The figures for Ireland showed a marked increase in happiness by the time people entered their late-50s, which continued to increase into their 60s and 70s.

People begin to report being happier with life from the age of 50 onwards, according to new research from a leading British-American academic. Drawi(...)

People buy their breakfast at a roadside snack booth in Beijing:  China’s consumer inflation slowed more than expected in September to a near five-year low, adding to concerns that global growth is cooling fast unless governments take bolder measures to shore up their economies. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Just as people in an earthquake zone wonder if every tremor is “the big one”, each time China’s economy wobbles, analysts debate whether it is the st(...)