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Recent research by the University of Michigan’s Transport Research Institute has shown that the number of American households making do without a car (...)

The outlook for most advanced economies is improving, with recoveries in the United States and Japan leading the way, the OECD’s latest monthly leadin(...)

Guide to Emerging Markets

This book provides some good pointers for business leaders who wish to identify where the key opportunities lie and how to compete successfully in eme(...)

Off-piste skier in powder snow. Photograh: Getty Images
Powder your nose
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  • February 8, 2014, 01:00

Stephan lifts the rope from which an avalanche-risk notice dangles. The four of us duck beneath the safety string and leave the groomed piste to pl(...)

Who runs Ireland?

THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)

Film director Zhang Yimou, fined nearly €1 million for breaching China’s one child policy. Photograph: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters

Film director Zhang Yimou has paid a fine of nearly ¤1 million for fathering more children than permitted, Chinese family planning authorities said on(...)

A broker is pictured near a computer screen showing movements in the stock market (top graph) since the morning opening at the Colombo Stock Exchange . Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte /Reuters

Asian shares regained a measure of stability today, stepping further away from five-month lows after a strong rally on Wall Street and hopeful signs t(...)

US president Barack Obama delivers remarks at a Costco store in Lanham, Maryland. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, in a boost to the labour market outlook and the(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), pauses during a news conference at the bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said today the bank will take action if the outlook for inflation worsens or money-market turbulence resu(...)

Aircraft finance specialist Bank of Communications Financial Leasing (JY Aviation), will manage 21 aircraft from its new Dublin HQ.

One of China’s largest banks is establishing an aircraft leasing arm in the Republic. Aircraft finance specialist Bank of Communications Financ(...)

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