Madrid’s Stock Exchange, August 7th, 2017. Photograph: epa

European markets were more or less steady on Monday following Friday’s surge. Strong performances from miners boosted London’s blue chip index DUBLIN(...)

Berkshire Hathaway chief executive Warren Buffett. Photograph: Rick Wilking / Reuters

Losses in his main insurance business sapped profits at Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, which posted its second consecutive quarterly earnings de(...)

Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett. The company has established a speciality insurance business  in Ireland. Photograph: Reuters

Berkshire Hathaway has established a speciality insurance business in Ireland aimed at winning a share of the commercial insurance market here . The c(...)

Permanent TSB lost 2.4%  to €2.05 as the bank succumbed to further negative media commentary

Weakness among tobacco stocks and some broker downgrades weighed on European shares, sending them lower on the final trading day of July as analysts d(...)

epa06042063 Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon, during the conference 'The Future of Newspapers' with the leading world players in the information industry, on the occasion of the 150 years of Italian newspaper 'La Stampa' in Turin, Italy, 21 June 2017.  EPA/ALESSANDRO DI MARCO

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has remained largely invisible in the world of philanthropy. That changed last week in a single tweet - followed by 42,000 more. (...)

Qatar airways intends to invest at least $808 million (€724 million) in American. (Photograph: Mike Fuentes/Bloomberg)

Qatar Airways, one of three Persian Gulf carriers that large US carriers have criticized for unfair competition, is seeking to acquire a major stake i(...)

General Motors Co shareholders are backing chief executive Mary Barra’s efforts to rev up the company’s stalled share price

General Motors Co shareholders on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected proposals by hedge fund Greenlight Capital to restructure the company’s stock and re(...)

Jeff Bezos: has succeeded enough to outweigh his failures. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Twenty years ago this week, Amazon. com">Amazon.com went public. Sceptics of Jeff Bezos, the company’s founder, have spent the better part of the p(...)

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett enjoy a game of bridge washed down with Diet Coke. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking

In numbers: Rich pedantry $110 million Finance raised in a funding round by Grammarly, the company that claims to have “the world’s most accurate on(...)

Liverpool fans hold up a banner with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn before the game against Southampton. Photograph:  Phil Noble/Reuters

Tradition has it that Liverpool FC stands for socialism, even while many of the legends who bestrode the Anfield turf quietly voted Tory because they (...)

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