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China slows down

News that China’s economic growth rate is falling and set to stay that way is significant and reassuring. The announcement was made officially,(...)

Ships in Dublin Port being loaded with goods for export. Photographer: Dara MacDonaill/Irish Times

Weak international demand saw the value of Irish exports fall by 10 per cent in February. New figures from the Central Statistics Office(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and labour minister Ursula von der Leyen leaving the plenum of the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, in Berlin. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

German analyst and investor sentiment fell sharply in April, hit by fears that a deterioration of the euro zone crisis and a global slowdown, l(...)

Bottles of Actimel yoghurt drinks, produced by Danone SA, sit on a shelf in the chilled section of a supermarket in London. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Danone reported first-quarter sales growth that beat analysts' estimates as strong demand for baby food in emerging markets offset weak dairy s(...)

A worker adjusts a water dispensing device at a chicken farm in Changfeng county, Anhui provinc. The farm says the chickens at the farm are not infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus. According to local media, the price of poultry plunged recently, caused by the new strain of H7N9 bird flu virus. Photograph: Reuters

China's poultry sector has recorded losses of more than 10 billion yuan (€1.2 billion) since reports emerged of a new strain of bird flu two we(...)

A Chinese border guard tries to stop his picture from being taken as he and his compatriot patrol the Tumen river in China’s Jilin province, across from North Korea. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/ getty images

A container lorry trundles across the bridge from Tumen to North Korea, slowing to allow for speed bumps. At the far side a large portrait of N(...)

A recent trade mission to China led by Education Minister Ruairí Quinn focused on attracting Chinese students to Ireland’s third-level and grad(...)

On some Chinese aircraft, you can hear a recorded Irish accent directing you to your seat on the aircraft, as companies such as Parc Aviation m(...)

A construction site in central Beijing. The economy continues to be supported by property and stimulus-supported infrastructure rather than by broad private sector investment or household spending, analysts say. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

Chinese GDP growth slowed to 7.7 per cent year-on-year and just 6.6 per cent quarter-on-quarter, data showed, prompting fears that economic rec(...)

 A woman sells chickens at a market  in Liuzhou, China. Photograph: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

China reported another death and three new infections from a new strain of avian influenza known as H7N9, bringing the total death toll to 14 a(...)

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