The revelation that the valsartan problem likely dates back to changes in manufacturing processes at Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical six years ago suggests many patients could potentially have been exposed to cancer risk.

A common blood pressure and heart drug manufactured in bulk by a Chinese company and sold worldwide may have contained an impurity linked to cancer si(...)

The  room in Shanghai where this weekend’s G20 meeting will be held. Photograph: AP

Worries about Chinese economic growth and its impact on the world economy will be on everybody’s minds as finance ministers and central bankers from t(...)

Chinese traders got an unexpected and unwelcome extended new year break after shares tumbled. Photograph: Reuters

China’s stock markets normally open from 9.30am until 3pm, with a civilised 90-minute break for lunch, but this week has seen much shorter sessions in(...)

Stocks surged late in trading, appearing to respond to the view of William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, that next month may be not be the right time to start increasing rates.

US stocks yesterday wiped out most losses suffered in a two-day rout, with shares posting their biggest gains since 2011 as investors shook off concer(...)

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(...)

One of the rising stars of Chinese banking, Mao Xiaofeng, the youngest-ever president of a listed bank in the country, resigned as head of China Minsheng Bank ‘for personal reasons’.  File photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg

China’s wide-ranging anti-corruption campaign has made itself felt in every area of public life, so it was perhaps only a matter of time before it tur(...)

Three new initial public offerings (IPOs) raised a combined total of €484 million for companies listing on the ISE last year

Transactions in the Irish equity market grew by 30 per cent last year to a record high 4.5 million trades, according to new figures published by the I(...)

The Chinese company behind the potential acquisition of an Irish aircraft leasing firm has moved to deny reports the deal has been valued at €12 bill(...)

A subsidiary of China’s AVIC Capital, the country’s largest aerospace company, is in talks to buy Dublin-based aircraft-leasing firm Avolon. The finan(...)

One joint venture will be responsible for the console’s hardware, while the other will be focused on softwarePhotograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

Japan’s Sony and China’s Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group will set up two joint ventures to make and market Sony’s PlayStation games console in China, it(...)

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