A 27 per cent surge in Inditex’s stock price this year has inflated 79-year-old founder Amancio Ortega’s fortune to $71 billion. That makes him richer than Warren Buffett and second to Bill Gates

Inditex, the world’s largest clothing retailer, said first-quarter profit rose 28 per cent, the fastest pace in more than two years, as the Zara owner(...)

Former Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green: due to collect a £10 million-plus bonus when her gardening leave comes to an end next month. Photograph: RLM Finsbury/PA Wire

Harriet Green, the former chief executive of Thomas Cook, has clearly been enjoying her gardening leave from the travel firm, which she quit abrupt(...)

Safety in numbers? Investors aren’t helped by an alarmist media and a short-termist analyst culture. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Fear sells. Headlines such as “Why a stock market crash may once again be inevitable”, “Countdown to the stock market crash of 2016”, and “Europe’s to(...)

American Express has slid the most in the Dow Jones Industrial Average since December 31st after setbacks including the end of the company’s partnership with warehouse-club chain Costco and a ruling by a federal judge that its policies prohibiting merchants from steering customers to cheaper cards violated antitrust laws.

American Express’s short-term stock results have been “disappointing,” as the company faces a variety of issues including the loss of its biggest reta(...)

David McWilliams: among a coterie of economic and market soothsayers who are scheduled to talk next Saturday, May 16th, at an “Investment Summit” at the Stillorgan Park hotel

Now that our merchant classes are on the up again and there’s a bit more cash floating about, it appears that playing the markets is back in vogue.Dav(...)

  Warren Buffett attends his company Berkshire Hathaway’s   annual shareholders’ meeting  in Omaha, Nebraska. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking/Files

Shareholders in Berkshire Hathaway are expressing unease at the company’s deepening relationship with private equity group 3G Capital, ahead of an exp(...)

PartnerRe interim chief executive David Zwiener.

PartnerRe has rejected an unsolicited $6.4 billion takeover offer from Italy’s Exor, opting to stick with merger partner Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. En(...)

Coca-Cola shares slid 3.4 per cent this year, a steeper drop than rival Pepsi’s 0.1 per cent dip. The Standard and Poor’s 500 Index gained 2.7 percent in that period.

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, Coca-Cola top shareholder, appeared at the company’s annual meeting to offer a shot of happiness in a tough perio(...)

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, who have been married for 21 years. Photograph: Elaine Thompson/AP Photo

To be a billionaire, the first thing you need is a personality disorder.That is what I had always assumed, based on my own experience of having interv(...)

Warren Buffett has done 50 years at Berkshire Hathaway, proving it is possible to be with the same outfit forever without becoming a gormless, unimaginative loser.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Last week I celebrated my pearl anniversary at the Financial Times. For the past 30 years I have been pitching up to work at the same place, week in, (...)