Even when valuations increase, they are growing by a smaller amount, according to the data

Last year, many tech IPOs enjoyed soaring valuations in their Wall Street debut, raining cash on the companies and their investors and boosting conce(...)

Margrethe Vestager, the competition commissioner, cancelled a visit to China, citing workload. Photograph:  The New York Times

Starbucks and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are set to be first in the firing line as European Union regulators issue a series of rulings over tax breaks (...)

Mike Lynch said he will go to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Autonomy’s Irish founder Mike Lynch plans to ask US regulators to investigate evidence he believes shows Hewlett-Packard made “false representations t(...)

Dómhnal Slattery, chief executive officer of Avolon Leasing Group. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Aircraft leasing group Avolon is planning a €1.44 billion launch on the New York Stock Exchange in a move that will value the stake of founder and ch(...)

Jordan Belfort during his talk last night at the RDS to a crowd of just under 3,000. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

“Getting rich is f***ing easy. Eight years ago I had zero; this year I’m going to make $100 million gross,” former stockbroker Jordan Belfort said to(...)

Google’s overseas cash mountain reached $34.5 billion at the end of March. Photograph: Boris Roessler/Epa

Google expects to spend up to $30 billion (€22 billion) on foreign acquisitions as it expands into markets such as hardware, according to a disclos(...)

Mary Jo White: the chairwoman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, questioned whether investors could understand a company’s prospects when they were bamboozled by the “sheer magnitude” of user numbers that might bear no relation to profitability. Photograph: Bloomberg

The top US securities regulator has warned that technology companies with lots of users will not always translate them into large profits, in comments(...)

If you’re of the view that Silicon Valley-born media companies typically speak two languages, a faux-jocular corporate-speak and a Pollyanna-esque puf(...)

British and US authorities hit JPMorgan Chase with $920 million in fines yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

British and US authorities hit JPMorgan Chase with $920 million in fines yesterday for wrongdoing related to the “London whale” trading losses, (...)

Bigger, ever faster, computers  with algorithm trading programmes have spawned a new breed of market participant,  the high-frequency traders, who it is estimated account for more than 70 per cent of the volume of shares traded on US exchanges daily. Photograph: Joe Corrigan/Getty

The rules of engagement in markets have changed and perhaps not for the better. Before the computer age, market participants could look each other in (...)

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