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The former Irish Glass Bottle Company site at Ringsend, Co Dublin. Nama hinted that designating it a strategic development zone would speed up the process and allow it to build 3,000 houses on the site. Photograph: Eric Luke

Nama has signalled that designating the old Irish Glass Bottle site (above) in Ringsend, Dublin, as a strategic development zone could allow it to fas(...)

Wang Baoan took over as head of the National Bureau of Statistics in April last year, having earlier been deputy finance minister. Photograph: Reuters

The recently installed head of China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Wang Baoan, is being investigated for “severe disciplinary violation”, acc(...)

Troubling times: checking stock prices recently in Nanjing, China. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

One aspect of the recent stock market turmoil has been the manner in which the Chinese government intervened to support the market, with many players (...)

Cranes operate at a construction site in China. Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

It’s often breathtaking to see the range of tools the Chinese government has to steer its economy in the direction in which it wants it to go.Take inf(...)

The academy says existing wind power plants, combined with those under construction and other forms of renewable energy, are enough to comply with the Republic’s current commitments to the EU

The Republic’s renewable energy commitments could add €200 million a year to the cost of electricity, the Irish Academy of Engineering warns in its la(...)

Charles Yin: “Relations between China and Japan are in a state to be very concerned [about].”  Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

In many ways, it’s the key relationship in Asia, that between China, the world’s second-largest economy, and the country it displaced in that role, Ja(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping: “We must properly handle the relations between reform, development and stability.” Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

Freeing up land ownership, liberalisation of state-run industries and changes in rules governing migrant workers’ rights are expected to figure among (...)

“Tempered optimism” is how corporate America now views the Chinese business environment. This is the message of the annual survey by the US-China Bus(...)

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