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AXA chief executive Thomas Buberl   is one of seven founding members of the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative that was created by US billionaire   Michael Bloomberg as a result of the 2016 Paris Agreement on climate change. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The headquarters of the insurance giant AXA, one block from the Élysée Palace, reflect the company’s character. The Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill’s(...)

Michael D’Arcy, Minister of State at the Department of Finance: ‘I don’t mind ruffling feathers.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

Insurance reform was one of the hot topics of last year as Michael D’Arcy, Minister of State at the Department of Finance, was charged with finding so(...)

 Global markets are reacting positively to perceived improvements in world economic outlooks, particularly an easing of tension on US/China trade. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

European shares hit four-year highs on Tuesday, edging closer to record levels, driven by a rally in energy and commodity-linked stocks as US-China tr(...)

The logo of luxury  retailer Tiffany & Co is seen on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

LVMH has offered $14.5 billion for jeweler Tiffany and Co in a bid that could result in chairman Bernard Arnault’s biggest ever takeover and expand th(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The global financial crash of 2008 saw many economies go into meltdown, including in Ireland. According to Bank of England governor Mark Carney the fi(...)

Axa XL, the principal insurer for indoor climbing centres, decided not to renew its Irish business from August 1st.

Indoor climbing centres could soon cease to exist in Ireland due to insurance companies refusing to cover the sport, business owners have claimed. Th(...)

It’s hard not to feel sympathy for the 12,400 or so investors in  Irish Forestry Funds who have received substantially less than they had expected. Photograph: iStock

When Lar Sheeran decided to invest in Irish forestry some 20 years ago, he had the long-term in sight. With projected returns of almost 15 per cent a(...)

The sale of the 10,000-acre portfolio by Irish Forestry Funds last May has raised the ire of some of the investors in the forestry funds. Photograph: iStock

A group of angered investors in Irish Forestry Funds are coming together to challenge the decision of the directors of the funds to sell their shareho(...)

Irish Forestry Funds has just sold its portfolio of 18 funds to Axa Investment Managers, without consulting its 12,400 shareholders. Photograph: Trevor McHugh

It turns out that money doesn’t grow on trees after all. Forestry investment funds were all the rage in the late 1990s and early noughties, as thousa(...)

Kennedy Wilson recently finished a commercial and residential complex on the south bank of the Liffey, Capital Dock, which it owns in a 50/50 partnership with insurer Axa. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The US owner of the Shelbourne Hotel and builder of Dublin’s Capital Dock says the Republic is set to become its biggest European market by income. K(...)

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