“This is the moment to invest in the continent,” South African president Jacob Zuma told business leaders, academics and politicians. Photograph:  Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

Private sector participation is the key to Africa’s future economic development, but the continent must address a range of investment risks to attract(...)

Nordea Asset Management said thermal coal mining is ‘the most environmentally compromising fossil-fuel resource’. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Nordea Asset Management plans to blacklist up to 40 coal-mining companies from its investment universe. It joins a growing list of large investors tha(...)

The PwC study found that a typical Irish company spends two weeks dealing with its tax affairs and makes a tax payment almost every six weeks, compared with a global average of more than seven weeks dealing with tax affairs and a payment every two weeks.

Ireland is the most efficient country in the EU for paying business taxes and the sixth most efficient in the world, according to a report by Price(...)

Wind turbines: ESB International has been making presentations on the subject of renewables in Asia. photograph: fabrizio bensch/ reuters

One major presence at the Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum was the ESB’s international consulting arm, which made a presentation on the subject of (...)

Wilbur Ross: banks are proxies for an economy

Billionaire Wilbur Ross and Bank of Ireland was the subject of an address by Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, dean of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate(...)

The European Commission has “not yet formed a view” that Ireland is giving special tax treatment to certain companies operating here, the European Commissioner for Competition Joaquín Almunia has told Fianna Fáil.

The European Commission has “not yet formed a view” that Ireland is giving special tax treatment to certain c(...)

Enda Kenny is welcomed by Angel Gurria, the head of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on the Taoiseach’s visit to Paris last week. Photograph: AP Photo/Michel Euler

US multinationals reported paying tax rates of 2.2 per cent in Ireland during 2011, according to a new study.A research paper by Prof James Stewart, a(...)

Petroceltic chief executive Brian O'Cathain said a financing deal signed with a syndicate of banks and the International Finance Corporation represented a ‘strong technical and financial endorsement’ of the company’s exploration plans. Photograph: The Irish Times

Oil and gas exploration firm Petroceltic has secured up to $500 million (€382 million) in financing from a syndicate of international banks and(...)