This week’s Asia Briefing comes from Chengdu, in the western Chinese province of Sichuan, which is hosting the three-day Fortune Global Forum of busin(...)

US brokerage Cantor Fitzgerald has been approved as a primary dealer in Irish Government bonds, the National Treasury Management Agency said today. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters.

US brokerage Cantor Fitzgerald has been approved as a primary dealer in Irish Government bonds, the National Treasury Management Agency said today. “T(...)

The Frankfurt stock exchange , where Springer Science shares will start trading before the summer break. Photograph: Janine Eggert/Reuters

German academic publisher Springer Science and Business Media says it plans to raise about €760 million in its initial public offering. Shares of Spr(...)

Former attorney general Peter Sutherland said the 1987 Crotty judgmenthas forced successive Irish governments to take “extreme minimalist” positions in negotiations on EU treaty changes. Photograph:  Frank Miller

Former attorney general Peter Sutherland has criticised Irish judges in relation to a range of decisions made on EU treaty changes and the manner in w(...)

China’s Shuanghui International has purchased Smithfield Foods Inc for $4.7 billion to feed a growing Chinese appetite for US pork. Photograph: Reuters

Shuanghui International Holdings is buying Smithfield Foods Inc, the world’s biggest hog producer, for $4.7 billion (€3.6 billion) to feed a growing C(...)

There is considerably less exuberance about these days around the Asian economies, and a lot of this has to do with the regional giant and the world’s(...)

The latest vending machines on the streets of Tokyo use facial-recognition technology to tailor soft drinks based on age and gender

Hollywood directors sometimes connote the future by putting a talking machine in their movies. Tokyo has gone one better. The latest vending ma(...)

DUBLIN The Iseq index was virtually unchanged from the previous day’s trading. Bank of Ireland jumped 5.4 per cent to €0.19 cent. Glanbia(...)

“[Michael] Somers is something of a divisive figure. For many, he is one of the most talented public servants the State ever produced; for others, he was an overpaid plutocrat with a fondness for saying ‘I told you so’.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The taxpayer could be forgiven for being a little bemused at claims that jobs are at risk because of heavy-handed regulation of the banks. (...)

Turkey’s government debt has fallen from 78 per cent to 40 per cent of GDP since  prime minister Tayyip Erdogan came to power a decade ago. Photograph: Reuters/Umit Bektas

The Turkish treasury will make a payment of $422.1 million (€525.6 million) to the International Monetary Fund today, deputy prime minister Ali(...)

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