Michael Murray

Michael Murray

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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.

Michael Murray: Choosing an online share dealing platform can sometimes be trickier than you think

Michael Murray: Choosing an online share dealing platform can sometimes be trickier than you think

Online investing can mean different things to different people.

Michael Murray: Monsanto's robust business model, and the dynamics of the food market, make it a pricey but worthwhile investment

Michael Murray: Monsanto's robust business model, and the dynamics of the food market, make it a pricey but worthwhile investment

There are no certainties in the stock market.

Michael Murray: BMW looks set to motor strongly on into the lifestyles of the wealthy in developing countries, and attract investors

Michael Murray: BMW looks set to motor strongly on into the lifestyles of the wealthy in developing countries, and attract investors

Early signs of a construction revival could hold value for investors, writes Philip Connolly

Michael Murray: For half a century our national airline was a basket case. But Aer Lingus now looks to be edging closer to real stock market success

Michael Murray: For half a century our national airline was a basket case. But Aer Lingus now looks to be edging closer to real stock market success

Can you ever remember a time when Aer Lingus was firing on all cylinders?

Michael Murray: The business model of Kerry Group looks more robust and devoid of complacency than ever

Michael Murray: The business model of Kerry Group looks more robust and devoid of complacency than ever

The One Kerry Transformation Programme has been running at a cracking pace since 2012.

Bountiful Burgundy

Bountiful Burgundy

Michael Murray was treated to the gastronomic and vinicultural experience of a lifetime in France’s most celebrated wine region.

Michael Murray: Sexual wellbeing is a rapidly growing global market, and Reckitt Benckiser's shares look best placed to benefit from it

Michael Murray: Sexual wellbeing is a rapidly growing global market, and Reckitt Benckiser's shares look best placed to benefit from it

Readers in their mid-50s and older will recall the repressive society that Ireland was up to 35 years ago.

Michael Murray: In stock markets, it can be easier to make money by betting on losers, not winners. But shorting can be a perilous practicea

Michael Murray: In stock markets, it can be easier to make money by betting on losers, not winners. But shorting can be a perilous practicea

To some socialist thinkers, shorting stock - ie, betting on and profiting from a company's future distress - is disgusting and immoral.