Bailouts are something of a national obsession in this country, so there will be some relief in Government circles this week that VHI has managed to r(...)

VHI extended its reinsurance arrangement with Berkshire Hathaway by four years in 2014

Ciarán Hancock State-owned VHI has raised €90 million in subordinated debt from Warren Buffett’s conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway to boost its reserve(...)

British Open winner Zach Johnson sports Netjets branding on his collar. (Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

The three-man British Open playoff was a win-win-win for NetJets. Zach Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman, the three men(...)

Kraft Heinz is now Mr Buffett’s second-biggest stock investment, ahead of Coca-Cola and International Business Machines. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

Warren Buffett helped take over Heinz in 2013 and facilitated its combination with Kraft Foods this year. His prize: a stake of about $24 billion in(...)

Warren Buffett: expensive lunch guest. Photograph:   Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

A Chinese company that develops online games bid more than €2 million for what must be the most expensive Buffet lunch in history. Zhu Ye, head of Be(...)

Medtronic, which completed its acquisition of Covidien earlier this year, is the  68th largest company in the world, with a market capitalisation of $111m.

Fiona Reddan Dublin-headquartered Medtronic is the only Irish company to make a list of the world’s 100 most valuable companies. Published (...)

Warren Buffet, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway: company owns corporate jet operator NetJets. Earlier this year, NetJets pilots took their case to Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting, staging a protest outside for better pay and conditions. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

NetJets, the corporate jet operator owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, has parted company with chairman and chief executive Jordan Hansell,(...)

American Express has slid the most in the Dow Jones Industrial Average since December 31st after setbacks including the end of the company’s partnership with warehouse-club chain Costco and a ruling by a federal judge that its policies prohibiting merchants from steering customers to cheaper cards violated antitrust laws.

American Express’s short-term stock results have been “disappointing,” as the company faces a variety of issues including the loss of its biggest reta(...)

David McWilliams: among a coterie of economic and market soothsayers who are scheduled to talk next Saturday, May 16th, at an “Investment Summit” at the Stillorgan Park hotel

Now that our merchant classes are on the up again and there’s a bit more cash floating about, it appears that playing the markets is back in vogue.Dav(...)

  Warren Buffett attends his company Berkshire Hathaway’s   annual shareholders’ meeting  in Omaha, Nebraska. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking/Files

Shareholders in Berkshire Hathaway are expressing unease at the company’s deepening relationship with private equity group 3G Capital, ahead of an exp(...)