Barry J Whyte

Barry J Whyte

Barry J Whyte joined The Sunday Business Post in 2013 as a business reporter. Whyte spent the previous four years in New York, where he worked as the web editor for Institutional Investor magazine. He has worked in the past for the Phoenix magazine and RTE.ie. He studied at DIT, UCD and Columbia Journalism School.

Time to look after your nest egg

Time to look after your nest egg

A number of factors are combining to cut into pension pots and that means trouble in the years ahead, writes Barry J Whyte.

One51 sells its stake in Augean for over €10m

One51 sells its stake in Augean for over €10m

Irish investment firm One51 has sold off its full stake of 17.6 million shares in English hazardous waste management company Augean, according to market sources.

Ex-Qumas staff have their share options cancelled

Ex-Qumas staff have their share options cancelled

More than 80 former employees of Irish software firm Qumas had their share options cancelled before the company's $50 million sale, which was completed in recent weeks.

Taking stock of 2013

Taking stock of 2013

It was a year of mixed fortunes for the Irish Stock Exchange, with some big hitters disappearing, but five new companies launching, writes Barry J Whyte.

De-listers could return to ISE soon

De-listers could return to ISE soon

The Irish Stock Exchange's chief executive Deirdre Somers believes that Irish companies which have de-listed from the exchange could in the future re-list, reversing a trend that has shrunk the exchange in recent years.

Profit swing at O'Reilly's Grand Canal companies

Profit swing at O'Reilly's Grand Canal companies

A string of companies connected to the development of Grand Canal Square in Dublin show a swing of nearly Euro 200 million following a massive increase in valuation.

Defined-benefit pension fund of the SIMI being wound down

Defined-benefit pension fund of the SIMI being wound down

The defined-benefit pension fund of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry is being wound down after the economic crisis wiped out dozens of car dealerships whose employees were members of the scheme.

Former property investor in online trading launch

Former property investor in online trading launch

A businessman who previously settled a legal challenge with disgruntled investors in his property company is launching a new algorithmic trading system for people who want to trade in the volatile currency markets.

Smaller companies up for grabs

Smaller companies up for grabs

Investors feeling tempted by noise about takeover bids need to keep a cool head when speculating, writes Barry J Whyte.

Patent cliff could wipe €6.5bn off Ireland's GDP Government report warns of lost tax revenue

Patent cliff could wipe €6.5bn off Ireland's GDP Government report warns of lost tax revenue

The so-called ''patent cliff'' on pharmaceutical drugs could knock as much as Euro 6.5 billion off Ireland's economic output over the next four years, according to a high-level government report.

Pennies from heaven, or a bucketload of magic beans?

Pennies from heaven, or a bucketload of magic beans?

Bitcoin has taken the financial world by storm during 2013. But is it truly a quantum leap in currency terms, or merely another opportunistic Ponzi scheme? Barry J Whyte reports.

The Sunday Interview: Kevin Nowlan

The Sunday Interview: Kevin Nowlan

Now back in the family firm and at the helm of the €365 million Hibernia Reit, Kevin Nowlan's property career is a monument to good timing, writes Barry J Whyte.

Tough year for car dealerships

Tough year for car dealerships

Two large Dublin car dealerships were hit by a significant downturn in the car business during 2012, according to recently filed accounts for both Linders of Smithfield and Murphy and Gunn.

Nowlan had no Nama insider knowledge

Nowlan had no Nama insider knowledge

The boss of the newly floated Hibernia Reit has told The Sunday Business Post that he gained no unfair insight into the market from time at the National Asset Management Agency (Nama).

Big-league football transfers reap Euro 11m for Dublin investment funds

Big-league football transfers reap Euro 11m for Dublin investment funds

Three Dublin-based investment funds owned by US talent agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) took in at least Euro 11 million in the last two years from their investment in football.