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(...)

Momentum bodes well for stocks After a rip-roaring rally, is it time for a market pullback? It has not been a run-of-the- mill bounce: stocks are very(...)

 Declan Ganley: he and fellow director Ken Fields were paid €265,306 in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Irish subsidiary of Declan Ganley’s communications technology firm recorded a profit of over €200,000 last year, according to accounts just filed (...)

Khaled Hosseini, UNHCR goodwill ambassador.

Like millions around the world, I have been moved by the recent public outcry and spontaneous acts of solidarity towards refugees in Europe. As an am(...)

A banner of Alexis Tsipras hangs over Syriza’s pre-election kiosk in Athens. The banner reads: ‘We are winning tomorrow’. Photograph: Reuters

Speculation on the outcome of the September 20th election focuses on whether Alexis Tsipras will be able to form a coalition government. Polls show N(...)

Short sellers bet that markets will fall, rather than rise. Photograph: Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images

If you feel, like some commentators do, that “irrational exuberance” is back in the markets, you may fear a fall in equity prices. Or you maybe you fe(...)

George Soros  speaks with Bloomberg Television anchor Francine Lacqua, right, during an interview recorded at his home in London. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The EU has got its priorities wrong, billionaire investor George Soros said, as he called on Europe to provide financial assistance to Ukraine. It was(...)

Alibaba Group executive chairman Jack Ma:  In the Bloomberg Billionaires list, which updates daily, he is the richest person  in China (and 15th richest in the world), with a net worth of $34.7 billion (€31.36 billion). Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters

Establishing who is the richest person in China is a challenging task, given the dizzying share market movements and the pace with which the country’s(...)

Miners dig for diamons in Zimbabwe. As a compact, stable, and transferable store of value, diamonds offer enormous advantages to smugglers, money launderers, and tax evaders. 2:03

In the spring of 2005, Erez Daleyot, a Belgian-Israeli diamond tycoon with some dubious connections, paid a visit to his Swiss bankers at HSBC Private(...)

Activists protest near the Manhattan apartment of billionaire and Republican financier David Koch last June in New York City. The demonstrators were protesting against the campaign contributions by the billionaire Koch brothers. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

With just 646 days to go, the 2016 US presidential race is already starting up and the ring is packed with various Republicans vying to prove who is t(...)