Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo: Unlike his predecessor, Turnbull is articulate and doesn’t come as across as permanently spoiling for a fight. Photograph: Adek Berry/ EPA

Two months after his own Liberal Party dumped Tony Abbott as prime minister, Australia is a more relaxed and confident country. In September, just be(...)

Beijing traffic: China has halved sales tax on small cars in a bid to revive flagging economic growth. Photograph: EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Sitting in the cinema before the latest instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise last week, we were forced to sit through a lengthy series of ad(...)

Groceries tend to be more expensive in Australia than they are in Ireland and electricity costs can be high, especially if you live somewhere where you need  air conditioning  for much of the year.

Before you move to Australia, you’ll need to consider whether you can afford the cost of the move and the cost of life there. A little research here c(...)

Shenzhen has 10 per cent the number of luxury goods shops Hong Kong has, and a third of Beijing’s and Shanghai’s. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Shenzhen trails Hong Kong in the consumption of luxury goods, with spending hit by the Chinese government’s crackdown on corruption and by local peopl(...)

Ireland’s second Rugby World Cup 2015 pool game, against the Europe 2 qualifiers, will be at the 90-000 capacity Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images)

Irish fans will pay an average of €114 per ticket for Ireland’s four pool matches in the 2015 Rugby World Cup (RWC) for mid range category C seats. Ti(...)

Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa meets with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Reuters

The Bank of Japan will aim to double the monetary base over two years through the aggressive purchase of long-term bonds, in a(...)