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Image of the week: Bowing to the inevitable Toshiba chief executive Hisao Tanaka (second from left) bows with chairman Tadashi Muromachi (right)(...)

Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney was not surprised at lack of support for Greece. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The best thing for the Government would be to have Greece kicked out of the euro zone plain and simple, Greencore boss Patrick Coveney believes. In an(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde speaks to Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos prior to the beginning of a Eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer

Greece will fall into arrears with the International Monetary Fund and cannot receive any further loans when the Athens government fails to make a €1.(...)

  Dick Costolo, Twitter’s embattled chief executive, at the New York Stock Exchange during the company’s market debut. Photograph: Richard Perry/The New York Times

Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo abruptly announced he was stepping down on Thursday amid increasing scrutiny of the company’s slow user growth an(...)

Parallel parking: superyachts lined up in Port Hercule at the  “Business of Luxury” summit in Monaco. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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In Numbers: Currency Waterloo 180,000 Number of special €2 coins minted by Belgium to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s defeat at Waterl(...)

Rupert Murdoch is preparing to step down as chief executive officer of 21st Century Fox Inc. and hand the CEO title to his son James.

Rupert Murdoch is preparing to step down as chief executive officer of 21st Century Fox Inc. and hand the title to his son James, according to sources(...)

Verizon has been spending aggressively to expand its business. In February it bought licenses worth $10.4 billion in a government sale of wireless airwaves for mobile data

Verizon Communications said it would buy AOL in a $4.4 billion deal that gives the biggest US wireless carrier access to AOL’s successful digital a(...)

Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Did Michael Noonan get beaten up by a Greek when he was younger? Perhaps it is just our wily Minister for Finance’s facetious way, but he seems to rev(...)

Oborne alleged that a story about HSBC potentially facing a $70bn capital hole was removed from the ‘Telegraph’ website. Photgraph: Getty Images

One of the things Peter Oborne, the Daily Telegraph’s former chief political commentator, alleged in his outspoken resignation article this week was t(...)

IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan. The agency met about 40 existing and prospective companies in Davos in a bid to enhance Ireland’s international profile. Photograph: Alan Betson

Insurance companies and representatives of the financial and technology sector were among the companies that attended events organised by the IDA l(...)