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(...)

Protesting US president Donald Trump’s executive order travel ban curbing immigration in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Most US corporate bosses have stayed silent on president Donald Trump’s immigration curbs, underscoring the sensitivities around opposing policies tha(...)

Denis O’Brien appears to be taking on his mission  with an almost quasi-religious zeal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Denis O’Brien announced last October that he wanted revenue sharing agreements with Google and Facebook or he would block their ads from Digicel(...)

Hedge fund manager John Paulson: joins a parade of the financial industry’s richest figures making donations to their alma maters, but he rejected criticism his gift perpetuates inequality by endowing money on an elite university. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

John Paulson, the hedge fund manager famed for betting against US housing in 2007, has made the largest ever donation to Harvard University, giving $4(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: gave strong hints that the Bank of England could increase interest rates from their record lows sooner than expected. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

The ECB has done its part – now it’s up for countries to implement structural reforms. That was the message from Benoît Cœuré, a senior ECB figure,(...)

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(...)

Developer Michael O Flynn: “I didn’t want to be put into this position ever. I just want to go back to doing my business,” he said outside the High Court. Photograph: Collins

Developer Michael O’Flynn said he was “vindicated” yesterday when he won back control of his €1.1 billion O’Flynn Group by removing an interim examin(...)

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