Denis O’Brien:  Digicel’s $2 billion flotation was pulled earlier this month after he declined to slash its price to tempt investors. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Where to now for Digicel, hitherto Denis O’Brien’s cash cow? First, it pulled its $2 billion flotation earlier this month after O’Brien declined to sl(...)

US billionaire John Malone. His Liberty Global group is in talks to acquire Cable & Wireless Communications for about €5.1 billion

Just two weeks after it abandoned a flotation in New York, Denis O’Brien’s Caribbean telco Digicel now faces the prospect of getting squeezed in a bat(...)

 America Movil SAB, the Latin American mobile-phone company controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim, reported a loss in the third quarter, dragged down by sinking currencies in Brazil and Mexico, its home market.  (Photograph: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg)

America Movil SAB, Latin America’s biggest wireless carrier, reported a loss in the third quarter, dragged down by sinking currencies in Brazil and M(...)

13/11/2014.  - NEWS - HEALTH -Denis O'Brien, at the GETHealth, Global Education & Technology Health Summit, organised by John Hopkins Centre for Clinical Global Health Education,  in Dublin Castle on Thursday.Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TimesPhotograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

As the media picked apart Denis O’Brien’s decision to yank the $2 billion flotation of Digicel, its biggest rival quietly kicked it while it was down.(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

In a detailed on-camera presentation to potential investors this month, a sharp-suited Denis O’Brien laid out his plans for Digicel, which which looks(...)

 Donald Trump  as he announces his candidacy for the US presidency:  his comments about Mexicans   have made him stand out in a crowded field of Republican candidates. Photograph:  Christopher Gregory/Getty Images

It’s hard to say what’s more shocking: the outrageous remarks property magnate Donald Trump has made since he announced his presidential candidacy or (...)

Denis O’Brien: he founded Digicel  in Jamaica in 2001, the company has grown across the Caribbean, central America and the south Pacific. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel’s planned flotation is a signal that the business has arrived at a crossroads. Since he founded it with the launch of a new mo(...)

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, who have been married for 21 years. Photograph: Elaine Thompson/AP Photo

To be a billionaire, the first thing you need is a personality disorder.That is what I had always assumed, based on my own experience of having interv(...)

Billionaire Jack Ma,  the 50-year-old founder of China’s biggest e-commerce company Alibaba, saw added $25bn to his fortune.  (Photograph: Ashley Pon/Bloomberg)

The richest people on Earth got richer in 2014, adding $92 billion to their collective fortune in the face of falling energy prices and geopolitical t(...)

Denis O’Brien: Digicel made him a billionaire.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien is well known in business and media circles for taking a rather muscular approach to his opponents and critics. He may need to beef up a(...)