Chinese premier Li Keqiang: several parts of the country were practically on lockdown while he was ferried about Galway and Mayo

Irish officialdom went into overdrive last weekend for the visit of Chinese premier Li Keqiang. Several parts of the country were practically on lockd(...)

Britain still ranks as Ireland’s main food export destination and by some way, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of all food exports.   Photograph: Bloomberg

In the space of three weeks last September, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan changed his growth forecast for the economy three times.It was a test(...)

China’s  government is stepping up fiscal spending, with a strong focus on infrastructure projects. Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg

Chinese factory activity contracted for a third month in May and output shrank at the fastest rate in just over a year, a private survey showed, indic(...)

A year after he swept to power after a landslide victory for his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), India’s prime minister Narendra Modi (...)

Ormonde chairman Mike Donoghue  welcomed the result. “We can now move forward with a comprehensive funding package into the development of Barruecopardo as an important tungsten mining operation,” he said.

US fund Oaktree Capital is poised to take a majority stake in Ormonde’s Spanish tungsten mine after shareholders in the Irish-listed company voted ove(...)

The De Tomaso Mangusta, one of the brand’s most iconic cars

Iconic Italian supercar brand De Tomaso has been bought out of bankruptcy for just over €1 million by a Hong Kong investment fund. The brand th(...)

Picasso purchase and the greater fool theory Is art a good investment? Some people think so, with Christie’s last week becoming the first auction hous(...)

Shanghai: hosted SIAL China Food Fair. Ireland’s food exports to China have more than doubled to €620 million since 2011. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Irish food exporters travelled to Shanghai earlier this month to take part in the SIAL China Food Fair, with meat industry representatives hopeful the(...)

Tourists look at an Apple Inc. iPhone 6 Plus smartphone in front of a sculpture of a gilded bauhinia at Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong, China. Photograph: Billy H.C. Kwok/Bloomberg

Apple’s close relationship with China is getting ever closer. In the first quarter of the year, Apple’s revenues in China rose 71 per cent to €14.7 bi(...)

Paris: Li Jinyuan, president of the Chinese Tiens conglomerate, brought 6,400 of his employees on holiday to France, staying in Paris and the Cote d’Azur. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

This is the kind of junket that must have Fáilte Ireland chomping at the bit. Earlier this month, Li Jinyuan, president of the Chinese Tiens conglomer(...)