Gerry Charlton: made his name in the early 1960s in one of the most sensational trials in Irish legal history, that of Dr Paul Singer and his colleagues Desmond and Diana Shanahan of the Shanahan Stamp Auctioneering firm.

Gerard (Gerry) Charlton, who has died aged 81, was one of the most respected litigation solicitors in Ireland for more than 50 years. He made his n(...)

An Enoc petrol station in Dubai: the company says it plans to delist Dragon Oil. Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA

Emirates National Oil Co (Enoc) has increased its offer to buy Irish-listed explorer Dragon Oil to 800 pence a share, valuing the business at £4 billi(...)

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced plans to replace country’s restructured debt with bond issue.  Photograph: Reuters

Argentina today accused the US judge who called the country’s new debt restructuring plan illegal of making “imperialist” comments against the South A(...)

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner: accused printing group RR Donnelley  of collaborating with bondholders. Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

Argentina’s government is seeking to prosecute a US company under anti-terrorist legislation for shutting down its local operation in the latest twist(...)

Argentina’s default

When Argentina defaulted on its debt last month, it was the eighth time in its history – averaging every 25 years since independence. Its latest diffi(...)

Paul Singer: To his enemies he is one of capitalism’s vultures who swoops down to feed off the weak.

One of the titans of Wall Street, Paul Singer is in many ways the embodiment of modern global capitalism.From his offices in New York he has just for(...)

People listen as Axel Kicillof, economy minister for Argentina, not pictured, speaks about the country’s missed bond payment.   Photograph: Diego Levy/Bloomberg

For most Argentines the really shocking news this week was the sudden death of Julio Grondona, the 82-year-old boss of the Argentine FA, who died on t(...)

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Just 12 years after declaring history’s largest debt default, serial offender Argentina finds itself at risk of a repeat with potentially disastrous r(...)

Carmine Boccuzzi (centre), a lawyer representing Argentina from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Argentina has threatened to default on its debt when the government called it “impossible” to pay bond service due on June 30th, citing a US court de(...)

Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, used the term “extortion” to describe a ruling by the US Supreme Court. Photograph: David Fernandez/EPA

Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner yesterday set senior officials the task of averting a debt crisis a day after she ruled out co(...)