Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff hosts leaders from the BRICS countries and the Union of South American Nations. photograph: ueslei marcelino/reuters

It wasn’t just the World Cup taking place in Brazil this month. Also gathered in Brazil were senior representative of the BRICS countries, Brazil, Rus(...)

 A public bus transporting passengers passes by a building construction site in Beijing, China. Developing countries in Asia will see their benefits of higher demand from recovering advanced economies offset by a slowdown in China’s economy, the Asian Development Bank said. Photograph:  Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

The economies of developing Asia should be able to weather a slowdown in China and register higher growth rates this year, underpinned by a bet(...)

Taxis and private vehicles line up outside Mandalay International airport  in Mandalay, Myanmar.

The Dublin-based engineering design, architecture, project and construction management firm PM Group has won a major contract with the Asian De(...)

A student prepares disaster relief packages before distributing them after Typhoon Haiyan battered central Philippines, inside the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Manila today. Photograph: Reuters

The United Nations expressed fear today that some Philippine islands hit by a giant typhoon have not been reached 10 days after disaster struck and Pr(...)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has cut its outlook for developing Asia, citing slower growth in China and India. The Manila-based lender has also re(...)

Fish is an essential part of the food culture in Asia. In China, the world’s largest fishing nation, tanks sit outside restaurants and diners can cho(...)

European firms are downbeat on profit and revenue growth in China because of rising labour costs and regulatory barriers, the European Union Chamber o(...)

The Manila-based Asian Development Bank expects strong expansion in Asia this year of 6.6 per cent, with growth of 6.7 per cent pencilled in fo(...)

 Denise Rich:  a songwriter whose ex-husband, the oil trader Marc Rich, was pardoned by Clinton as he left office in 2001, over tax evasion and racketeering charges. She had $144 million in April 2006 in the trust in the Cook Islands plus a yacht called the Lady Joy. Photograph:  Bebeto Matthews/AP

MONGOLIA Bayartsogt Sangajav Offshore compa(...)