Australian banks are set for a lending boost as Prime Minister Tony Abbott champions ventures to revitalize the economy, accelerating some of the more than A$80 billion ($72 billion) of infrastructure projects.
On a Sunday morning in October, Simon Kelly sat in the breakfast room of Dublin’s Morrison Hotel, looking eager to chat. Simon, 38, and his father, Paddy Kelly, 66, were once among Ireland’s most audacious real estate developers. During the boom years, they borrowed about 700 million euros ($950 million) from Anglo Irish Bank Corp. to buy golf resorts and build hotels.
Great stars and great plays don’t always align on Broadway. So there’s good reason to make your way to the Stephen Sondheim Theater, where Cicely Tyson is finally getting the showcase she deserves in Horton Foote’s elegiac “The Trip to Bountiful.”
Patent-owner Cornell University and Life Technologies Corp. , a provider of gene-analysis tools for medical research, sued Illumina Inc. claiming the company is infringing eight patents for DNA research products.