Can We Increase Exports? Part II

Germany’s small and medium sized manufacturing companies export goods and services to countries all around the world. They are largely family-owned and account for a majority of the country’s economic output and almost two-thirds of jobs.

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INVENT 2014: Your Chance To Change The World Part I

The Finance Minister, Simon Hamilton, recently provided a grim warning about the need for cuts in public spending. He stated his dislike for such cuts but didn’t offer a solution to the reality of reduced public sector spending.

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Is Leadership Simple? Part II

Leadership used to be simple: leaders told people what to do and they did it. There were leaders and followers and life was good. That was until people realised leaders didn’t always get it right and leaders, themselves, realised the need to listen before making decisions.

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Are We Leaving Our Young People Behind?

Many economic profiles of Northern Ireland show that we have one of the youngest populations in Europe and highlight it as our greatest asset. The crucial role young people play in the economy is celebrated even though it is increasingly difficult for them to get well-paid, long-term secure jobs that lead to rewarding careers.

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