Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  in the Congress Hall during the 49th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph:  EPA/Gian Ehrenzeller

As US president Donald Trump and senior White House officials stayed away from the World Economic Forum (WEF) this week due to a partial government sh(...)

Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

If there’s any solace for downcast investors right now, it’s that even famed investor Warren Buffett is having a bad start to 2019. Sharp drops in App(...)

Texas, the state synonymous with oil and gas, has become the leading supplier of wind energy in the United States.

Ignore the vapid efforts by the US administration to resurrect antiquated energy industries like coal. Economies of scale have provided wind and solar(...)

A cocktail of superior profitability, a conservative financial structure and creditworthiness is typically rewarded by investors, with family firms tending to trade at a premium to rival companies.Photograph: Getty Images

All over the world, the results are the same – family businesses make for better stock market investments. That’s according to a detailed Credit Suiss(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold in the Roadstone Cement Quarry in Dublin. The company’s share price has been battered in recent months. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A day after Ireland’s largest plc published its latest quarterly update, Mary Rhinehart, who only joined the board last month, stumped up $27,340 for (...)

Stock markets have always been volatile, but the suddenness of the recent correction   took many by surprise. Photograph: Getty Images

The recent stock market volatility has unsettled investors. Should they be worried by the recent spike in volatility? Is it better to ignore the marke(...)

The Iseq overall index underperformed European peers on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European shares eased on Monday as last week’s rebound ran out of steam on investor nervousness over fast-rising US interest rates and Washington’s tr(...)

Siobhan Talbot has been a member of the Glanbia board since 2009. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Glanbia’s managing director Siobhan Talbot (54) is to join the board of Irish construction giant CRH in December. Ms Talbot is group managing direct(...)

The New York Stock Exchange  in New York on Friday. The S&P 500 and  Dow Jones Industrial Average were largely flat on the day. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Global stocks ended August much as they began the month – under the dark cloud of a potentially worsening trade war. Poor sentiment over trade hit s(...)

The investment in One97 Communications marks Warren Buffett’s first big investment in the south Asian country

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway plans to invest at least $300 million in the parent company of India’s largest mobile payments group, Paytm, accor(...)

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