The bureaucratic class, Prof Hamel says, comprises 18.4% of the US workforce and  claimed $3.2tn in compensation in 2018. Photograph: Andrey Popov/iStock

The legendary management thinker Peter Drucker predicted back in the late 1980s that within 20 years, we would have half the number of levels of burea(...)

Cairn Homes, which received the green light to build 611 apartments on Dublin 4 land previously owned by broadcaster RTÉ, rose 2.5 per cent.

European stocks edged higher, although the London market underperformed as sterling rallied, while on Wall Street, the early gains subsided as tech st(...)

Traders in the stock exchange in Frankfurt. Zalando and Carrefour led the region’s retailers higher after the German online company raised its profitability forecast and the French grocer reported sales that beat projections. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks erased declines and posted their first back-to-back gains in two weeks amid better-than-estimated earnings. British equities also r(...)

The most frantic trading activity is expected before official results emerge. Photograph: EPA

Enda Homan is going to pull an all-nighter -- and he can hardly wait. The senior foreign-exchange trader at AIB in Dublin will be glued to his screen(...)

Stock indices worldwide tumbled on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of the Atlantic(...)

Bear market looms as a fresh slide in crude and the perceived creditworthiness of European banks adds to doubts about the strength of the global  economy.  Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

Global stocks are on the precipice of a bear market as a fresh slide in crude and the perceived creditworthiness of European banks added to doubts ab(...)

A cyclists rides his bicycle past a Danske Bank  branch in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo: Bloomberg

Danske Bank is losing Danish customers to its biggest Swedish rivals, which already are beating Denmark’s largest lender on equity returns and credit (...)