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Eamonn Fingleton, Irish financial journalist, writer. Recipient American Values Award, United States Business & Industry Council, 2001, Excellence in Finance Writing Award, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1983.


Fingleton, Eamonn was born on August 19, 1948 in Malin, Donegal, Ireland. Son of Simon Edward Fingleton and Marian Shovlin.


Bachelor in Economics, Mathematics and English, Trinity College, Dublin, 1970.


Personal finance editor Finance Times, London, 1978—1979. Business writer, editor Now! magazine, 1979—1981. Associate editor Forbes magazine, New York City, 1981—1983.

Senior finance editor Merrill Lynch Market Letter, New York City, 1983—1984. Deputy United States editor Euromoney, New York City, 1984—1985, Asia editor, Tokyo, 1985—1987, deputy editor, 1987—1989. General manager Buttonwood Press, Tokyo, since 1989.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (non-fiction book) Blindside: Why Japan Is Still on Track to Overtake the United States by the Year 2000 (Named one of the ten best business books of the year by Business Week, 1995), In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the Key to Future Prosperity (Named one of the ten best business books of the year by Amazon. Com editor Harry C. Edwards, 1999), In the Jaws of the Dragon: America's Fate in the Coming Era of Chinese Hegemony, 2008. Editor: Trinity News, 1968.


Married Yasuko Amako, April 22, 1988. Married Mary Isabel McCutchan, December 5, 1970 (deceased December 6, 1974).

Simon Edward Fingleton

Marian Shovlin

Yasuko Amako

Mary Isabel McCutchan