The dismissal of Tim Howarth comes as KPMG has been battling to restore its reputation following a series of unrelated scandals involving its business and individual employees. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

KPMG in the UK has forced out the head of one of its core businesses after an investigation into his conduct involving messages sent on WhatsApp. Tim(...)

Grant Thornton’s Irish office said audit work would remain a key part of its strategy to grow its business here.

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton’s Irish partnership will not follow its UK counterpart’s decision to stop bidding for audit work from big listed compa(...)

Dorchester Presidents Club: undercover footage  from the charity dinner. Photograph: Financial Times

The British charity the Presidents Club is to close following reports that hostesses were harassed, groped and degraded at its men-only annual fundrai(...)

Alphabet has drawn protests from shareholder governance experts. Photograph: Reuters

Google’s parent company Alphabet is set to face smouldering shareholder unhappiness over corporate governance at its annual meeting on Wednesday. Thr(...)

Petrobras headquarters in Rio de Janeiro: the Brazilian oil group’s share price dropped 43 per cent last year. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

One of Sweden’s largest investors has pledged to take direct legal action against Petrobras, becoming the third large investor to seek damages individ(...)