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Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group and controlling shareholder of Chinese fintech Ant Group. Photograph: China Outstr/AFP/Getty Images

Nearly four years ago Ant Group’s then chief executive Eric Jing made going global a core mission, taking to a Davos stage to lay out a vision of buil(...)

When people on average wages cannot afford rents then they are too high. Photograph: Irish Times Graphics

The rental situation is becoming ever more difficult for those looking for somewhere to live, as costs for new rents soar above Celtic Tiger peaks. Bu(...)

According to a European Buy-To-Let league table from payments company WorldFirst, the average yield on an Irish property stood at 7.08 per cent in August 2017, up from 6.54 per cent in 2016, and far ahead of the rest of the EU-28.

Ireland has topped a European buy-to-let league table for the second year in a row, as soaring rents across the country means it offers the best retu(...)