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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway no longer to sell Bajaj Allianz online insurance

Jul 17, 2013 at 18:42 | Source: Financial Express

The Warren Buffett-led Investment firm Berkshire Hathaway Inc will no longer sell online insurance products offered by Bajaj Allianz General Insurance for Indian clients, the Indian company said on Wednesday. Also read: Warren Buffett firm bets big ...

Warren Buffett&#39;s Berkshire Hathaway to stop selling Bajaj Allianz products <b>...</b>

Jul 17, 2013 at 18:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

Mumbai/New Delhi: Investment firm Berkshire Hathaway Inc will no longer sell online insurance products offered by Bajaj Allianz General Insurance for Indian clients, the Indian company said on Wednesday. Bajaj Allianz did not give a reason for the US...

Warren Buffett donates record $2 billion to Gates Foundation

Jul 09, 2013 at 20:17 | Source: DomainB

Warren Buffett, the world's third wealthiest person gave away a record $2 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, according to a statement today from his investment firm Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire, donated a...

Warren Buffett makes annual stock donations to charities

Jul 09, 2013 at 00:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

Nebraska, US: Billionaire Warren Buffett is giving five charities more than $2.6 billion worth of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock as part of his overall plan to give away his fortune gradually. Mr Buffett announced the annual gifts on Monday. The bigges...

Call a spade a spade

Jun 30, 2013 at 00:37 | Source: The Hindu BusinessLine

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway had recently indicated that it is winding up its online insurance operation in India that was started in 2011. The bad news is that the experiment probably didn’t produce the desired results, but the g...

How Rajat Gupta got convicted of insider trading?

Jun 24, 2013 at 02:06 | Source: Economic Times

It was around 10 a.m. on September 23, 2008, and Byron David Trott, a tall, silver-haired banker, sat in his New York office on the seventeenth floor of Goldman Sachs's headquarters building, preparing for a call. As he glanced at the television scr...

ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity

Jun 23, 2013 at 09:42 | Source: The Hindu BusinessLine

June 22, 2013: ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity will be celebrating its first anniversary in a few weeks’ time. The fund, as the name suggests, directly invests in blue-chip companies listed on the US stock exchanges. Given that domestic ma...

How is Barron's all-star investing team doing?

Jun 21, 2013 at 20:32 | Source: Market Watch

I genuinely enjoy following Barron's Roundtable every year (see "Shifting Winds"). The venerable publication puts together a team of 10 outspoken money managers and allows them to perform the journalistic equivalent of a cage fight. The participants...

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders sue US government

Jun 14, 2013 at 01:27 | Source: DomainB

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders sued the US over allegations that the 2008 takeover of the housing lending giants was illegal and cost investors billions of dollars. The takeover of the mortgage companies by the Federal Housing Finance Agenc...

4 ways to prepare for summer volatility

Jun 13, 2013 at 20:37 | Source: Market Watch

Confidence seems to be dimming on Wall Street lately. Consider that 15 of the last 16 trading days (that’s May 21 through Wednesday) saw triple-digit intraday swings for the Dow Jones Industrial average (DJI:DJIA)  . The only day that did not hav...

The best days of super-cheap money are over

Jun 13, 2013 at 00:57 | Source: Market Watch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Call it the great re-rebalancing. In the years following the financial crisis, a grand, sweeping narrative took root in global investment circles. It held that investment flows were undertaking a reallocation that was cent...

Column: The threat to the central-bank brand

Jun 10, 2013 at 08:02 | Source: Financial Express

As corporate executives know, brand management is a tricky affair, especially when popular sentiment overshoots The �branding� of modern central banking started in the United States in the early 1980s under then-Federal Reserve Board Chairman Pa...

Berkshire India to stop online sale of insurance products

Jun 09, 2013 at 22:47 | Source: The Hindu BusinessLine

New Delhi, June 9: Tough times call for hard decisions. Warren Buffett-controlled Berkshire India has decided to close down its online distribution portal — — later this year. This has been conveyed to existing ...

Warren Buffett charity lunch sold for $1 million-plus

Jun 08, 2013 at 22:11 | Source: Economic Times

OMAHA: The annual charity auction of a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett went for just more than $1 million, a bargain price compared to past years for an opportunity to sit down with one of the world's most successful philanthr...

3G Capital shuffles CEOs on completion of Heinz deal

Jun 08, 2013 at 16:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

New York: Ketchup maker H J Heinz Co has started a new chapter. The company, which also makes baked beans, vinegar and pasta sauce, said that it completed its acquisition by Warren Buffett&#39;s Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital, the Brazilian in...

Warren Buffett utility deal may signal big push to invest cash

Jun 06, 2013 at 00:46 | Source: Economic Times

MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co, a core part of Warren Buffett's sprawling business empire, is becoming a favorite way for the "Oracle of Omaha" to invest the billions of dollars of cash on Berkshire Hathaway Inc's balance sheet. The unit's $5.6 bill...

Buffett’s buying banks, but beware

Jun 04, 2013 at 23:57 | Source: Market Watch

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Warren Buffett once said “risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” So, before investors follow his lead into buying banks stocks, they might want to consider just what Buffett is buying through his invest...

3 value stocks the smart money is buying now

Jun 04, 2013 at 17:02 | Source: Market Watch

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Value investors are known for their conviction, buying beaten-down stocks others have tossed in the garbage bin and sticking with those companies through thick and thin. Click to Play June poised for a strong start WS...

Berkshire's MidAmerican to pay $5.6 bn for NV Energy

May 31, 2013 at 17:07 | Source: DomainB

A Berkshire Hathaway unit is acquiring NV Energy, which supplies electricity to power-hungry Las Vegas and its casinos, in a $5.6-billion deal. According to Berkshire's MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co, it would buy NV Energy for $23.75 per share, a 2...

Wall St ends up on optimism Fed stimulus to remain

May 31, 2013 at 03:15 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, rebounding from the previous session's losses, as tepid economic data eased concerns the U.S. Federal Reserve would begin to gradually scale back its policy of stimulating growth.The day's gain put t...

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