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The world’s biggest pension fund recently surprised markets by suspending lending on its huge portfolio of foreign stocks. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

It appears the head of Japan’s $1.6 trillion (€1.4 trillion) Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) isn’t too keen on short sellers. The world’s bi(...)

Allergan: together with Abbvie, it  employs more than 2,300 people in Ireland.

Abbvie’s $63 billion approach for Allergan is just the latest episode in what can be a generally bewildering cycle of making and remaking of businesse(...)

Contact lens manufacturer Bausch & Lomb has announced an expansion of its production facilities in Waterford

Contact lens manufacturer Bausch & Lomb has announced an expansion of its production facilities in Waterford in a move that is likely to lead to a(...)

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said short sellers were a source of “extreme torture”. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk doesn’t like his critics. He has taken on analysts asking “boring, bonehead questions”, Reuters journalists (“relentle(...)

Shares fell to their lowest level in nearly two years last week in China, and are now down 19 per cent since January. Photograph: Jerome Favre

Escalating trade tensions between the United States and China have resulted in a torrid few weeks for some emerging markets. In China, shares fell t(...)

 Joseph  Papa, chief executive  of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the  opening of the  Bausch & Lomb extension  in Waterford. Photograph: John Power

Contact lens giant Bausch & Lomb has opened an €85 million extension at its Waterford manufacturing base creating an extra 125 jobs. Three years (...)

Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon’s soaring stock price means he has surpassed Warren Buffett as the world’s second-richest man. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images)

It’s one milestone after another for Amazon shareholders these days. Its soaring stock price means chief executive Jeff Bezos last week surpassed War(...)

Ackman’s mistake is the same one Sean Quinn made with Anglo-Irish Bank shares – his position was just too big. Photograph: Alan Betson

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman last week finally gave up on controversial pharmaceutical firm Valeant, selling his stake and booking a loss thought to(...)

Bausch & Lomb: workers at the Waterford plant took a 7 per cent  cut and 200 job reductions to ensure the survival of the plant. Photograph:   Mary Browne

Management and the Siptu trade union at contact lens group Bausch + Lomb have agreed to talks at the Workplace Relations Commission on Wednesday. The(...)

Management at the Bausch + Lomb contact lens and eyecare group plant has said it will implement measures that will involve job losses if agreement on pay and conditions is not reached by the end of next week

The future of 1,250 jobs in the southeast hangs in the balance as unions and management at Bausch + Lomb face off against each other. Siptu is thre(...)

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