Friday February 28, 2020

Brexit uncertainty slowing down service sector

While new orders continued to increase, the rise was the smallest for three months, and new business from outside Ireland fell for the first time since November 2016

6th August, 2019
Confidence among service providers slumps. Pic: Getty

While new orders continued to increase, the rise was the smallest for three months, and new business from outside Ireland fell for the first time since November 2016. Firms reported a drop in UK business as Brexit concerns affected demand from customers.

Employment in the sector continued to increase, though at the slowest pace for more than six years. Companies said they had taken on extra staff in anticipation of a pick-up in sales later in...

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