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
Let’s hope we have some candidates at the next general election who will speak up for the private investor
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
Michael Murray Michael Noonan fears inflation, and it’s written all over his personal investment strategy
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,
There were some significant market wobbles over the past week. When markets have had a very good ...
Michael Murray: The serial scandals that have hit HSBC – the western world’s largest and once most prestigious global bank – have put the Celtic banking sector’s woes in the shade
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.
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.