Neria Wang from China at the launch of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival: Ireland was the fifth-largest market in Europe for Chinese investment in 2016. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Foreign direct investment from China into Ireland surged in 2016 to $2.9 billion (€2.7 billion) from just $10 million a year earlier, according to a s(...)

The site in southwest England where the Hinkley Point nuclear power station is due to be built. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Executives from French electricity company EDF have cancelled their trip to southwest England to sign contracts for the Hinkley Point nuclear plant a(...)