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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 (...)

Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince,  Mohammed bin Salman with crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince has privately outlined plans to reshape the economy to withstand low oil prices, sources said, in what could be th(...)

China’s  state health system is under strain.  Photograph: Reuters

China will allow foreign investors to wholly own hospitals in seven cities and provinces, the ministry of commerce announced last week, further openin(...)

State Street, which bought Bank of Ireland Asset Management for €57 million in 2011, is beefing up the unit, now called SSgA Ireland. Three new hires (...)