Results from Harvey Norman Holdings are due to be released tomorrow
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TODAY Results: Perseus Mining. Indicators: Irish consumer confidence (August); Irish building information index (H1); Japanese housing starts (Ju(...)

Performance reviews: often companies use a one-size-fits-all measurement model that is not fit for purpose. Photograph: Thinkstock

There were more than few eyebrows raised recently when Accenture, one of the biggest companies of the world, said it was ditching annual performanc(...)

A worker assembles a  device that is inserted into a heart pacemaker, at a  Medtronic  facility. Photographer: Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg

Medical device group Medtronic forecast full-year profit that trailed analysts’ estimates, reflecting the impact of the company’s $49.9 billion acquis(...)

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 (...)

Top 1000 companies: 54%   hail from Ireland, accounting for 68% of jobs

US technology giant Microsoft has become the largest company in Ireland for the first time, according to the The Irish Times Top 1000 Companies 2015 s(...)

Notable M&A deals in 2014 included the € 450m purchase of a stake in car rental service CarTrawler by BC Partners(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Activity in Ireland’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market reached levels not seen since before the crisis, according to a new report which find(...)

Tom Kelley finds IDEO’s move to social innovation “so rewarding”. The firm has already built 23 schools based on design thinking as it changes education in Peru.

The past decade or so has seen the inexorable rise of design thinking as a guiding tenet in the business landscape, with the processes used by designe(...)

 Coca Cola: results out Wednesday.  Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
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TODAY US President’s Day Indicators: UK Rightmove House Price Index (February); Japanese industrial production (December). TOMORROW Results: Dragon Oi(...)

Medtroni’s Omar Ishrak: Ireland will inevitably be a higher-profile part of the group by virtue of its domicile in the country. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Ireland can expect further investment in the longer term under the merged Medtronic/Covidien medical device group, chairman and chief executive Omar I(...)

Omar Ishrak, chief executive officer of Medtronic. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Medical device group Medtronic becomes Ireland’s largest company when it starts trading on the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday.Following Medtronic Inc(...)