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US president Donald Trump has levied tariffs of 10 per cent on $200 billion (€170 billion) of Chinese products, which is due to increase to 25 per cent by the end of the year. Photograph: iStock

Rising trade tensions remain a threat to economic growth in Asia, the Asian Development Bank said in its latest report, but the Manila-based lender st(...)

A Maasai man passes near a zebra carcass near Isinya in Kenya. Photograph: Radu Sigheti/Reuters

Two-thirds of the uncultivated arable land in the world is to be found in Africa. Yet the continent is a net food-importer to the tune of €35 billion (...)

Trevor O’Regan, director of international consulting for PM Group in Asia

PM Group, a construction, engineering and project management services group with its headquarters in Dublin, has secured a raft of new projects with t(...)

Growth in China, the world’s second largest economy, continues to moderate as the government implements measures to move the economy towards a more consumption-driven model. Photograph: iStock

The rebalancing of China’s economy and policy uncertainty in advanced economies means developing Asia could record its slowest annual growth in 16 yea(...)

A job fair  at Shandong University in  China. Slower economic growth in China, worsening producer price deflation and a generally chillier global environment has prompted the Manila-based Asian Development Bank to cut its growth forecasts for developing economies in Asia.

Slower economic growth in China, worsening producer price deflation and a generally chillier global environment has prompted the Manila-based Asian De(...)

A man looks at the Pudong financial district of Shanghai: China’s economy has registered its slowest growth in a quarter century. Photograph: REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files

The Asian Development Bank has just cut its forecasts for economic growth in the region on the back of slower expansion in China and India, but the le(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping: the bank is a key part of his  efforts to boost China’s influence, called “peripheral diplomacy”, and redress  China’s poor levels of representation on international bodies such as the World Bank and ADB.  Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Last week saw the official signing ceremony in Beijing of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a China-led international financial institution th(...)

 Indian fishermen silhuetted by the rising sun as they prepare for an early morning catch at the banks of Narmada river in Nemawar district Dewas, 200km from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. Photograph: EPA/SAJNEEV GUPTA

While much of the reporting focus in recent months has been on China’s economic slowdown, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) believes India is poised to(...)

ESB International  has won a €1.5 million in new energy consultancy projects in Asia.  Pictured at the Asia Trade Forum which took place in Kuala Lumpur last week were (from left) Michael Quigley, business development director, ESB International, Jimmy Deenihan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for the Diaspora, and Paraic McGrath, business development manager, Asia, ESB International

Ireland’s business community in Asia gathered in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur for the eighth Asia Pacific Irish Business Forum, an event each y(...)

 A public bus transporting passengers passes by a building construction site in Beijing, China. Developing countries in Asia will see their benefits of higher demand from recovering advanced economies offset by a slowdown in China’s economy, the Asian Development Bank said. Photograph:  Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

The economies of developing Asia should be able to weather a slowdown in China and register higher growth rates this year, underpinned by a bet(...)

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