‘It was not at all surprising to read that a study of the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest, just like previous studies of top chief executives, revealed their most common field of study, by some margin, was engineering.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

The tantalising headline caught my eye some weeks ago: “What degree should you study to become a billionaire? The result might surprise you.” But it w(...)

When law student Sinead Davies was anointed a scholar at Trinity College in April on the basis of her second term exam results, her first reaction (...)

Vodafone: results on Tuesday
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MONDAY Results: Babcock International; Urban Outfitters. Indicators: Japanese industrial production (Mar); Chinese house prices (April). T(...)

UCD is prioritising research into the Internet of Things, said college president Prof Andrew Deeks and Prof Staszewski (above) would strengthen UCD’s involvement in this sector, he added. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An internationally recognised expert in wireless technology is to take up a research professorship which includes five-year funding worth €5 million. (...)

Qantas: results on Thursday
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TODAY Results: Avid Technology; Harvey Norman. Indicators: German IFO – current assessment (August); US new home sales (July). TOMORROW(...)

Out Wednesday: UK retail sales (Apr).  Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

TODAY Results: Babcock International; Kabel Deutschland; Ryanair. Meetings: Eban congress (Dublin Castle, D2); Datalex AGM (Eastpoint Business Park, D(...)

Dublin-based IT services company Agile Networks has announced it is to double its workforce over the next 18 months, which will see the creatio(...)

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The Debenhams store on Oxford Street, London. The group’s chief  financial officer resigned after  a  warning  of a  profits plunge as a hoped-for sales surge in the last week before Christmas failed to materialise. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

World stock markets kicked off 2014 with a whimper yesterday, weighed down by disappointing Chinese manufacturing data. After their best run in 15 yea(...)

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TODAYResults: Genesco; Charteris.Meetings: ICOS national conference (Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, Co Laois).Indicators: UK Nationwide housing prices ((...)