HSBC Ireland said the loan was Ireland’s first green loan principles-compliant facility. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Developer Seán Mulryan’s Ballymore and Singaporean property group Oxley have secured a €77.3 million so-called green loan from HSBC Ireland to help f(...)

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(...)

The Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan is reluctant to push too hard, for reasons what will be familiar to Irish readers. Many banks provide a lifeline to ageing communities and help prop up tottering companies

The history of the ATM includes a footnote in Asia: a Japanese company supposedly developed the first cash machine in the mid-1960s. Japan’s record of(...)

Digicel intends expanding its 4G network in Tonga

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s Digicel has bought 16.6 per cent of Tonga Cable from the island nation’s government for almost €3.6 million. Digicel rece(...)

Jin Liqun, president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), looks on. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a multinational lender set up last year by China to assist development in the region, has approved €2(...)

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(...)

Jin Liqun: The president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank says he is “very proud that AIIB now has members from almost every continent”. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The Republic has been formally approved as one of 13 new members to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), an institution set up last y(...)

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank president Jin Liqun. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The Republic has formally applied to become a member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which was set up last year by China to assis(...)

Politics will  play a major role in China’s economic future this  year when president Xi Jinping will name the new Standing Committee of the Politburo.

Peering through billowing clouds of smog into what lies in store for China’s economy in 2017, analysts are waiting to see if measures to support stabi(...)

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