China has been trying to improve its statistical system amid widespread scepticism about the reliability of its data

China has revised up the estimated size of its economy for 2013 by 3.4 percent to 58.8 trillion yuan ($9.5 trillion), the National Bureau of Statisti(...)

Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made. This famous remark of German philosopher Immanuel Kant is particularly relevan(...)

Samples of standardised or plain packaging of tobacco products.

Ireland has maintained its position for a second year as the 18th best country for protecting property rights in the globe according to the influenti(...)

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Image of the week: HRH corruption hunter Being second in line to the British throne isn’t all handshakes and banter with sports stars and hangi(...)

Marcos Avilques and Marcio Kokoj of the Co-ordination of the Indigenous Organisations of the Brazilian Amazon address a news conference as part of the UN climate change conference in Lima. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Climate change adaptation costs for developing countries are likely to be double or even treble current estimates of $70 billion-$100 billion (€57 bil(...)

The Moma mine, in the northern Nampula province, produces ilmenite and rutile, used in steelmaking, as well as zircon, which can be used in television and computer screens.

Irish mining company Kenmare Resources, which has its main project in Mozambique, has been criticised by the Washington-based Center for Public Integr(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: “We will cover the whole map. That’s our intention.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Every home and business in the country will have high-speed broadband by 2020, the Government has said. Minister for Communications Alex White has (...)

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has ranked Ireland in 13th position in its annual poll on the best places in the world to do business.

Ireland has been ranked in 6th place among 60 countries in terms of its ability to develop, attract and retain talent for companies. It is also placed(...)

Street vendors protesting against a 20 per cent increase in the cost of water yell at riot police in 2000, in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Photograph: Gonzalo Espinoza/AFP/Getty Images

If the debacle of Irish Water suggests the State is “heading gradually” towards ungovernability, as Fintan O’Toole suggested in these pages recently, (...)

The report for the Law Society  found gross incomes for self- employed solicitors fell 43 per cent from 2007 to 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke

The 15 largest law firms in the Republic employ more than twice as many solicitors as they did in 2007, a new report shows. However, it has found t(...)