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In 2013, analyst Tim Lee forecast that the Turkish lira, then trading at 1.9 to the US dollar, would collapse to 7.2. The 7 level was breached last month. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

A financial crisis is bad enough, but how would you feel if you were warned in advance but did nothing? How would you feel upon hearing those four dre(...)

Steinway should be able to fetch a high valuation given that the company may reach 30 per cent to 40 per cent annual sales growth in China

Steinway Musical Instruments, the famous piano maker controlled by US hedge fund billionaire John Paulson, has attracted takeover interest from China (...)

Yew Grove Reit said it will focus on properties in Dublin city and as far as a 30-minute commute of the M50 motorway, other major regional towns and cities, and IDA business and technology parks. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A new Irish real-estate investment trust (reit) that is set to float in the coming weeks has departed from a well-worn path of peers in the past five (...)

Ires Reit founding chief executive David Ehrlich earned a profit of €4.2 million on the sale of 11.79 million Ires shares to Capreit.

Earlier this week, David Ehrlich, the founding chief executive of the State’s biggest landlord, earned a €4.2 million profit selling his shares in the(...)

John Bruder of Burlington Real Estate: “By the time we came around, that small opportunity had been pretty well mopped up.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Burlington Real Estate has scrapped plans to float a real-estate investment trust (Reit), having been beaten to the market by a number of other proper(...)

Green Reit chairman Stephen Vernon said he expected the first Brexit-related leases to be signed by the end of the year.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The stock-market flotation of three Irish real-estate investment trusts in 2013 and 2014 lured some of the biggest names in international finance – a(...)

Students  protest against  austerity measures  in Athens  this month. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty

In about 1505 Raphael painted The Three Graces, a study of the young ladies of Greek mythology, traditionally endowed with sincerity and openness. On (...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

Hedge funds prove to be a suckers’ bet Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates has replaced George Soros as the all-time top-earning hedge fund manager, a(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in almost a decade recently.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Fed message was hawkish, not dovish This year has been dominated by chatter as to when the Federal Reserve would finally raise interest rates. Now tha(...)

In what’s been a closely guarded family secret, the late Walmart heir John Walton gave half of his then-$17 billion estimated fortune to charitable trusts and a third to their only child, Lukas Walton, now 29, an analysis of court documents reveals. His wife Christy got the rest.

Ever since Walmart heir John T Walton died 10 years ago in a plane crash, it has been widely assumed that he passed the bulk of his vast estate to (...)

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