Neil Sorahan, chief financial officer of Ryanair Holdings, during a Bloomberg Television interview in London, yesterday. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The Shanghai stock market saw the second-biggest fall in its history yesterday , posing a dilemma for the Chinese authorities which have taken unprece(...)

China stocks plunged more than 8 per cent, their biggest one-day drop in more than eight years. Photo: Reuters

China stocks plunged more than 8 per cent, their biggest one-day drop in more than eight years, as a government-triggered rebound petered out amid pro(...)

A man walks past an electronic board showing the benchmark Shanghai and Shenzhen stock indices, on a pedestrian overpass inin Shanghai, China. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

China’s biggest state-owned banks have lent a combined Rmb1.3 trillion ( €19 2bn) to the country’s margin finance agency in recent weeks to staunch a (...)

A customer selects vegetables  in Handan, Hebei province: Data last month showed China’s gross domestic product expanded by 7.3 per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier, the lowest rate since the global financial crisis.  Photograph: Reuters

Combined with the property slowdown, nonperforming bank loans are among the things that will keep a Chinese policymaker awake at night, so the past we(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Asian shares have mostly risen today while the US dollar struggled to regain traction after downbeat US economic data pushed it to a nearly th(...)

Aircraft finance specialist Bank of Communications Financial Leasing (JY Aviation), will manage 21 aircraft from its new Dublin HQ.

One of China’s largest banks is establishing an aircraft leasing arm in the Republic. Aircraft finance specialist Bank of Communications Financ(...)

Chinese coal mining tycoon Xing Libin made the headlines in 2012 after spending nearly €8.5 million on his daughter’s wedding. The festivities left qu(...)

So just how real are the fears among some in Hong Kong that the Chinese economy is heading for a hard landing?There is a growing feeling among the mor(...)

Eamon Gilmore: “ China is a priority market for Ireland and strengthening our relations with China is critical to our exporters and to our economic recovery as a whole.”

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore kicked off a four-day trade mission to China yesterday aimed at underlining the growing importance to Ireland of the world’s se(...)

Chen Yuan is not a household name even among bankers, but within the arcane world of Communist Party financial planning he is a legend, the man(...)