Wulabo wind power plant – By the end of 2013, total installed wind capacity here measured 91.4 gigawatts (GW), around 27 per cent of the world’s total, and the plan is to raise this to 200 GW by the end of the decade

China is the world’s biggest producer of wind power

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff hosts leaders from the BRICS countries and the Union of South American Nations. photograph: ueslei marcelino/reuters

Reaching a deal last week on the bank and the reserve arrangement took five years of talks

Residential construction  in  Guangzhou, Guangdong Province: new home prices in China’s four major cities are on the rise. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Boosted from tax breaks for small businesses and government investment in rail networks and public housing construction

 The Department of Foreign Affairs: organised training and briefing programme. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Senior Officials Training Programme is aimed at promoting and developing avenues for Ireland’s economic interests in Shanghai (...)

South Korean students prepare to take an exam. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

Getting good results is such an obsession in South Korea that grinds are big business and Ireland could benefit

An electronic display on a building reads “Condolences to the families of MH17”, in Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 298 passengers and crew on board crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17th. Photograph: Azhar Rahim/EPA

The crash of MH17 has prompted a wave of sombre soul-searching in the southeast Asian nation

Relatives of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 react at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. A total of 44 of the 298 killed in the crash, including the aircraft’s 15 crew members, were Malaysian. Photograph: AP Photo

Prime minister Najib Razak says perpetrators of Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy ‘must be swiftly brought to justice’

A labourer works beside a logo of Bank of China: report has prompted speculation that the government is getting ready for a new campaign to tighten up capital outflow controls. Photograph: Reuters

CCTV ran a show accusing Bank of China of offering money laundering service to wealthy clients

The Sewol ferry disaster in which 304 people died: the tragedy affected the economy. Photograph: AP/Ahn Young-joon

Consumer spending has been hit by national outpouring of grief

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