Billionaire Li Ka-shing: his focus is moving towards developed markets such as Europe. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

The investor known as “Superman”, Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing, normally lets adverse comment wash over him, but last week the 87-year-old Hong Kong(...)

China’s August industrial production posted slightly better year on year growth at 6.1 per cent, but still below what markets were expecting. Photograph: Reuters

Boosting China’s flagging economic growth is a hot topic all around the country right now, from the mom’n’pop noodle shops in the countryside to the W(...)

Mark Allen: is in fine form again at the Shanghai Masters

Mark Allen remains on course to go one better than last season at the Shanghai Masters after racing into the semi-finals on Friday. The 29-year-old fr(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton. “We are getting traction on the trade side and the investment side. Things are heading in the right direction”

China is a challenging but rewarding market for Irish companies, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, said during a visit to (...)

Shanghai Composite Index drops 3.5 per cent led by commodity producers and technology companies. Photograph: Getty Images.

China’s stocks slumped for a second day in thin turnover amid concern government measures to support the world’s second-largest equity market and econ(...)

The biennial Frankfurt motor show is massive, easily the most vast of motor shows, with the combined halls measuring more than 1.6km in length

It’s time to get your skates on for the biennial Frankfurt motor show, and that’s not just a cheery turn of phrase – the show is massive, easily the (...)

Tourists in Bangkok: a growing number of Chinese are visiting Thailand. There have been concerns about the potential damage that some tourists are doing to China’s image abroad. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

Lengthy flight delays in China can bring out the worst in people, with violent reactions to news of cancellations a regular occurrence. But a crowd of(...)

The People’s Bank of China in Beijing:  the bank,  the ministry of housing and urban-rural development and the ministry of finance have lowered the downpayment required on a second apartment  to 20 per cent. Photograph:  Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

As investors slowly start to count the cost of the recent collapse in the Chinese stock markets and begin to seek other options, the sell-off could dr(...)

Ups and downs: stock-market prices at a Chinese securities firm. Photograph: AFP/Getty

It is almost too hot in the sun in Sanlitun, Beijing’s upscale shopping and nightlife sector. Here a hefty percentage of the capital’s citizens, enric(...)

  Traders shout out their orders as they work in the S&P 500 options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

The FTSE 100 Index slumped more than 100 points on Wednesday, wiping more than £30 billion off the combined value of blue-chip firms, after a volatile(...)