Willie Walsh, (centre)  with other figures from the aviation industry at the launch of the UCD Masters in Aviation Finance at the Smurfit Business School. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aer Lingus could fly from the Republic to China in the future if trade between the two countries drove demand for the service, the chief executive of(...)

People cross a street in the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo, Japan, March 24, 2016. Japan’s consumer inflation was flat in the year to February, new figures show

Japan’s consumer inflation was flat in the year to February as low energy costs and weak consumption put a lid on price growth, government data showe(...)

Patrick Blaney of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School: ‘Aviation is a global business, and you can’t do business in different countries unless you understand how the business culture operates there’

The Irish aviation sector, one of the country’s outstanding international success stories, plays a significant role in the economy. According to the I(...)

A businessman walks near the Bank of Japan (BOJ) headquarters in Tokyo

Japan’s economy shrank more than expected in the final quarter of last year as consumer spending and exports slumped, adding to headaches for policym(...)

Peter Barrett, chief executive of SMBC Aviation Capital, said the company  needed the flexibility of third-party funding. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish-based aircraft leasing giant SMBC Aviation Capital is likely to tap capital markets with a bond issue, according to its chief executive, Peter(...)

Cheryl Fernandez Versini: her eyes regularly well up while judging ‘The X Factor’.

It seems to be a contractual obligation for participants in reality TV shows to, following the dropping of a hat, weep until instructed to stop. The (...)

A man sits near a cargo area at a port in Tokyo. Japan’s exports rose 0.6 per cent in September from a year earlier, much slower than the prior month’s gains, reflecting a slowdown in top trading partner China,

Japan’s annual export growth slowed to a crawl in September as slumping sales in China shrank the volume of shipments, raising fears that weak oversea(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening of the markets in New York. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European shares climbed on Wednesday, albeit in thin volume, and short-term US bond yields held near four-and-a-half-year highs as investors braced fo(...)

The Topix index was little changed at 1,462.24 at the close of trading in Tokyo, wiping out gains of as much 1.9 per cent.

Japan’s Topix index erased gains after the nation’s central bank decided against adding to record monetary easing. Mobile phone carriers and construc(...)

SMBC Aviation Capital chief executive Peter Barrett said the new aircraft is set to play a key role in its growing business

Irish-based aircraft leasing giant SMBC Aviation Capital, the world’s third largest aircraft lessor, has ordered an additional 10 737 Max 8 passenger (...)