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Patrick Collison, CEO and co-founder, left, and his brother  John Collison, president and co-founder of Stripe Inc. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty

John Collison – the world’s second-youngest self-made billionaire, according to Forbes, behind makeup-peddler Kylie Jenner of the Kardashian-Jenner pa(...)

Stripe co-founders John and Patrick Collison are estimated to be worth about $2.1 billion  each, according to Forbes

Stripe, the online payments company founded by Limerick-born brothers Patrick and John Collison, is now valued at €35 billion (€31.6 billion) after it(...)

The centre is a major hub of Uber’s support organisation across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Photograph: Ginnette Riquelme/File Photo/Reuters

Pretax profits at the Irish arm of ride-hailing firm Uber last year increased by 41 per cent to €860,487. Accounts filed by its Irish operation, the (...)

John Moran: ‘If you look at everything I’m involved in, there’s always a challenge at the heart of it.’ Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

John Moran, the former mandarin who was at the heart of some testy exchanges with EU paymasters during Ireland’s bailout years, may be an unlikely ste(...)

Hiroto Saikawa, outgoing president and CEO of Nissan Motor Co. Photograph: EPA/Kimimasa Mayama
Who can fix Nissan?

For almost a year, Hiroto Saikawa defied gravity. Against expectations, Nissan’s chief executive survived the ousting of Carlos Ghosn, a damning corpo(...)

Norges Bank, the central bank that manages the oil fund, recommended that the investor be allowed to hold up to 1 per cent of its equity portfolio in unlisted companies. rPhotograph: iStock

Norway’s $1 trillion (€902 billion) oil fund should be able to invest in large unlisted companies, according to the investor’s manager, as it seeks gr(...)

The 28 members of the Libra Association made a non-binding pledge to invest at least $10 million (€9 million) in the project. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Intensifying regulatory scrutiny of Facebook’s Libra digital currency has spooked some of the project’s early backers, with at least three privately d(...)

Major car makers are chasing a purported €300-billion pot of autonomous gold, the predicted level of cash to be made from autonomous car services by 2030.

I’m not a Luddite. I would not have been among the angry mob throwing their wooden shoes (known as sabos, hence saboteurs) into the workings of weavi(...)

When it comes to financing disruptive technology, lower interest rates are deflationary rather than inflationary.

This week, the column will focus on global economic policy and why central banks – still the most powerful economic institutions in the world – don’t (...)

WeWork continues to advance its plans to float in 2019, despite shaky IPOs from Uber and Lyft

Undeterred by shaky stock market debuts in recent months of fellow much-hyped gig economy investments – lift-hailing companies Uber and Lyft – WeWork (...)

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