Secretary general of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), Li Baodong, speaks during the forum. Photograph:  STR/AFP via Getty Images)

China is signaling it’s open for business with the resumption of its high-profile Boao Forum for Asia, an opportunity for the government to make a re(...)

Stephen Schwarzman, chief executive of Blackstone (L), with president Donald Trump in  2017. In 2020 Schwarzman earned one-fifth more than  the previous year. File photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Private equity executives who rank among the richest men on Wall Street received hundreds of millions of dollars in payouts even as the US economy fal(...)

US president Donald Trump and China’s vice premier Liu He at the signing ceremony. Photograph: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump hailed a “phase one” trade deal with China on Wednesday as “momentous”, as he welcomed Chinese vice premier Liu He to a sign(...)

The organisers of the four-day event, which is being held in the Portuguese capital for the fourth year since it left Ireland, say almost 70,500 delegates are expected this week at the Altice Arena and FIL

Web Summit, the global technology conference co-founded by Irish businessman Paddy Cosgrave, will kick off in Lisbon later on Monday evening. The org(...)

Pushed out: Adam Neumann, WeWork’s former chief executive. Photograph: Cole Wilson/The New York Times

If you spot a problem at work, are you more likely to tell someone in charge or keep quiet? I thought about that question last week as WeWork’s Adam (...)

George Soros is among more than a dozen prominent US billionaires are calling for a new government tax on extreme wealth to help combat income inequality. Photograph:  Fabrice Coffrini / AFP/Getty Images

More than a dozen prominent US billionaires are calling for a new government tax on extreme wealth to help combat income inequality, provide funding f(...)

Blackstone’s stock price has risen about 21 per cent this year Photograph: iStock

Blackstone Group plans to convert to a corporation from a publicly traded partnership, a step that opens up the stock for inclusion in indexes, after (...)

Blackstone Group is making a dent in its war chest of cash, finding opportunities even as asset values rise. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Blackstone Group is making a dent in its war chest of cash, finding opportunities even as asset values rise. The world’s largest alternative asset man(...)

Stephen Schwarzman, Adena Friedman, Brian Moynihan,  Tidjane Thiam,  and Frank Appel, in Davos. Photograph: Bloomberg

Senior business leaders clashed on the first day of the World Economic Forum conference in Davos over the impact of the United States’ tax overhaul on(...)

The Trump Tower Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas: the industry is wondering if a property developer in the White House will pay off. Photograph: Carmen Martinez Torrin/Getty Images

For the first time, a property developer is the president of the United States – the most powerful position a member of the real estate industry has e(...)

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