Irish firms believe they have a role in tackling climate change but highlight the lack of time and funding as the biggest obstacles, according to a su(...)

Home Depot founder Kenneth Langone railed against ‘all of these people with these highfalutin’ ideas’. File photograph: Yana Paskova/For the ‘Washington Post’ via Getty Images

Here’s a shock – Wall Street billionaires don’t like the idea of higher taxes. Oaktree’s Howard Marks, Guggenheim’s Scott Minerd, Michael Bloomberg an(...)

  Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell turned unexpectedly dovish after markets soared last week. Photograph: Reuters

Markets soared last week after Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell turned unexpectedly dovish, performing a policy U-turn that had analysts everywhere(...)

Beto O’Rourke, who lost against incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas in November, has indicated he would not rule out a presidential bid. Photograph: Tamir Kalifa/New York Times

The funeral of the late George HW Bush brought a rare moment of introspection to Washington as presidents past and present gathered in Washington Nati(...)

George Soros, the billionaire investor and Democratic donor, has been accused by Republicans, without evidence,  of  funding a caravan of Central American migrants headed for the US border. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Three years ago, Hungary’s prime minister accused billionaire George Soros of trying to flood the country with Middle Eastern migrants. In recent wee(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden fuelled speculation this week that he could be preparing for a presidential run when he delivered a speech at the r(...)

A protestor in the People’s Vote demonstration against Brexit,  June 23rd,  London. Photograph:   Simon Dawson/Getty

Have you been keeping up with the qualms that business leaders have aired about Brexit? Billionaire Michael Bloomberg once said it was “the dumbest t(...)

UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson on the Border issue: “We’re allowing the whole of our agenda to be dictated by this folly.”

The never-ending Brexit saga took another turn last night with the British prime minister Theresa May under fresh pressure from within her Cabinet aft(...)

Mike Bloomberg at Bloomberg on  Harcourt Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The three-time former mayor of New York City, serial flirter with US presidential bids and 11th richest man in the world has got his emerald tie on. (...)

Michael Bloomberg, right, pictured at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland meeting Dermot Desmond and Prof John Hyland, president of the RCSI. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said he hopes a candidate will emerge two years from now with the skills both to get elected US president(...)

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