Sarah Tharakan and her husband Nithin at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

At the start of the year we spoke to people preparing to emigrate. Here we catch up with them, to see how they are getting on in their new homes. R(...)

Allianz had struggled for years to bring underwriting losses under control at Fireman’s Fund.

German insurer Allianz said it had agreed to sell its Fireman’s Fund personal insurance business to insurer ACE for $365 million, freeing Allianz to f(...)

Adrian Trueick is Irish investment property director with Knight Frank  Adrian Trueick is Irish investment property director with Knight Frank

What would you like to see happening in the commercial property market? In order to maintain the strong level of job creation by multi-nationals and t(...)

Dundrum Town Centre: expected to come on the market in the early part of the year and will generate considerable interest at home and abroad. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Six years after the property meltdown, the painful hangover has been replaced by a buying frenzy, much of it at surprisingly high values.The turnarou(...)

Swimmers dive into the Forty Foot on Christmas Day, 1971.  Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

If the ghost of Joyce’s “stately plump Buck Mulligan” is still swimming at Dublin Bay’s Forty Foot, it may not be in the company of the Sandycove Bat(...)

Lisa Redmond: ‘I wait until I’m in a bad mood to call the insurance company.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Insurance is not the sexiest word in the English language, but paying attention to the bottom line when it comes to car, home and life insurance wi(...)

Travel stocks fall on fears over spread of the Ebola virus. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

European stocks sank in huge trading volumes, extending their week-long selloff as concerns about global economic growth spooked investors. In the la(...)

Oliver Bäte, head of Allianz’s western and southern European units and a former chief financial officer, is to take over running the company. Photograph:  Frank Leonhardt/EPA

Allianz, the German insurer that owns US fund manager Pimco, said yesterday that chief executive Michael Diekmann will step down next year.Mr Diekmann(...)

Bill Gross, former co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), speaks in Chicago earlier this year. Gross’ abrupt departure from Pimco, the giant bond firm that he co-founded more than four decades ago, was preceded by months of clashes between the star investor and the firm’s executive committee that got progressively worse, according to sources familiar with the situation. Photograph: Jim Young/REUTERS

Pacific Investment Management Co (PIMCO), seeking to calm investors after the surprise departure of co-founder and former chief investment officer Bil(...)

Bill Gross: “looking forward to be able to continue this run with Janus.” Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Bill Gross, the famed “bond king”, has resigned from Pimco to join competing asset manager Janus Capital, leaving the company he built into the world(...)