Parallel parking: superyachts lined up in Port Hercule at the  “Business of Luxury” summit in Monaco. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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In Numbers: Currency Waterloo 180,000 Number of special €2 coins minted by Belgium to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s defeat at Waterl(...)

Pizza Hut: Greg Creed, Yum’s chief executive officer, has said he isn’t happy with how the chain has performed since it debuted a new menu last year. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pizza Hut, which has been contending with sluggish sales, is betting that a hot-dog crust will help draw customers. The pizza chain, which is owned b(...)

One of the most popular fast food chains in China is the fried chicken restaurant KFC – the stores are ubiquitous and generally packed wherever you go(...)

Steve Case, chairman and chief executive officer of Revolution LLC and co-founder of America Online (AOL), told the South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas that the third wave of disruption from the internet is on the way

The third wave of the internet will bring disruption of food, health and education sectors, along with increased government partnerships and crowd fun(...)

An employee waves her arm to demonstrate command of a 5G Mission Critical IoT wireless robotic device manufactured by SK Telecom Co at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Did you hear the one about the consultancy firm and the credit card company that developed a connected car? It turns out that it is not just the car-m(...)

Just Eat’s acqusition of Irish rival Eatcity.ie has not been universally welcomed

Online takeaway service Just Eat has acquired its main Irish rival Eatcity.ie for an undisclosed sum. The deal has angered a number of independent res(...)

Yum Brands said same-store sales in China fell 14 per cent in the third quarter due to a food safety scare involving a former supplier

Yum! Brands, owner of the KFC and Taco Bell fast-food chains, cut its forecast for profit this year as its China division faces a backlash from anothe(...)

Douglas shopping centre in Cork: in receivership since July 2012

Six more Irish shopping centres are to be offered for sale in a single lot by Lloyds Banking in a further move to recover some of the development loa(...)

A pedestrian holding an umbrella walks past a McDonald’s  restaurant in the pedestrianised Dongmen area of Shenzhen, China, yesterday. McDonald’s is  working to resume sales beef and chicken in China this week after a supplier was accused of repackaging old meat. The company said the situation is hurting its results in Asia. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Global fast-food chain McDonald’s, which is working this week to resume sales of beef and chicken in China after a supplier was accused of repackaging(...)

The Husi Food factory in Shanghai, which is under investigation  by the authorities. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Here at Asia Briefing we often discuss how China’s desire for high standards in food safety presents opportunities for Irish companies; the country’s (...)