Bangladeshi labourers:  while Bangladesh is one of the world’s poorest countries its  gross domestic product grew 6.1 per cent in 2014. Photograph:  Munir uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Bangladesh, one of the world’s poorest countries, is not necessarily a place you would think of when exploring future possibilities in south Asia. In (...)

Eastern promise: Istanbul – Enterprise Ireland opened an office in the city in January

Irish food exporters are up against it. The Russian ban on EU and others’ foodstuffs over the conflict in Ukraine has had another negative consequence(...)

Dan Flinter: chairs the PM Group as well as being chairman of the board of ‘The Irish Times’.

PM Group, the Dublin group that provides construction, engineering and project management services to multinationals worldwide, last year recorded a s(...)

ESB International  has won a €1.5 million in new energy consultancy projects in Asia.  Pictured at the Asia Trade Forum which took place in Kuala Lumpur last week were (from left) Michael Quigley, business development director, ESB International, Jimmy Deenihan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for the Diaspora, and Paraic McGrath, business development manager, Asia, ESB International

Ireland’s business community in Asia gathered in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur for the eighth Asia Pacific Irish Business Forum, an event each y(...)

Cargo ships pass the giant concrete towers which will form part of the new $2.5 billion suspension bridge during construction on the Bosporus in Poyrazkoy, near Istanbul, Turkey. The project is a key piece of a decade-long drive by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to create what he calls a new Turkey. Photograph: Kerem Uzel/Bloomberg

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is riding high again, after his AK Party’s success at recent polls. The country’s most successful leader (...)

Taxis and private vehicles line up outside Mandalay International airport  in Mandalay, Myanmar.

The Dublin-based engineering design, architecture, project and construction management firm PM Group has won a major contract with the Asian De(...)

Aviva abseilers: engineering company Kirby Group donated €500 to a charity nominated by each of the participants at an event where volunteers abseiled from the roof of the Aviva Stadium in Dublin last weekend. The total raised was €40,000

There were probably a few knees wobbling at the Aviva Stadium last weekend, as a group of construction industry executives and their multinatio(...)

Philip Maguire: the founder and chief executive of both IT Alliance and Auxilion

The concept of software as a service is not new nor is that of virtual remote IT support services, but what makes the Auxilion offering unique (...)

Dave Murphy, PM Group chief executive

PM Group, the Tallaght-headquartered engineering and project management company, boosted its sales last year by 10 per cent to €193 million as its mai(...)

PM Group chief executive Dave Murphy said the company was trying to fill new positions to work for clients in the pharmaceutical, food, medical technology and IT industries.

Engineer PM Group is hiring 50 people at its Irish offices to cope with an increased workload from clients across a number of industries.PM said yeste(...)