A first edition copy of Kerryman Richard Cantillon’s 18th-century book on economics has sold for a record price of £40,000 (about €57,000) at Christie(...)

The bar Chill in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. As a magnet for the young, Saigon, as the city is locally known, is a place of opportunity, fun and increasing affluence. Photograph: Christian Berg/New York Times

Taking a puff from a hookah and a sip from her beer, Thuy Truong, a 29-year-old tech entrepreneur in a black cocktail dress, pondered the question: Wh(...)

An ‘internal technical issue’ knocked the New York Stock Exchange, the cathedral of US capitalism, out of action for hours on Wednesday. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

This was not a great week for the modern computerised stock market. The New York Stock Exchange, essentially the cathedral of US capitalism, was knock(...)

Leicester have terminated the contracts of Tom Hopper, Adam Smith and James Pearson after they appeared in a video using racist language during an end-of-season tour, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Leicester have sacked Tom Hopper, Adam Smith and James Pearson for their part in in a sexually-explicit video during which racist language was used. P(...)

Character flaw is a well-recognised concept in leadership with numerous examples of rogues at the top of major business corporations. Invariably, thes(...)

 Leicester City’s James Pearson. Photo:   Pete Norton/Getty Images

Premier League football club Leicester City has launched an internal investigation amid reports that three of its players were filmed in an orgy with (...)

Former Labour prime minister  Gordon Brown campaigns in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Locals say they have seen nothing of the economic recovery touted by government, and many no longer trust any London-based party to deliver better – especially Labour. Photograph:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

No election battle more starkly demonstrates the sudden collapse of the Scottish Labour Party than the one unfolding in the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (...)

Irish high net-worth individuals were also found to be keen on staying in Ireland with just 16 per cent of them planning to move to a different country in the next five years

The age-old claim that “the poor will always be with us” is under threat from economic development. According to the World Bank, the number of people (...)

British prime minister David Cameron delivers a speech in Aberdeen yesterday: “On Friday, people could be living in a different country, with a different place in the world and a different future ahead of it.” Photograph: Reuters/Dylan Martinez 1:51

British prime minister David Cameron has issued a visibly emotional plea to Scots not to vote Yes in Thursday’s independence referendum, saying that(...)

The production line at the Scania AB factory in Sodertalje, Sweden. Photographer: Erik Abel/Bloomberg

Limited-liability, privately owned joint-stock companies are the core institutions of modern capitalism. These entities are largely responsible for or(...)