A severe housing shortage - identified by the Government as one of the main threats to a recovering economy - is being tackled but a turnaround will take time, some of the country's largest building firms have said.
Chinese home prices rose for a third consecutive month in July, fuelled by a pick-up in sales and market sentiment, a rare counterpoint to a growing list of grim indicators in the world's second-largest economy.
Japan's economy shrank at an annualised pace of 1.6% in April-June as exports slumped and consumers cut back spending, adding pressure on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to step up his policy drive to lift the economy out of decades of deflation.
Navinder Sarao, the London-based day-trader accused by the US of a market manipulation that contributed to a Wall Street 'flash crash' in 2010, has been freed on bail after spending four months in prison.
More than €36 million of One51 shares sold for €1.85 yesterday in a move that could raise the bar for potential suitor Capvest, which is seeking shareholder backing for a €1.80 bid, The Irish Times reports.