Taiwan’s envoy to the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation  forum Vincent Siew (left)  with China’s president Xi Jinping in Beijing. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Links with mainland China have provoked a swell of popular anti-Beijing feeling

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), attends the European Banking Congress at the Alte Oper concert hall in Frankfurt. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Paris-based think-tank says Irish economy ‘very vulnerable’ to external shocks

The factory floor of Greencore’s Manton Wood plant in the UK

London-listed food group reports full-year revenue of £1.26 billion (€1.58 billion).

The research also indicates absenteeism has fallen by more than two days per year over the last decade.

The survey does not conclude which had bigger impact absenteeism – the boom or Bust

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton: two thirds of all new jobs come from start-ups in their first five years of existence

Bruton unveils shortlist for inaugural Best Young Entrepreneur competition

Applegreen   operates 92 service stations in Ireland, including eight motorway service areas

Company, which operates 92 service stations in Ireland, benefited from successful refinancing

Independent News & Media (INM) said its online business operations were continuing to grow, with revenues up 33 per cent year to date. Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times

Media group said total print advertising revenues were down by 3.4% in year to date

Datalex chief executive Aidan Brogan

Travel software firm, backed by businessman Dermot Desmond, positive on outlook

Unions vote in favour of management proposals which will give them 3.75% pay hike

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