Aughinish Alumina plant in Co Limerick: the European Court of Justice ruled against Ireland in a long-running legal case concerning the granting of state aid to the plant

The Aughinish Alumina plant in Co Limerick staged a remarkable turnaround last year, recording a $14.4 million pretax profit after reporting a $12.1 m(...)

A man leaves the Standard Chartered bank building in the Central district of Hong Kong

Standard Chartered announced plans to raise $5.1 billion in new capital through a rights issue and cut 15,000 jobs by 2018 as new chief executive B(...)

An investor holds a board showing “government saves the market so that investors will be happy” at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Reuters/Aly Song

China stocks, led by small caps, extended their recovery for a third day yesterday, raising hopes that measures taken by Beijing to prevent a full-blo(...)

A man walks past an electronic board showing the benchmark Shanghai and Shenzhen stock indices.

Chinese stocks rose on Monday, as an unprecedented series of support measures unleashed by Beijing brought some relief to a market whose headlong slid(...)

HSBC set out  eleven criteria on Tuesay it will use to evaluate whether to move its headquarters from London to Asia, likely Hong Kong. (Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

HSBC will cut almost 50,000 jobs from its payroll, take an axe to its investment bank and shrink its risk weighted assets by $290 billion in an eff(...)

Hong Kong: approval was won from the city stock exchange for the initial public offering. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Legend Holdings, parent of computer maker Lenovo, has won approval from Hong Kong’s stock exchange for an initial public offering worth about $2 billi(...)

Spain’s Telefonica said it will sell British telecom giant O2 to Hong Kong group Hutchison Whampoa for £10 billion in a deal that could create Britain’s biggest mobile phone firm. (Photograph: JOHN D MCHUGH/AFP/Getty Images)

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa agreed to acquire Telefonica SA’s O2 unit, creating the UK’s biggest wireless provider by customers and marking a mil(...)

Chinese conglomerate Fosun International said it bought a 5 per cent stake in British travel group Thomas Cook, deepening its foray into Europe’s tour(...)

The accounts for Limerick Alumina Refining Ltd and its subsidiaries show turnover increased in 2013 to $608 million, up from $586 million the previous year.

The Aughinish Alumina plant in Co Limerick recorded a pretax profit of $15.6 million (€12.2 million) in 2013 following the closure of its defined ben(...)

Sky high:  workers have just topped off the Shanghai Tower, currently the world’s second-largest skyscraper.  Photograph: Reuters

Clifford CoonanTaking a good, stand-back reading of the Chinese economy is always a difficult task, especially if one’s spectacles do not happen to be(...)

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