Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

Will regulation weigh down Big Food’s bottom line?

Will regulation weigh down Big Food’s bottom line?

Obesity is a big global problem and, with various governments taking regulatory steps to address it, major food companies could face challenges ahead.

A moment to take stock of a turbulent year

A moment to take stock of a turbulent year

Michael Murray: Despite global instability, there is much to be optimistic about in the markets for the year ahead

Watch out for the seven deadly sins

Watch out for the seven deadly sins

Michael Murray: There is something for everyone in the banking inquiry’s terms of reference, but the politicians should concentrate on seven issues in particular

To their own detriment

To their own detriment

To their own detriment, many investors are often driven to irrational paralysis because of an aversion to capital gains tax

Taxpayers can breathe easy again

Taxpayers can breathe easy again

For AIB and Bank of Ireland, the stress tests have proved they can stand on their own two feet.

Michael Murray: To their own detriment, many investors are often driven to irrational paralysis because of an aversion to capital gains tax

Michael Murray: To their own detriment, many investors are often driven to irrational paralysis because of an aversion to capital gains tax

It happens to investors quite often.

Banking Special: Taxpayers can breathe easy again

Banking Special: Taxpayers can breathe easy again

Michael Murray: For AIB and Bank of Ireland, the stress tests have proved they can stand on their own two feet

Investment

Investment

Michael Murray: few Irish politicians are active investors, but those who are appear over-exposed to Ireland and property.

An unlikely Green ally for Irish tax

An unlikely Green ally for Irish tax

Philippe Lamberts, the Green Party leader in the European Parliament, is an outspoken Belgian who does not see Ireland as a big offender on corporate tax.

Soufflés, Thatcher and the Central Bank mortgage clampdown

Soufflés, Thatcher and the Central Bank mortgage clampdown

The Central Bank may be mixing the ingredients in the wrong proportions, at the wrong time, with the oven at the wrong temperature.

Your Money: Pension preparation will pay off

Your Money: Pension preparation will pay off

Michael Murray: Managing your own pension is a realistic proposition, if you take the right steps before you start

Welcoming the vultures

Welcoming the vultures

Michael Murray: Foreign investment in Irish property should help to de-risk the banks, and thereby reduce the indigenous exposure to a high-risk asset class.

Michael Murray: The best learning experiences often come from case studies of things going badly wrong, especially for sector icons like Tesco

Michael Murray: The best learning experiences often come from case studies of things going badly wrong, especially for sector icons like Tesco

The unravelling of events at Tesco over the past five years is a good case study for investors and bankers alike.

Michael Murray: Shares in outsourcing firms should offer a wealth of opportunity, but reputational risks can be costly

Michael Murray: Shares in outsourcing firms should offer a wealth of opportunity, but reputational risks can be costly

Every business faces risks of a financial, operational, market, business, regulatory and reputational nature.

Michael Murray: Fear about near-term, prospective event' risks often gets completely out of hand

Michael Murray: Fear about near-term, prospective event' risks often gets completely out of hand

Since last weekend, there has been a multitude of headlines and opinion polls that have caused many ordinary investors to panic.