The Central Bank also released new data showing participation by Irish-resident entities in Europe’s fledgeling green boon market. Photograph: iStock

The Central Bank of Ireland is to participate in US dollar-denominated green bond investment fund as part of a more sustainable investment policy. Th(...)

The People’s Bank of China in Beijing. China’s bank lending in August more than doubled from the previous month. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Excessive credit growth in China is signalling an increasing risk of a banking crisis in the next three years, a report from the Bank for Internationa(...)

Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai. Photograph: Reuters/Aly Song

There were splashes of intermittent rain and the air was muggy around the Shanghai Stock Exchange on the Pudong side of the Huangpu River, but the cli(...)

Angela Merkel: due to hold bilateral talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Thursday. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

Ireland’s investment gap is the highest in the euro zone at 9.4 per cent of annual economic output (gross domestic product), a leading German economi(...)