“This is the moment to invest in the continent,” South African president Jacob Zuma told business leaders, academics and politicians. Photograph:  Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

Private sector participation is the key to Africa’s future economic development, but the continent must address a range of investment risks to attract(...)

Wind turbines: ESB International has been making presentations on the subject of renewables in Asia. photograph: fabrizio bensch/ reuters

One major presence at the Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum was the ESB’s international consulting arm, which made a presentation on the subject of (...)

Emerging markets have come of age since the dawn of the new millennium; their share of the global economy has almost doubled to 25 per cent since 1999(...)

Petroceltic chief executive Brian O’Cathain. The oil and gas explorer’s partner has sought a further suspension of the Carpignano Sesia-1 well in Italy. Photograph: The Irish Times

Oil and gas explorer Petroceltic’s partner Eni has lodged an application with the Italian Ministry of Economic Development requesting a further suspen(...)

Petroceltic chief executive Brian O'Cathain said a financing deal signed with a syndicate of banks and the International Finance Corporation represented a ‘strong technical and financial endorsement’ of the company’s exploration plans. Photograph: The Irish Times

Oil and gas exploration firm Petroceltic has secured up to $500 million (€382 million) in financing from a syndicate of international banks and(...)