Anyone who has had profit responsibility within a profit centre in a publicly quoted company will be familiar with the “tyranny” of the endless pressure to keep earnings on an upward trajectory.
Appointments of non-executive directors can sometimes send useful signals to shareholders – as a recent move at DCC has demonstrated
I can recall most of the star performers of the past 40 years that have held seats in Dáil Eireann. But very few of them have stood out as strong supporters of rewarding enterprise, reducing taxes, supporting private investors, and explaining to the
In a financial crisis a country needs a smart, commercially astute, tactical finance minister. One who looks ahead, watches trends in the global economy, the short and medium term risks, the opportunities, the vagaries of the different asset classes,
HSBC, once the world’s most prestigious banking group is now the world’s most scandal-ridden bank. It continues to struggle and shrink and management haven’t a clue whether there are more scandals to come.
Obesity is a big global problem and, with various governments taking regulatory steps to address it, major food companies could face challenges ahead.