rights. President Donald Trump said he was acting because China had taken away Hong Kong’s freedom after it imposed a new security law.… Read more →

Coronavirus: NI faces ‘deep and prolonged economic downturn’

Image caption Last week, Bombardier Aerospace announced it is cutting 600 jobs at its Northern Ireland operations. Northern Ireland faces rising unemployment, sharply reduced foreign investment and Brexit complications, the economy minister has warned. The sobering assessment is contained in an economic recovery plan published by Diane Dodds. The plan is intended to tackle the challenges of the next 18… Read more →