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NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly. On Tuesday the agency sold €6 billion of seven-year bonds with an annualised yield of just 0.24 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

In 2010, Ireland Inc was a wounded animal, the financial system was imploding and Irish bonds were the plaything of bond market vigilantes and hedge f(...)

The cast of Kim’s Convenience. Photograph: Netflix

Kim’s Convenience – Season 4 (April 1st) For those in need of a Schitt’s Creek replacement, Kim’s Convenience offers the same genial humour and light(...)

Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric.

Jack Welch, the champion of corporate efficiency who built General Electric (GE) into one of the world’s largest companies and influenced generations (...)

Clayton Christensen at Harvard Business School. Photograph: Jodi Hilton/The New York Times

Clayton Christensen, the management thinker who conceived and developed the idea of “disruptive innovation” and influenced generations of business stu(...)

Lehman Brothers specialist Elizabeth Rose  on the trading floor of  NYSE, September 15th, 2008. Photograph: AP/David Karp

Short sellers like to bet against “bad” companies, hoping to profit when overvalued stocks finally get their comeuppance. However, while buying cheap (...)

A view of  Enron  headquarters  in Houston, Texas,  US, on January 22nd, 2002.  File photograph: AP Photo/Pat Sullivan

Enron, WorldCom, Siemens, Volkswagen, BP and Wells Fargo. Every now and then a corporate scandal tops the global news headlines. CEOs and business mag(...)

The world’s biggest pension fund recently surprised markets by suspending lending on its huge portfolio of foreign stocks. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

It appears the head of Japan’s $1.6 trillion (€1.4 trillion) Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) isn’t too keen on short sellers. The world’s bi(...)

Football Association of Ireland’s John Delaney: FAI board lacks overall independence and many members appear to be too close to the association by dint of time served. Photograph: Tom Honan

The recent travails of John Delaney, the chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland, have thrown the focus back on to a nebulous but utter(...)

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said short sellers were a source of “extreme torture”. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk doesn’t like his critics. He has taken on analysts asking “boring, bonehead questions”, Reuters journalists (“relentle(...)

Volkswagen investors stepped up their criticism of the carmaker’s efforts to clean itself up in the wake of the emissions scandal and the recent arrest of the head of its Audi unit

Last week, Volkswagen investors stepped up their criticism of the carmaker’s efforts to clean itself up in the wake of the emissions scandal and the r(...)

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