Chief Economist’s Weekly Brief – Slipping and sliding

The world economy seems to be struggling a bit. The latest global PMI manufacturing survey figure was consistent with growth between 2%y/y and 3%y/y. That is weak. But it is also predominantly centred on emerging economies. The US and Eurozone are not sliding yet. That is good. But the UK is. That is not good. Continue reading

NI Third Sector Confident Despite Decreases in Government Funding

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A new survey of  Third sector organisations has been launched today. Published by Ulster Bank & CO3, the survey reveals that Third sector organisations are confident about their prospects despite a challenging environment and significant decreases in government funding. Continue reading