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Over the past year Elon Musk’s net worth soared by more than $150bn   in possibly the fastest bout of wealth creation in history. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP

Elon Musk, the outspoken entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX, is now the richest person on the planet. A 4.8 per cent rally in the electric carmaker(...)

Jeff Bezos now owns about 11 per cent of Amazon, the company he founded in 1994, and which recently exceeded a market capitalisation of $1 trillion.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has sold almost $3.5 billion (€3.2 billion) worth of shares in the company over the course of the past week. Beginning on J(...)

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Google’s fast-growing tool for searching job listings has been a boon for employers and job boards starving for candidates, but several rival job-find(...)

Banking shares were out of sorts, with Bank of Ireland down 1.9%, Permanent TSB off 1.6% and AIB slipping 0.7%

European shares saw their week-long rally come to a halt on Wednesday, driven by weakness across oil companies and banks, as soft Chinese economic dat(...)

Mounting political worries sent sterling lower, helping more internationally focused stocks gain. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

London’s top share index rose on Thursday as the pound slipped on concerns that outgoing prime minister Theresa May’s successor might push for a hard (...)

INM chief executive Robert Pitt: ‘We cannot do something that will make the world more complex.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Recent moves by Google to work with news publishers to improve their chances of making money online are “a very positive step”, the chief executive of(...)

‘When it comes to people and their money, many bank customers here still like having the option of having a branch they can physically call into.’

We are staggeringly bad at it: figures from the Central Bank show that just 3,600, or 0.06 per cent, of the State’s 5.2 million banking customers, swi(...)

Mathias Dopfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, at his office in Berlin. Axel Springer, the German publishing giant, has snapped up stakes in online media companies, pivoted its news operations to cater to mobile readers and given its senior managers a crash course in start-up culture. Photograph: Gordon Welters/The New York Times

When Mathias Doepfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, and a handful of his top managers first set their sights on the United States three years ago(...)

Though Axel Springer’s newspapers remain profitable, both margins and circulations are declining. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Axel Springer, Europe’s biggest news publisher by circulation, insisted that its majority owner would not relinquish control of the company despite me(...)

Google’s critics welcomed the decision to pursue the US giant, though many industry experts believe the action is unlikely to markedly shift existing business their way

The European Union accused Google on Wednesday of cheating competitors by distorting Internet search results in favour of its Google Shopping service (...)

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