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Bernie Madoff was jailed in 2009 after his firm was found to have engaged in a $65 billion  Ponzi-type investment scam that evaded detection for decades.

Bernard Madoff, who defrauded investors of more than $19 billion in history’s biggest Ponzi scheme, has asked for early release from his 150-year pris(...)

A view of  Enron  headquarters  in Houston, Texas,  US, on January 22nd, 2002.  File photograph: AP Photo/Pat Sullivan

Enron, WorldCom, Siemens, Volkswagen, BP and Wells Fargo. Every now and then a corporate scandal tops the global news headlines. CEOs and business mag(...)

 David McCourt:  awarded the 2018 Science Foundation Ireland annual medal for his contribution to technology and innovation

Irish-American entrepreneur and businessman David McCourt is the founder, chairman and chief executive of Granahan McCourt, a private investment firm (...)

David McCourt pictured at a Science Foundation Ireland Event at the US Institute for Peace in March  2018.

US businessman David McCourt is the founder and chairman of Granahan McCourt, a private investment firm specialising in telecoms and media. Followin(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten announcing details of the National Broadband Plan at Government Buildings last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government’s broadband plans were mired in enough controversy before Denis O’Brien’s Actavo, formerly Siteserv, emerged this week as part of the f(...)

Volkswagen investors stepped up their criticism of the carmaker’s efforts to clean itself up in the wake of the emissions scandal and the recent arrest of the head of its Audi unit

Last week, Volkswagen investors stepped up their criticism of the carmaker’s efforts to clean itself up in the wake of the emissions scandal and the r(...)

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(...)

About one in five US companies are likely to be “distorting” earnings at any one time, according to a survey of almost 400 CFOs published in the Financial Analysts’ Journal last year. Illustration: Getty Images

Earnings move markets. Last month, the Nasdaq enjoyed its biggest one-day gain in a year following blowout earnings from technology giants Amazon, Goo(...)

The Obama administration has  blocked several big telecoms deals in a bid to protect competition. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US companies have abandoned $370 billion of large deals since President Barack Obama came into power in 2009, after regulators in his administration b(...)

J&J seeks in excess of $5 billion in damages and interest from Boston Scientific, a potentially massive judgment against a company that as of Tuesday had a market capitalisation of $17.8 billion

Nearly a decade after losing a bidding war for device maker Guidant to Boston Scientific Corp, Johnson & Johnson finally has a chance for payback (...)

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