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Prospective investors walk around the Royal Scenic Peninsula, an Evergrande luxury development in Guangzhou, China, in March, 2009. Experts are warning of an imminent failure for the property giant. Photograph: Alex Hofford/The New York Times

Global markets have watched anxiously as a huge and deeply indebted Chinese property company flirts with default, fearing that any collapse could ripp(...)

European bank shares had their worst two-day fall on record and world stocks, as measured by MSCI were on track for worst two-day fall since the aftermath of the Lehman Bros collapse in late 2008. Photograph: EPA

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union sent new shockwaves through financial markets yesterday, with the pound falling to a 31-year-low despi(...)

“A lethargic, insubstantial image of Jeb Bush that is at odds with the perky red ‘Jeb!’ campaign logo”. Photograph: Reuters/Jay Westcott

Pity Poppy. When I went down to Houston a few years ago to eat pizza with the former president, he was his usual gracious self, speaking fondly about (...)

Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway:  his critique of benchmark-huggers remains relevant today. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

The arrival of Berkshire Hathaway’s annual letter, the latest of which landed over the weekend, is eagerly anticipated by mutual fund managers for War(...)

Wall Street overwhelmingly backed Mitt Romney in 2012, and invested heavily in Republicans once again this year. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

On Wall Street, 2010 was the year of “Obama rage” in which financial tycoons went ballistic over the president’s suggestion that some bankers helped c(...)

Fighting Corporate Abuse – Beyond Predatory Capitalism by The Corporate Reform Collective. Pluto Press. ISBN: 9780745335162. 210pp. €23

The title of this book gives a clue to the stridency of the approach to the subject of poor corporate governance. The authors are mainly academic figu(...)

The loophole that allowed Irish banks not to disclose their property losses during the crash has finally been closed.Under new international accountin(...)

As one of the BBC’s senior economic correspondents, Hugh Pym covered the banking crisis from its revelation in 2007 to the present day. As late as Jul(...)

Innovation needs “open brainstorming” says Prof Rosabeth Moss Kanter. “You shouldn’t look for magic bullet solutions to problems. You should look instead for small wins, which should be applauded and then you encourage people to try something bigger.”

Ireland needs to reduce its dependency on foreign direct investment and encourage more home-grown entrepreneurs and innovators. It should also look to(...)

Tánaiste Eamon  Gilmore: ‘The theory was that the State would be so strong that the banks would survive. Instead the reverse happened – the banks were so bloody bust that they almost brought the State down.’

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has reacted angrily to comments by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin that the bank guarantee was “the least worst option” and(...)

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