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The US flag flies over Chinese shipping containers at the Port of Long Beach, in Los Angeles.

The US and China are rattling their sabres in the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies, with US president Donald Trump warning he can d(...)

General Electric aviation facility

Irish-owned technology company, Zenith Technologies is on target to achieve sales of over €100 million in 2019 after reaching €85 million this year, a(...)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) shakes hands with Yang Jiechi (right), China’s Director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office, before their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on October 8th, 2018 Photograph:  Daisuke Suzuki/EPA

China has rejected US espionage accusations against an alleged Chinese intelligence officer who was extradited from Belgium as “made out of thin air” (...)

Stock markets across Asia Pacific tumbled on Thursday as a global sell-off in equities and bonds rippled around the globe spurred by worries over the impact of rising interest rates

Stock markets across Asia Pacific tumbled on Thursday as a global sell-off in equities and bonds rippled around the globe spurred by worries over the (...)

Burger King, the fast food restaurant, is adding about two or three restaurants a day globally. Photograph: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

Burger King is in talks to open restaurants in sub-Saharan African countries, including Nigeria, as the US fast-food group accelerates its internation(...)

US stock indexes dived about 1% on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

On Wednesday European shares had their worst day since June as concerns around rising debt yields gripped equity markets worldwide, while tech stocks (...)

People mingle in the old town of Kashgar, Xinjiang region, China. Xinjiang is China’s biggest province and the source of much of its oil and gas. Photograph:  Thomas Peter/Reuters

The provincial legislature in Xinjiang in western China, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority, has changed its law to allow the use of re-educati(...)

Workers stand outside a commercial building to use their phones and smoke during a break in Hong Kong. In banning e-cigarettes, Hong Kong joins Singapore, Thailand, Uruguay and 24 other countries. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Any plans Big Tobacco had to gain a bigger stake in the Hong Kong market went up in smoke after the territory’s chief executive Carrie Lam made the su(...)

British and EU officials are locked in talks in Brussels over a compromise that could see the UK remain temporarily in the EU’s customs regime, people familiar with the negotiations have said. Photograph: iStock

The UK is close to reaching a deal on Brexit, setting the stage for a potentially historic appreciation of the embattled pound, according to hedge fun(...)

The NTA’s plans to purchase a further 200 diesel buses “epitomise the lack of real action on climate change”, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two hundred diesel buses are to be bought by State transport bodies before next July’s ban announced yesterday by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe(...)

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