Dublin’s digital heartland near Google’s offices on Barrow Street, Dublin 4.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

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Sky high:  workers have just topped off the Shanghai Tower, currently the world’s second-largest skyscraper.  Photograph: Reuters

Clifford CoonanTaking a good, stand-back reading of the Chinese economy is always a difficult task, especially if one’s spectacles do not happen to be(...)

Thomas Bjorn of Denmark hits his second shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the Made In Denmark at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort   in Aalborg, Denmark. Photograph:   Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn overcame testing conditions and an encounter with overhead power lines to make the perfect start to his bid to seal a Ryder Cu(...)

 Domhnal Slattery, chief executive officer of Avolon Leasing Group

Irish-based aircraft leasing firm Avolon is in talks with China’s $653 billion sovereign wealth fund, China Investment Corp (CIC),about a possible ta(...)

The Thai government has introduced insurance for visitors whose policies have a null-and-void provision due to the coup in May

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The day is coming, sooner rather than later, when the Chinese yuan currency becomes a true global trading currency, a new survey by HSBC Commercial Ba(...)

New York Stock Exchange traders: We are, according to one finance professor, biologically predisposed to screw up in our investment choices. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Investing is simple but not easy, as Warren Buffett once quipped, which is why so few people seem to follow that simple dictum about buying low and se(...)

  Seafra Guilfoyle  will be going for gold at the ISAF Youth Worlds in Tavira, Portugal today.

Cork’s Seafra Guilfoyle lost his week-long lead late yesterday evening but can still deliver Ireland’s first ever gold at the ISAF Youth Worlds today (...)

Irish aircraft lessor, Avolon, is planning to buy six Dreamliners from US giant Boeing in a deal worth more than €1 billion.Avalon, run by industry v(...)

A red beret photographs some blue berets attending the annual National Day of Commemoration Ceremony to honour all  Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A British army pensioner from Kildare attended his first National Day of Commemoration ceremony in Dublin yesterday and thought it “immaculate”. Padd(...)