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San Francisco: the latest generation of start-up founders and entrepreneurs will vie for a place, on Tuesday in Dublin, at the 2018 Start Up World Cup in San Francisco

MONDAY Indicators: Irish trade statistics (Aug) and construction PMI (Oct); US consumer inflation expectations (Oct). Meetings: European Aviation (...)

Travis Kalanick stepped down  as chief executive of Uber after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay on at the company. Photograph:  Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Travis Kalanick has stepped down as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing service that he helped found in 2009 and built into a transportation col(...)

Berkshire Hathaway shareholders watch the company’s annual meeting, at which Buffett and Munger rued several of the tech investments they never made. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

It was with his traditional glib mannerism that Charlie Munger – Berkshire Hathaway vice-chairman and Warren Buffett’s right-hand man – hurled a caval(...)

Fidelity Investments, which bought 2.79 billion shares, or a 9.3 per cent stake, in Bank of Ireland almost six years ago has since cut its holding to 1.59 billion shares, or a 4.9 per cent stake. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

Fidelity Investments, which was among the group of North American investors that took part in a €1.1 billion rescue investment in Bank of Ireland in 2(...)

The recent failure of Kraft Heinz’s bid for Unilever demonstrated the quandaries that large corporations could face as national barriers rise

Paul Polman thought it was just going to be an informal catch-up. But it quickly became clear that Alexandre Behring, chairman of Kraft Heinz, had som(...)

Providence chairman James McCarthy   and chief executive Tony O’Reilly at the oil exploration group’s egm in July. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Shareholders at Providence Resources are pushing for an overhaul of the board in the wake of the company’s latest capital raise. The oil and gas expl(...)

An influential investor advisory firm has called on shareholders in Providence Resources to reject the re-election of a long-standing director at its (...)

Berkshire Hathaway chief executive Warren Buffett  walks with Kevin T. Clayton, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary Clayton Home. Warren Buffett said he had “no apologies whatsoever” for the lending practices of the company’s Clayton Homes mobile home unit, which had been accused in a published report of predatory lending.

Warren E. Buffett took aim Saturday at the “negative drumbeat” of this year’s US presidential campaign, saying that the view that children today would(...)

Monitors show market movements at the Taiwan Stock Exchange in Taipei. Taiwan’s weighted index fell 274.05 points or 2.96 per cent to 8,976.11 as a rout in China spread into regional markets. Photograph: AFP

Chinese stocks dived on Wednesday, as the country’s securities regulator warned investors were in the grip of “panic sentiment” and the market showed (...)

People see shades of 2000 and the dotcom crash in the eye-popping valuations assigned to some tech companies

It is a wild time in Silicon Valley. Two-year-old companies are valued in the billions, ramshackle homes are worth millions and hubris has reached the(...)

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