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One study found that returns are lower around full moons, with the magnitude of the difference being 3-5 per cent per year. Illustration: iStock

Superstitious types will know Friday 13th is just days away. Scientifically minded folks might be inclined to roll their eyes, but this may be prematu(...)

A worker at a housing construction site  in Beijing:   China’s massive debt is on a “dangerous” path, the IMF warns. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty

China’s short-term growth outlook has strengthened but there is growing risk of a sharp medium-term adjustment due to reliance on stimulus to meet tar(...)

Private banking assets at Deutsche Bank fell 28 per cent in dollar terms to $227 billion at the end of 2016. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Deutsche Bank dropped out of the world’s top 15 private banks in 2016, a year marked by negative headlines for Germany’s biggest lender, rankings by w(...)

A worker carries a steel bar at a construction site of a residential building in Huzhou, China

China’s economy continues to defy analysts’ expectations for a slowdown, with GDP expanding 6.9 per cent in the second quarter from a year earlier, th(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with (from left) Bank of China’s Dublin branch manager Tian Jun; the bank’s chairman, Tian Guoli; and China’s ambassador to Ireland, Dr Yue Xiaoyong. Photograph: Maxwell

It took a little over a fortnight for Theresa May’s Conservatives to strike a deal with Arlene Foster’s DUP, but – while sterling may have climbed to(...)

While Irish food and drink exports to the UK fell 8%  last year, trade with China has surged 35%  to €845m

Has Leo Varadkar become a bit trigger-happy after presiding over the sale of a 28.8 per cent stake in AIB last week? The 250 or so guests who turned(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  and Bank of China chairman Tian Guoli in Dublin for the new unit’s launch

Bank of China is considering ways to “Brexit-proof” its new Irish business which it launched on Tuesday as a branch of the state-controlled lender’s U(...)

A bank of China branch in London. The company opened a Dublin branch on Tuesday. (Photograph: iStock)

Bank of China, the 64 per cent state-owned bank, opened a Dublin branch on Tuesday to benefit from the growing importance of economic relations betwee(...)

 President Xi Jinping’s government has cracked down on personal freedom in China. Photograph:  EPA/Fred Dufour

The Chinese government has introduced a data-driven social credit system to force its citizens to be honest and trustworthy, ranking them by good or b(...)

 Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner photographed in March in the White House. The couple are retaining scores of property investments while they work in the White House. Photograph: Reuters

Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, are retaining scores of property investments while they work in the White Hous(...)

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