Bloomberg, the global business and financial news provider, has opened a bureau in Belfast, it announced today.
It will be US company’s third news centre in the UK after London and Edinburgh and a major sign of the improving business conditions in the North.
The announcement came as more than 100 US business chiefs were arriving in Belfast for a three day economic conference aimed at selling the North to corporate America as an investment location.
“The addition of a Belfast news bureau reflects Bloomberg’s commitment to provide the most thorough real-time news and data to our customers around the world,” said Reto Gregori of Bloomberg.
“With bureaux in London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin, Bloomberg is exceptionally well positioned to cover this region and to report on the recovery of the Northern Irish economy after decades of upheaval.”
The Belfast bureau is the 18th new office the company has opened across Europe, Africa and the Middle East in the past five years and brings its total to 135 worldwide.
Chris Collins, Bloomberg’s managing editor in Europe, said its local-market presence gave it quality of reporting that was unequalled.
“Bloomberg’s growing customer base in the UK, Ireland and overseas demands that we cover all facets of the economic story even as many other news organisations reduce their coverage of various regions, including Northern Ireland and Belfast,” he said.