Troubling times: checking stock prices recently in Nanjing, China. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

One aspect of the recent stock market turmoil has been the manner in which the Chinese government intervened to support the market, with many players (...)

The latest day of frenzied selling was a slap in the face for the country’s Communist party leaders. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Xinhua, China’s official news agency, commemorated the latest crash in Chinese shares with a tweet that read: “The return of the debacle!” The state(...)

Neil Sorahan, chief financial officer of Ryanair Holdings, during a Bloomberg Television interview in London, yesterday. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The Shanghai stock market saw the second-biggest fall in its history yesterday , posing a dilemma for the Chinese authorities which have taken unprece(...)

 Beijing’s offensive against rights lawyers began on July 9th with the detention of Wang Yu, an attorney known for defending politically sensitive clients including five Chinese feminists detained earlier this year. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Nearly two weeks after Beijing launched one of its most comprehensive crackdowns on civil society in decades, at least six people remain missing – bel(...)

Martin Wheatley: led the authority from its inception in April 2013. Photograph: Getty Images

Martin Wheatley, the chief executive of the UK financial regulator who led a post-crisis crackdown on errant banks, has resigned after being told by c(...)

An investor smiles as she walks past an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Fuyang,  China, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

China’s recent equity market crash and subsequent rocky recovery has investors worried about too much volatility, although most analysts believe the m(...)

Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave: renting in Dublin “sucks”.

Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave is on a hiring spree. In a blog post this week he said the business had employed 100 people over the last year, (...)

The rooftop pool of the InterContinental hotel in Hong Kong.  IHG has agreed to sell InterContinental Hong Kong to a consortium of investors for $938 million.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) said on Friday it had agreed to sell InterContinental Hong Kong to a consortium of investors for $938 million (€83(...)

Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai. Photograph: REUTERS/Aly Song

China stocks surged for the second day, reversing an early-week slump in frenetic trading on Friday as markets regained a measure of composure followi(...)

Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai. Photograph: Reuters/Aly Song 0:58

There were splashes of intermittent rain and the air was muggy around the Shanghai Stock Exchange on the Pudong side of the Huangpu River, but the cli(...)