VHI extended its reinsurance arrangement with Berkshire Hathaway by four years in 2014

Ciarán Hancock State-owned VHI has raised €90 million in subordinated debt from Warren Buffett’s conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway to boost its reserve(...)

People sit outside the Greek parliament in Athens.  Standard & Poor’s rating raised Greece’s credit rating by two notches to CCC+ after the indebted country reached a preliminary deal with its creditos for a third bailout deal. Photograph: AFP  Photo

Standard & Poor’s yesterday upgraded Greece’s sovereign credit rating by two notches and revised its outlook to stable from negative. The embattle(...)

British Open winner Zach Johnson sports Netjets branding on his collar. (Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

The three-man British Open playoff was a win-win-win for NetJets. Zach Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman, the three men(...)

One wonders whether an axe will be taken to the 57 varieties. But whatever transpires, it’s been a tasty deal for Warren Buffett

Kraft Heinz, the new company formed by the merging of two food staples, began trading yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange. Heinz, purveyors of 5(...)

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(...)