Apple fell into a bear market last week. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Amazon lost its trillion-dollar crown in October and fell into a bear market shortly afterwards. Last week it was Apple’s turn, with the iPhone maker (...)

“Investing is simple”, as Warren Buffett once quipped, “but not easy”. Photograph: iStock

Stocks have more than quadrupled since the nadir of the global financial crisis in March 2009, but things will be tricker going forward. After all, th(...)

An employee of Lehman Brothers carries a box out of the company’s HQ building (background) while dodging the media assembled outside on September 15th, 2008, in New York. Photograph: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

This Saturday, September 15th, marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The biggest corporate bankruptcy in history, Lehman’s fa(...)

Value for money? Since 2009, bitcoin has soared from just about $3 to a high of some $19,800 in mid-December. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Despite plummeting cryptocurrency values, the craze for all things bitcoin, it seems, shows no signs of disappearing any time soon. “It’s like a cle(...)

US president Barack Obama said: “My commitment to being early isn’t just good for me. It’s good for the nation. It’s good for the world.”  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

I was sitting in Heathrow Terminal 2 last Wednesday, having arrived a couple of hours early for a short flight to Dublin. I had installed myself in Ea(...)

Snowmen wearing the world’s flags at Davos 2015.

An evergreen joke among speakers at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos warns against making predictions. Whatever you say, the punchli(...)

ECB president Draghi repeated he’s ready to expand the bank’s balance sheet by as much as €1 trillion to beat back the threat of deflation.

Mario Draghi and Jens Weidmann are clashing anew over how much more stimulus the ailing euro-area economy needs from the European Central Bank. As Eur(...)

Image of the week: Pfizer coins it Pfizer chief executive Ian Read (in the red tie) is seen here arriving to give evidence at a British parliamen(...)

UCD economist Morgan Kelly

Morgan KellyHailed now as the first economist in Ireland to sound an alarm about an impending financial crisis, Morgan Kelly was ridiculed for his art(...)

 Nouriel Roubini

Nouriel RoubiniThe Turkey-born US economist earned the nickname Dr Doom when he speculated as far back as 2005 that inflated house prices could sink t(...)