Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

Hedge funds prove to be a suckers’ bet Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates has replaced George Soros as the all-time top-earning hedge fund manager, a(...)

George Soros: famously broke the Bank of England.  Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

The Red Fire Monkey is supposed to be an very lucky year in the Chinese zodiac, but slowing economic growth in China means that investors and consumer(...)

George Soros speaks in an interview at the World Economic Forum  in Davos, Switzerland last week. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

George Soros, the man who famously broke the pound, has been warned off going to “war on the renminbi” by ­Beijing, as China’s authorities again ­con(...)

 Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras  with Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, at a bilateral meeting  in Davos. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/ EPA

The International Monetary Fund has reiterated its call for debt relief for Greece, raising pressure on European countries to cede to Greek demands fo(...)

Francine Lacqua, editor at large and anchor for Bloomberg Television, left, speaks with George Soros, billionaire and founder of Soros Fund Management LLC, during an interview at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland . Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Billionaire investor George Soros said China’s economy is headed for a hard landing, a slump that will worsen global deflationary pressures, drag down(...)

Attendees rest on seating between sessions during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Photograph: Bloomberg

Fear of a severe weakening of the European Union is the hot topic in the corridors and executive suites of Davos this year with business leaders and (...)

Guo Guangchang: the Fosun chairman  is just the latest in a series of senior business figures to fall foul of a widening dragnet into corruption and abuse of power.  Photograph: Getty Images

When Guo Guangchang, co-founder and chairman of China’s biggest private investment conglomerate Fosun, disappeared for a day and a half earlier this m(...)

The cofounder of Microsoft, Bill Gates,  and his wife Melinda established the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, turning it into the wealthiest charitable foundation in history. Photograph: Steve Sands/FilmMagic

Mark Zuckerberg is the latest in a long line of business executives who have decided to give away much of their fortune. At just 31, however, he is a(...)

President Vladimir Putin of Russia, second from left, speaks to  US secretary of state John Kerry, right, at the UN climate change conference in Paris. Photograph: New York Times

US president Barack Obama has told crucial climate change talks in Paris the negotiations represent an act of defiance after the attacks in t(...)

Intrade fell foul of US regulators following the last race to the White House

Intrade, the once high-profile Irish online betting business that fell foul of US regulators following the last White House race, looks set to be woun(...)