The Business

The Business

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The Business Saturday 9 August 2014

The Business

The Business

A weekly look at the world of business and personal finance with Richard Curran

Threats To Our Tax System

Threats To Our Tax System

Ireland's tax policy was again under scrutiny in the States this week. The American media, the US senate and even President Obama have all drawn attention to what they say is Ireland's favourable tax regime. But is there any need for us to worry? We're joined by accountant and former IDA board member Kieran Corrigan.

The Trade in Tipple

The Trade in Tipple

The trade in tipple is a massive global industry, as proven by the billion euro bidding war this week over the Australian wine producer Treasury Estates. But making cash from a cabernet is not as simple as it may seem. We're joined by John Wilson, of the Irish Times and industry expert Jean Smullen.

Giving While Living

Giving While Living

Philanthropist Chuck Feeney was back in the news this week. It seems that his intention to get rid of his billions by donating them to various causes is proving more difficult than you might imagine because of the global financial recovery. We're joined now by his friend Conor O'Clery, author of "The Billionaire Who Wasn't".

The Showjumping Business

The Showjumping Business

It's show-time for show-jumping as the sport's premier event, The Aga Khan Trophy, took place on Friday as part of the week-long Dublin Horse Show. Many visitors are expected to attend before it ends on Sunday, but the industry continues all year round for plenty of Irish business people, as we've been finding out in the paddocks of the RDS.

Jargon Gibberish

Jargon Gibberish

This week, a new study from the University of South California found that people who used jargon and generalisations were seen as more powerful, despite the fact that everyone seems to hate it. So is office jargon complete gibberish? We're joined by Julie O'Neill, a non-executive director of Ryanair and copywriter Nick McGivney.

Reactions to the Recession

Reactions to the Recession

Seamus Power, a Ph.D student at the University of Chicago, is conducting research into why the Irish reacted the way we did to the recession. He joins us to discuss his findings so far. You can take part in his research here : http://ssd.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6YHE8Zj9daRxYz3

Music Played on the Show

00:00

Title: One Trick Pony

Composer: Paul Simon

Performer(s): Paul Simon

Duration: 0:18

00:00

Title: Back In The Saddle Again

Performer(s): Gene Autry

Album: The Essential Gene Autry

Duration: 2:35

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