Central Park in south Dublin which was acquired by Green Reit and Kennedy Wilson earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Betson /THE IRISH TIMES

Charles O’Rourke reckons it’s different this time as he jumps into the real estate game. The 81-year-old retiree says he took “massive” losses on his (...)

 Jerome Kerviel arrives at a  Paris courthouse  accused of gambling tens of billions of euros  of Societe Generale’s money in outrageous secret trades that humiliated the French banking powerhouse and exposed a need for tighter risk controls. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP Photo

Sean Quinn’s €3.2 billion punt on Anglo-Irish Bank is unparalleled in Irish investment history, but ignominious blow-ups are nothing new in the financ(...)

George Soros, billionaire and founder of Soros Fund Management LLC, left, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in London. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Billionaire investor George Soros said Europe faces 25 years of Japanese-style stagnation unless politicians pursue further integration of the (...)

A staircase in the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at the London School of Economics, designed by O’Donnell and Tuomey. Photograph: Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

It’s not easy for Irish architects to conquer London, what with so much home-grown talent in the British capital from lords Foster and Rogers, (...)

The Bovespa fell 18 per cent between September and early February, and now trades on a cyclically adjusted price-earnings (Cape) ratio of less than(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi speaking during a panel session on the third day of the World Economic Forum in Davos yesterday. Photograph; Laurent Gillieron/EPA

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi told global leaders in Davos yesterday he favoured an “accelerated time line” in breaking the link betwee(...)

Funds associated with George Soros bought a 3.1 per cent stake in FCC from the company’s biggest shareholder Esther Koplowitz. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

George Soros has bought a stake in Spain’s FCC, becoming the second prominent international investor after Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates to bet on t(...)

Bailout news caught the attention of readers throguhout the year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It may have been a year of progress for Ireland, but it seems some things will never change. Although occasional articles on media issues and technolo(...)

 Danny Kitchen: “Reading the cycle, that is how you make money [in property]. You need a bit of luck with these things.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Danny Kitchen doesn’t do boring. The non-executive chairman of Hibernia REIT, which was admitted to the Irish and London Stock Exchanges on Wednesday,(...)

Digicel, the telecoms group owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, operates mobile networks in the Caribbean, Central America and the south Pacific .Photograph: David Sleator

Digicel, the telecoms group owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, plans to borrow more than €360 million from the capital markets to cover general compa(...)