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Last month Wirecard filed for insolvency after disclosing that the outsourced operations had been misrepresented to shareholders and that €1.9bn in cash linked to the operations probably did ‘not exist’. File photograph: Christof Stache/AFP via Getty Images

McKinsey warned Wirecard more than a year before the payment group’s collapse that it should take “immediate action” to deal with an absence of contro(...)

Alex Lazarow author of Out-Innovate

Silicon Valley’s traditional hold on the global innovation agenda is increasingly being challenged by so-called frontier innovation, where entrepreneu(...)

“They call Generation Z the “truth generation”.’

The Great Place to Work Institute carried out a study into hiring practices in more than 900 organisations in 13 European countries. The results revea(...)

Carlyle has agreed not to compete with Melior. File photograph: Getty

US investment giant Carlyle Group’s Irish team plan to leave the company at the end of the year to set up a new investment and buyout fund targeting m(...)

Smurfit Kappa chief executive Tony Smurfit. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

From promising acquisitions to significant asset sales and business exits, the winners for July, August and September of this year’s Irish Times Busin(...)

State forestry company chief executive Fergal Leamy has been chosen as The Irish Times Business Person of the Month for September, an award run in ass(...)

Former Apple chief Steve Jobs, one of the boomerang employees who left their employers and then returned at a later date, leading their respective organisations to great success.

What have Michael Dell, Steve Jobs and Howard Shultz got in common? Among other things they are all boomerang hires. The left their employers and then(...)

South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, celebrates with his supporters after he survived a no-confidence motion in parliament in August. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

At one end of the main street in Vrede, a dust-blown farming town in South Africa’s Free State province, stands a stone Dutch Reformed Church. At the (...)

South African president Jacob Zuma: ANC is due to vote on his successor. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo/Reuters

The FBI has opened an investigation into US links to South Africa’s Gupta family, escalating a political scandal over the three brothers’ alleged use (...)

People walk past a sign board of Huawei at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Asia 2016 in Shanghai, China. Photograph: REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

Drones, virtual reality and car tech drew the biggest audiences at the second Asian outing for the Consumer Electronics Show in Shanghai’s futuristic (...)

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