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Prime minister Mohammad Shtayyeh (centre)  told his  cabinet that Palestinians “do not trade our national rights for money”. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Palestinian politicians and businessmen have flatly rejected the Trump administration’s proposal for an economic workshop scheduled for next month in (...)

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(...)

Barry O’Mahony and Tiernan Kennedy of Umba: the fintech start-up  already has 170,000 customers in Africa, many of whom lack access to basic banking facilities, but can use Umba’s smartphone app. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Irish fintech start-up Umba, which facilitates micro-loans to emerging economies in Africa, has closed a funding round with two leading Irish venture (...)

An elderly women this week walks past a house damaged by Cyclone Kenneth when it struck Ibo island, north of Pemba city,  in Mozambique. Photograph: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

The World Bank has increased emergency support for the three southern African countries affected by a devastating cyclone that killed hundreds in Marc(...)

Performers at the opening of the Al-Sham International Arabian Horse Festival in Damascus this week. Photograph: Youssef Badawi/EPA

Reconstruction is a word spoken only in a whisper in Syria. No one hopes for a Marshall Plan to rebuild the country now the eight-year war has ended i(...)

“I even thought of Ivanka for the World Bank,” President Trump said in an interview. “She would’ve been great at that because she’s very good with numbers.”

President Donald Trump considered nominating his daughter Ivanka Trump for a variety of jobs including one at the World Bank, according to a new inter(...)

The report suggests that individual cities, such as Dublin,  could make huge gains by using blockchain to create a secure and common ledger to manage real-time data around areas such as transportation, energy and utilities

As much as 10 per cent of the world’s wealth will likely be stored on blockchain technology by 2027, according to a new report from networking giant C(...)

Well-known companies including AB InBev, Accenture, BBVA, Barclays, IBM, Deutsche Telecom, SAP, Repsol and Telefonica, are among the signatories pledging to support blockchain technology

More than 100 organisations have come together to promote a global framework for the development of blockchain in a move seen as a turning point in ga(...)

John Quindos, who lost his wife, his daughter and her three children in the Ethiopian Airlines aircraft crash. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/New York Times

John Quindos wailed and hyperventilated so violently that officials rushed him to a first-aid station. Then, as the magnitude sunk in, he lost his voi(...)

Smurfit Kappa will fund the Colombian deal from existing cash resources. Photograph: Bloomberg

Cardboard box-making group Smurfit Kappa has launched a €90 million offer to buy the 30.1 per cent stake it doesn’t already own in its Colombian opera(...)

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