CORRECT ‘Politician has a Twitter event’: we learned last month that Gerry Adams is fond of trampolining naked. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Old Moore has spoken, and February is over. So how did he do in the predictions for Old Moore’s Almanac for the second month of the year?  (...)

Fighting Corporate Abuse – Beyond Predatory Capitalism by The Corporate Reform Collective. Pluto Press. ISBN: 9780745335162. 210pp. €23

The title of this book gives a clue to the stridency of the approach to the subject of poor corporate governance. The authors are mainly academic figu(...)

People buy their breakfast at a roadside snack booth in Beijing:  China’s consumer inflation slowed more than expected in September to a near five-year low, adding to concerns that global growth is cooling fast unless governments take bolder measures to shore up their economies. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Just as people in an earthquake zone wonder if every tremor is “the big one”, each time China’s economy wobbles, analysts debate whether it is the st(...)

The merger of the Kinder siblings, expected to be finished by the end of this year, will create the largest energy infrastructure company in North America with an 80,000-mile network of pipes that together would be long enough to circle the Earth three times.  Photograph: Tim Rue/Bloomberg News.

Houston billionaire Richard Kinder is consolidating his pipeline empire to strengthen it for growth as the US shale drilling boom opens up $1.5 trilli(...)

President of Spanish wifi company Gowex, Jenaro Garcia, who announced on Twitter last week that the company’s accounts had been falsified for more than four years. Photograph: Angel Diaz/EPA

To many, attempting to profit from stock market falls is immoral and parasitic. Short sellers, however, see themselves as the detectives of the stock (...)

Twitter shares lost a quarter of their value following its last earnings report in May, despite beating estimates. It is not an isolated phenomenon – young glamour stocks are often priced to perfection, putting them under pressure to live up to unrealistic expectations. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

US earnings season begins this week, with company results set to dominate the investment landscape in the weeks to come. The day-to-day chatter is alw(...)

Niamh Brennan: “Failures of corporate governance at every possibly level you can think of caused the banking crisis. That should be the strongest possible evidence of its importance.”

Until our dramatic financial crash, corporate governance didn’t set many pulses racing. Generally defined as the set of rules, practices and pr(...)

Edith Stein: believed there is an important link between empathy and knowledge

TODAY’S IDEAInnovators have moral responsibilities tooIn the headlong rush to embrace the “knowledge economy”, there has been little reflection on the(...)

Barings Bank: an examination of how Nick Leeson conducted his trades and how he was not challenged might prove useful to the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Photograph: Reuters

To be of value, Ireland’s banking inquiry will need to determine and act upon the weaknesses in its corporate governance system that allowed the under(...)

 The relationship between high-rise properties, expensive homes and speed cameras among other things, and the performance of companies on the stock market has been the subject of several studies. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

What does a chief executive’s house tell you about future company prospects? What can speeding tickets reveal about the motivations for financial trad(...)