IMF managing director Christine Lagarde delivers a speech during the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Lima. Photograph: Ernesto Benavides/AFP/Getty Images

The world’s leading finance ministers agreed on Friday to change the rules on taxing profits, and warned multinational companies they could no long(...)

A cast iron Hong Kong post box is seen with British royal cipher in Central District, Hong Kong, China, October 2015. Photograph: Alex Hofford

Hong Kong is currently grappling with one of the key identity issues that post-colonial territories, including Ireland, all have to deal with – what d(...)

Greek yogurt and honey: Greece won an international court case recently to protect the names of   Greek yogurt and feta cheese as distinctly Greek products

In 2012 Michael Noonan said that Irish people knew little of Greece except for the feta cheese on supermarket shelves. Condescending though the remark(...)

A 2012 file photograph of Fujian province governor Su Shulin. Photograph: Reuters

The governor of China’s Fujian province is being investigated for corruption. China’s top anti-graft watchdog said Su Shulin (53), former head of the (...)

A sculpture  at the Memorial Hall of the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre in Nanjing, China. China applied to Unesco to list material relating to the 1937 Nanjing Massacre and wartime sex slavery the Memory of the World programme. Photograph: China Photos/Getty Images

Tensions between China and Japan are intensifying again after Beijing accused Tokyo of trying to block China’s application to Unesco to list material (...)

Hong Kong University students, faculty members and staff take part in a protest on Tuesday  after the university’s governing council rejected the appointment of pro-democracy professor  Johannes Chan Man-mun as a pro-vice-chancellor. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

Umbrella Revolution. Occupy Central. Umbrella Movement. The protest went by many names and they were heady days a year ago, when Hong Kong felt the s(...)

Former president of the UN General Assembly John Ashe. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

US authorities charged a former president of the United Nations General Assembly, a billionaire Macau real estate developer and four others on Tuesday(...)

Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return shot against Wu Di of China at the China Open in Beijing. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP

Rafael Nadal had his serve broken four times by one of his former ball boys before progressing to the second round of the China Open. The world number(...)

Ireland will have to act wisely, observing which way the wind is blowing, measuring its response, and all the while seeking to preserve the benefits of its vital foreign direct investment sector

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing in relation to the taxation of multinationals. Whether it’s Margaret Hodge in Westmi(...)

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(...)