John Rusnak in one of his ZIPS Dry Cleaners franchises in Baltimore: I’d love to build a thousand of these stores and make a million dollars. photograph: baltimore sun 2:52

John Rusnak was something of a star when he was in prison, he says. Fellow inmates sought out the man once dubbed “Johnny Ruz” by market traders over (...)

Munster and Ireland outhalf Ronan O’Gara’s name  cropped up in the  High Court case. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Inpho

One of the names that cropped up in the legal documents opened in the O’Flynn Group v Carbon Finance High Court case was that of former Munster and Ir(...)

 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(...)

Barings Bank: an examination of how Nick Leeson conducted his trades and how he was not challenged might prove useful to the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Photograph: Reuters

To be of value, Ireland’s banking inquiry will need to determine and act upon the weaknesses in its corporate governance system that allowed the under(...)

The speakers’ line-up for this year’s Irish Property and Facility Management Association (IPFMA) conference promises plenty of strong medicine, with a(...)

A department office of Everbright Securities in Beijing. The China Securities Regulatory Commission banned Everbright from proprietary trading for three months following the error on August 16th.  photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Things are not so bright for China’s Everbright Securities, which had a very bad day at the office earlier this month, when the brokerage mistakenly p(...)

Financial adviser and mortgage broker Michael Dowling plans to become a debt adviser under the new insolvency legislation. Photograph: Alan Betson

Debt is big business. And it is leading to a mini-boom in the number of companies and professionals offering to help navigate debtors through a(...)

Nick Leeson will join GDP Partnership to help borrowers who are seeking to re-negotiate bank debts. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Nick Leeson, the rogue trader whose wrong-way bets on Japanese stocks ruined Barings Plc, Britain’s oldest investment bank, is joining GDP Part(...)