Alibaba  founder  Jack Ma attends the company’s IPO at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Stock markets around the world were little changed yesterday, paring early advances, though equities remained on track for a week of strong gains and (...)

 Larry Ellison walks off stage after delivering his keynote address at the 2008 Oracle OpenWorld conference. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Larry Ellison, co-founder and leader of Oracle for 37 years, stepped aside as chief executive officer late yesterday, to be replaced by co-chief execu(...)

Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives a thumbs-up as he arrives to speak to investors at an initial public offering roadshow in Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Jack Ma isn’t the only billionaire winner of Alibaba’s initial public offering. The record-setting stock sale also gave a jolt to the fortunes of the (...)

Larry Ellison, who co-founded the database company that became Oracle in 1977, will become executive chairman and chief technology officer.

Oracle’s long-standing chief executive Larry Ellison stepped down on Thursday, to be replaced by co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, as the business so(...)

Brian O’Driscoll and his wife Amy Huberman (left) in the Royal Box during men’s semi-finals day on Centre Court  at Wimbledon, with Prince Andrew pictured front right. Photograph:    Anthony Devlin/Pool/PA

Brian O’Driscoll is a guest in the Royal Box at Wimbledon today. The former Leinster, Ireland and Lions captain, accompanied by his wife Amy Huberman (...)

Larry Ellison-led Oracle’s spree of acquisitions slowed since its purchase of Sun Microsystems in 2009. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Oracle said it would buy Micros Systems in a $5.3 billion (€3.9 billion) deal as the world’s second largest business software maker looks to boost fla(...)

Steve Ballmer (58) outbid two groups, one led by media mogul David Geffen that offered $1.6 billion and included TV talk show maven Oprah Winfrey and Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison. Photograph:  Michael Kappler/EPA

Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has purchased the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers franchise for $2 billion, a record for a professional bask(...)

A sign outside the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase  in New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Propelled by a soaring stock market, the median pay package for a CEO in the US rose above eight figures for the first time last year. The head of a t(...)

Image of the week: And so it begins The dates you need if you want to either book time off to watch a few pitch meltdowns or bury your head under(...)

Larry Ellison, chief executive officer of Oracle, bought the Hawaiian island. Photograph: Bloomberg

On a recent visit to California I was given a curious document by family friends. They’d found it while cleaning out some files, and thought it might (...)