Joel Barquez still clearly remembers the day of December 12th, 1997. Barquez, founder of Blood Donors Network, was hospitalised for dengue fever at St(...)

China’s President Xi Jinping (centre) poses for photos with guests at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank launch ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Takaki Yajima/Reuters

Last week saw the deadline to become a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a China-led lender aiming to provide loans (...)

 Indian fishermen silhuetted by the rising sun as they prepare for an early morning catch at the banks of Narmada river in Nemawar district Dewas, 200km from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. Photograph: EPA/SAJNEEV GUPTA

While much of the reporting focus in recent months has been on China’s economic slowdown, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) believes India is poised to(...)

Shoppers walk past and look at a board displaying food prices at a shopping mall in central Beijing. Photogrpah: David Gray/Reuters

It’s jokingly referred to as “the noodle bowl” - Asia’s tangled mass of bilateral free-trade agreements (FTAs).The slow pace of global trade talks ov(...)

An economist based in Galway who had an account with HSBC in Geneva has said it was suggested to him by an official there that he switch his money fro(...)

Chinese finance minister Lou Jiwei toasts with guests at the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Beijing.  Photograph: Takaki Yajima/Getty

Another sign of growing regional closeness came late last month with the launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a China-driven institutio(...)

Dan Flinter: chairs the PM Group as well as being chairman of the board of ‘The Irish Times’.

PM Group, the Dublin group that provides construction, engineering and project management services to multinationals worldwide, last year recorded a s(...)

ESB International  has won a €1.5 million in new energy consultancy projects in Asia.  Pictured at the Asia Trade Forum which took place in Kuala Lumpur last week were (from left) Michael Quigley, business development director, ESB International, Jimmy Deenihan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for the Diaspora, and Paraic McGrath, business development manager, Asia, ESB International

Ireland’s business community in Asia gathered in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur for the eighth Asia Pacific Irish Business Forum, an event each y(...)

Customers look at a model of a new residential compound, at a showroom in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Photograph: Reuters

Given the differing economic growth rates of recent years and the size of their populations, it was always a question of when, rather than if, China w(...)

A worker cleans a railway track at a railway station in Mumbai. India’s new government is well placed to pursue reforms to free up growth momentum. The bank expects 5.5 per cent growth this year and has raised its forecast for 2015 by 0.3 percentage points to 6.3 per cent. Photograph: Reuters/Shailesh Andrade

Developing Asia remains the fastest growing region globally despite slower than expected growth in major industrial countries as key economies in the (...)