Bottles of Corona beer, an Anheuser-Busch InBev brand, are seen in Mexico City. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

(...) as sales of more expensive beers in emerging markets like China and Brazil offset a decline in the US(...)

Shambaugh House, where many International Writing Programme events take place. Photograph courtesy IWP

Botswana; and a highly successful screenwriter from China. There was a young Israeli poet who was deeply(...)

Container ships unload their cargo at the Port of Oakland in California.  US imports rebounded strongly after being held down by a labour dispute at key West Coast ports. Photographer: Ken James/Bloomberg

(...). Exports to Canada and Mexico - the main US trading partners - rose in March.Exports to China increased 13(...)

 Edna O’Brien at home in London: “Edna has always written about men and women, love, and Ireland – Ireland is her matrix, she says. The passion and yearning, the confrontations, the failures of love are her literary landscape. Philip Roth once described her as the most gifted woman writing fiction in English.” Photograph: Frank Miller

(...) of The China Factory and Academy Street, this month’s Irish Times Book Club choice. This article(...)

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(...)). The costume institute debuted its newest exhibit, "China Through the Looking Glass." The exhibition(...)

Menopause can be a very difficult and lonely time for many women; this is not helped by the fact that it’s still a taboo subject. Hopefully not for much longer. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) also discovered that in China menopause is called a second spring: a time of new growth, and greater(...)

A replica of Ray Kroc’s first McDonald’s franchise is seen in Des Plaines, Illinois. McDonald’s  has said it will sell off more corporate sites to franchisees as it strives to reverse a trend of sagging sales.  Photograph: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images

(...)-established. Yet another will manage markets such as China and Poland, where the chain is growing more quickly. The(...)

China’s factories suffered their fastest drop in activity in a year in April as new orders shrank(...)

Pricewatch guide: Is travel insurance an essential holiday item? Photograph: Thinkstock/Clive Mason/Getty Images

(...), sports equipment while being used, glass, china or similar fragile items and pedal cycles”.Pro: Unlike(...)

Audi R8: the company’s results are out today.   Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

(...). Meetings: European Technology Summit (Cork City Hall). Indicators: UK Halifax house prices, China HSBC(...)