Wall Street overwhelmingly backed Mitt Romney in 2012, and invested heavily in Republicans once again this year. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

On Wall Street, 2010 was the year of “Obama rage” in which financial tycoons went ballistic over the president’s suggestion that some bankers helped c(...)

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(...)

The loophole that allowed Irish banks not to disclose their property losses during the crash has finally been closed.Under new international accountin(...)

As one of the BBC’s senior economic correspondents, Hugh Pym covered the banking crisis from its revelation in 2007 to the present day. As late as Jul(...)

Innovation needs “open brainstorming” says Prof Rosabeth Moss Kanter. “You shouldn’t look for magic bullet solutions to problems. You should look instead for small wins, which should be applauded and then you encourage people to try something bigger.”

Ireland needs to reduce its dependency on foreign direct investment and encourage more home-grown entrepreneurs and innovators. It should also look to(...)

Tánaiste Eamon  Gilmore: ‘The theory was that the State would be so strong that the banks would survive. Instead the reverse happened – the banks were so bloody bust that they almost brought the State down.’

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has reacted angrily to comments by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin that the bank guarantee was “the least worst option” and(...)

Lehman’s legacy

Five years ago, after Lehman Bros, a US financial institution, had filed for bankruptcy on September 15th, 2008, the global financial system came clos(...)

Anglo Irish Bank on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin: The market had been out of control for years, fuelled by gung-ho bankers, greedy developers, lax regulation and an indulgent government

Ireland received a severe shock when the US government let Lehman Brothers fall into bankruptcy. But if the US investment bank hadn’t failed, could we(...)