Davos: This year, the World Economic Forum was once again haunted by the question of wealth inequality.  REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

As the sun went down on another World Economic Forum, and the last helicopter left the skies over Davos, debate had already begun about the purpose o(...)

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(...)

Wealth Secrets Of The 1% – How The Super Rich Made Their Way To The Top by Sam Wilkin is priced €18.99

‘The rich are different from you and me,’ F Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote in the 1920s. There has certainly been a fascination with the wealthy over(...)

A €70 million loan from Prem Watsa’s Fairfax will help troubled insurer FBD meet tough new solvency standards that the EU intends to impose on underw(...)

Warren Buffet’s $30 billion-plus purchase of Precision Castparts is the biggest M&A deal announced so far this year

Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have climbed close to a record high this year, accelerated by a trio of multibillion-dollar deals in the US,(...)

Bailouts are something of a national obsession in this country, so there will be some relief in Government circles this week that VHI has managed to r(...)

Warren Buffett: expensive lunch guest. Photograph:   Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

A Chinese company that develops online games bid more than €2 million for what must be the most expensive Buffet lunch in history. Zhu Ye, head of Be(...)

Sandara Kelso-Robb, strategic adviser of Giving Northern Ireland, and Dr Gareth McGrath, director of Politics Plus, greet Prof Angela Eikenberry, Fulbright scholar at the University of Birmingham, who gave a special lecture on the meaning and impact of philanthropy at Parliament Buildings as part of Philanthropy Fortnight. Photograph: Paul Moane / Aurora

New research suggests that people who work for companies that give them the opportunity to put their “professional and leadership” skills to good use (...)

Don Keough was a wonderful humanitarian, full of laughter and life, had an extraordinarily successful business career with Coca-Cola and then as chairman of boutique investment bank Allen & Company.
A tribute to Don Keough

The passing of Don Keough last week was a deeply sad event for me personally and also sad for Ireland, the country of his forebears to which he gave g(...)

US president Barack Obama thinks Americans should start to pay death duties. Republicans in control of Congress are apoplectic. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Barack Obama will publish his latest budget proposals this week and will follow up his combative state of the union address with more proposals design(...)