Not too often does a British chancellor of the exchequer copy an initiative taken by an Irish finance minister on fiscal policy.
The challenges of identifying promising opportunities in the fast-moving high-tech sector have become more complicated as the pace of innovation has speeded up.
Michael Murray: Michael Noonan knows what he is doing on the issue of buy-to-lets. So make sure that you do too
History teaches us some lessons.
Michael Murray: Shareholders in Colgate Palmolive can afford a broad white smile at the performance of their stock
With no apparent end in sight to ultra-low interest rates, neither cash nor bonds looks like an attractive asset class at present.
Michael Murray: Sometimes, with a little legwork, the private investor can get ahead of his institutional counterparts
Modern technology has been a boon to private investors, facilitating as it has access to as much information as, historically, only institutional investors had.
Michael Murray: More funding for SMEs is vital, both for a recovery in the domestic economy and for healthy banks
Three weeks ago, Professor Morgan Kelly warned that the problems of SMEs and their burden of borrowing were a potential threat to a sustained recovery in the domestic economy.
Michael Murray: Dalata is not for the faint-hearted, but its top class management team has the potential to achieve something special
Before buying shares in the hotel sector, investors usually have the opportunity to visit and inspect the investee company's operating assets.
Michael Murray: The latest Brussels proposals on bankers' pay are daft, and likely to have the opposite effect to what is intended
Seeking to tame the global financial sector is akin to trying to put tidiness and order into a large urn of spaghetti.
Glanbia is buoyant after another year of strong growth and can make more moves in the growing performance nutrition market, writes Michael Murray.
Michael Murray: What is fascinating to watch are the developments with e-cigarettes. Big Tobacco is playing a blinder
The past few weeks have been interesting for investors in uranium and tobacco.
The banking industry across the Anglo Saxon world has deserved 90 per cent of the criticism that has been levelled at it over the past five years.
The government is set for a battle with unions over plans to outsource public sector jobs to the private sector.
Fifteen months ago, I bought shares in Greencore.