Newsround: Friday's top stories

Small business sentiment; Belfast's falling house prices; Central Bank statistics; Tourism VAT; Vita Cortex dispute

30th December, 2011
Newsround: Friday's top stories
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The main stories on Friday afternoon.

* Loans to households continued to decline during November 2011, and were 4.1 per cent lower on a year-to-year basis at end-November 2011, according to new statistics from the Central Bank.

* Small businesses continue to rate their own business level in positive territory, despite the fact that the eurozone crisis has caused a dramatic fall in their confidence level of the overall business environment, according to the Small Firms Association’s fourth quarter...

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