Chinese President Xi Jinping: A brokerages boom appears to have added more than half a percentage point to Chinese GDP in the first quarter as equities turnover surges. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Just what is going on in the Chinese stock market? There is a frenzied feeling about the equity market, where a world-beating rally has seen the bench(...)

Author Gemma Williams: “The Chinese fashion industry is incredibly complex and layered, even though it is relatively new.”

Fashion is booming in China now and is an area that offers opportunities for Irish designers. Ahead of the 2015 Year of Irish Design, Paul Costelloe p(...)

Alan Duffy, chief executive of HSBC: ‘Policy makers need to make sure that Ireland captures the opportunity provided by this increasingly significant source of capital by replicating the hard work put into previous target markets.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The slowing economy reflects what premier Li Keqiang calls the “new normal” of slower, but better, economic growth.China is looking to the domestic ma(...)

No it’s not he Land Rover Evoque - this is in fact the Land Wind X7, though we can see how you might be confused

If you put a Range Rover Evoque and a Landwind X7 next to each other, frankly Maurice Wilks would be hard pressed to tell them apart. The Landwind see(...)

GLC Coupe will be one of seven Mercedes SUVs.

As predictable as chips following fish, Mercedes has revealed its GLC Coupe, a fast-back version of its upcoming GLC, a rival for the likes of the BMW(...)

Mark Hayes: “It takes about three months of banging your head against the wall until you realise that if you’re going to be successful here, you have to work with their methods.”

Mark Hayes left Drimnagh Castle CBS in 1989 and spent a week cycling around west Dublin looking for a car dealer willing to take him on as an apprenti(...)

Former basketball player Yao Ming of China and actor Bill Murray at the start of the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards show at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Lewis Hamilton to be named sportsman of the year at the Laureus Sports Awards in Shanghai, the first time (...)

Brian O’Driscoll: guest of honour. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The fifth annual Hong Kong Irish Chamber of Commerce Dinner this year had Brian O’Driscoll as guest of honour. The dinner is the brainchild of (...)

A Vietnamese woman sows rice plants: with a population of 93 million, Vietnam’s dairy industry is worth over $6 billion (€5.5 billion), making it the largest market in southeast Asia. Photograph: Reuters/Stringer

Bord Bia is to be given additional resources to establish an office in Vietnam – one of the fastest-growing dairy markets in Asia – following the lif(...)

Simon Coveney said the Irish beef industry is already very engaged on the ground in China Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney says China is likely to be a bigger market for Irish beef exports than the US.He also expects beef producers h(...)