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  • Buffett fails to dispel investor angst over succession plan Mar 04, 2014 01:02 PM IST

    Buffett fails to dispel investor angst over succession plan

    One problem for any successor is that Buffett, by dint of his long stewardship of Berkshire and the outperformance he has delivered over most of the past half century, has the freedom to make mistakes or underperform the stock market in ways that could cost other CEOs their jobs.

  • India home to 70 billionaires Mar 02, 2014 12:30 PM IST

    India home to 70 billionaires

    According China-based research firm Hurun's 2014 global rich list, Mukesh Ambani was ranked 41st in the list that was topped by Bill Gates, whose personal networth stood at a whopping USD 68 billion

  • Keep investments simple, diversified: Buffett Feb 25, 2014 08:50 AM IST

    Keep investments simple, diversified: Buffett

    In an excerpt of his annual letter to shareholders published online by Fortune on Monday, Buffett used a 1986 purchase of a farm located 50 miles north of Omaha to support his case about simple, diversified and low-cost investing.

  • Buffett beats S&P for second straight year Jan 01, 2014 04:13 PM IST

    Buffett beats S&P for second straight year

    Berkshire's Class A shares finished 2013 at USD177,900, just below their 52-week high of USD178,900 set in late July. That's up 32.70 percent from their USD134,060 close in 2012. It's the biggest annual gain since 1998 when the shares soared 52.2 percent.

  • Buffett's 2014 action plan Dec 11, 2013 10:30 AM IST

    Buffett's 2014 action plan

    Now, an even bolder prediction. Buffett's musical career will explode when he wins "The Voice" with his rendition of "My Way," accompanying himself on ukulele. His "Today" Orange Room gig was just a launching point. You can take this prediction to the Billboard bank.

  • Berkshire Q3 profit up 29%, operating results miss Nov 02, 2013 12:02 PM IST

    Berkshire Q3 profit up 29%, operating results miss

    Results benefited from USD 1.39 billion of gains from investments and derivatives, more than twice the USD 521 million a year earlier, but these do not factor into operating results.

  • As stock splits wane, more may follow Google to $1,000 Oct 19, 2013 11:42 AM IST

    As stock splits wane, more may follow Google to $1,000

    In a market where stock splits have become rarer, there may be more of this to come than just the two stocks with four-digit stock prices in the Standard & Poor's 500 index - Google and Priceline.com , which hit USD 1,000 earlier this year.

  • Buffett: Debt limit is political weapon of mass destruction Oct 16, 2013 07:00 PM IST

    Buffett: Debt limit is political weapon of mass destruction

    Buffett called on both sides to pledge not to use the debt limit as a weapon. "There are plenty of weapons that can be used," like filibusters, he said.

  • Berkshire profit rises 46%, helped by economy Aug 03, 2013 01:45 PM IST

    Berkshire profit rises 46%, helped by economy

    Operating results topped analyst forecasts, reflecting how many of Berkshire's more than 80 businesses are benefiting from growth, however modest, in the US economy.

  • Buffett's Berkshire buys small Virginia newspaper May 31, 2013 12:11 PM IST

    Buffett's Berkshire buys small Virginia newspaper

    Buffett's BH Media Group will purchase the Roanoke Times from Landmark Media Enterprises on Friday, according to the Times and the Omaha World-Herald.

  • Buffett's advice on how to be happy: Get turned on May 06, 2013 05:02 PM IST

    Buffett's advice on how to be happy: Get turned on

    Warren Buffett has some advice for young people on how to be happy, and it has nothing to do with having billions of dollars.

  • JPMorgan, top M&A bank in 1st quarter, buoyed by big deals Mar 22, 2013 07:57 PM IST

    JPMorgan, top M&A bank in 1st quarter, buoyed by big deals

    JPMorgan Chase & Co is the top adviser on mergers and acquisitions so far in the first quarter, having worked on all four of the largest deals announced since January 1.

  • FBI investigating potential insider trading in Heinz Feb 20, 2013 05:42 AM IST

    FBI investigating potential insider trading in Heinz

    On Friday, the US Securities and Exchange Commission filed a suit against unknown traders who it said used a Goldman Sachs account in Switzerland to trade on purported inside knowledge of the transaction.

  • Warren Buffett: 'I'm Ready for Another Elephant' Feb 17, 2013 11:46 AM IST

    Warren Buffett: 'I'm Ready for Another Elephant'

    Warren Buffett told CNBC that even after teaming up with 3G Capital Management to acquire H.J. Heinz, he's still looking for another big acquisition and has the cash to pay for one.

  • Merger activity back but not likely to heat up market Feb 15, 2013 08:33 AM IST

    Merger activity back but not likely to heat up market

    With animal spirits on the rise, companies armed with cheap financing are fueling a new merger wave, but that's not likely to do much to heat up the stock market.

  • Buffett made late 2012 bid for NYSE Euronext: Sources Jan 29, 2013 07:54 AM IST

    Buffett made late 2012 bid for NYSE Euronext: Sources

    Warren Buffett made a bid to acquire New York Stock Exchange operator NYSE Euronext last November, but his offer was less than one already on the table from IntercontinentalExchange Inc , two people familiar with the matter said.

  • Buffett not confident of major deal by year-end Jul 13, 2012 07:32 PM IST

    Buffett not confident of major deal by year-end

    Berkshire Hathaway would still like to make a major acquisition this year but the prospects for a deal are starting to look less likely, Chief Executive Warren Buffett said on Friday.

  • Warren Buffett eyes more newspapers: Report May 24, 2012 10:16 PM IST

    Warren Buffett eyes more newspapers: Report

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc is eyeing more newspapers, according to a memo posted on Jim Romenesko's media website.

  • Berkshire Hathaway to buy Media General newspapers May 17, 2012 07:42 PM IST

    Berkshire Hathaway to buy Media General newspapers

    MEDIAGENERAL:Berkshire Hathaway to buy Media General newspapers

  • Avon to consider Coty's $10.7bn takeover bid May 14, 2012 08:52 AM IST

    Avon to consider Coty's $10.7bn takeover bid

    Avon Products Inc on Sunday said it told Coty Inc that it would consider the smaller company's USD 10.7 billion takeover bid and it expected to respond within a week.

  • Warren who? Gold bugs still think they have right idea May 08, 2012 10:00 AM IST

    Warren who? Gold bugs still think they have right idea

    It's not everyday you can find people to take the opposite side of a trade from Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, but then gold is not your average trade.

  • Stocks could face more turbulence in the week ahead May 07, 2012 09:30 AM IST

    Stocks could face more turbulence in the week ahead

    After April's weak jobs report, investors will scrutinize each piece of economic data for a read on whether the economy`s soft patch is temporary or the start of something more troubling.

  • Buffett would not buy Google, Apple; prefers IBM May 06, 2012 11:12 AM IST

    Buffett would not buy Google, Apple; prefers IBM

    Warren Buffett said on Saturday he would not buy shares of technology giants Apple Inc or Google Inc but would not sell them short, and said International Business Machines Corp is a better investment for his company Berkshire Hathaway Inc .

  • Who are leading candidates to be Buffett's successor? Apr 19, 2012 09:01 AM IST

    Who are leading candidates to be Buffett's successor?

    Warren Buffett says that his recently diagnosed Stage One prostate cancer hasn't changed Berkshire Hathaway's succession plans at all.

  • Buffett: My succession plans have not changed Apr 18, 2012 08:15 PM IST

    Buffett: My succession plans have not changed

    Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett said Berkshire Hathaway's succession plans have not changed, despite his diagnosis of stage one prostate cancer.

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