John O’Dwyer, chief executive of VHI. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There was no mistaking John O’Dwyer’s anxiety, during an interview in the Dublin offices of the VHI, to get across his view that the massive State-own(...)

The legendary Warren Buffett once described some shadow banking activities as “financial weapons of mass destruction”. By that he meant they pose a hu(...)

Profiting from the market panics Market panics are unnerving, but they’re also times of great opportunity. On Monday last week, Apple – which had trad(...)

Aer Lingus surprised observers to close up 7.7 per cent at €2.67

European shares suffered their worst monthly performance in four years yesterday, as concerns over a Chinese economic slowdown and a possible US inter(...)

Vitaly Korchevsky is escorted in handcuffs from his home by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

US prosecutors have charged nine people over their alleged roles in a hacking scheme to obtain corporate press releases before they were made public, (...)

The announcement late on Monday that Google was going to restructure under a new umbrella company called Alphabet was the biggest shock in the technol(...)

Kraft’s net revenue fell to $4.52 billion from $4.75 billion, while Heinz’s revenue fell to $2.62 billion from $2.73 billion

Kraft Heinz, the packaged food company formed by the merger of ketchup maker Heinz and Kraft Foods said sales fell 4.9 per cent at Kraft and 4.1 per c(...)

How will markets go? Forecaster Robert Prechter warned that the Dow Jones would fall below 1,000 in 2010 – it has spent most of 2015 around the 18,000 level. Photograph: Jin Lee/Bloomberg

Market forecasting is a tricky business, with countless studies indicating we should be sceptical towards those who purport to know what the future ho(...)

 Warren Buffett, chief executive and chairman of  Berkshire Hathaway: company announced it will buy aircraft parts company Precision Castparts for $37.2 billion. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Warren Buffett struck the largest deal of his life as Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy engineering group Precision Castparts for $37.2 billion (€33.7b(...)

In May, Berkshire celebrated 50 years under the control of  Warren  Buffett, who turned an ailing textile company into the largest conglomerate in the US, with a market capitalisation today of $354 billion. Photograph: Bloomberg

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is closing in on its biggest acquisition as it negotiates a deal worth about $30 billion to buy Precision Castpart(...)