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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Don't write off Warren Buffett, despite recent failures of judgment

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Don't write off Warren Buffett despite recent failures Warren Buffett's failure to beat the stock market in four of the past five years has raised the issue ... But it was a loss. We never again had so reliable an indicator in Asian markets. Warren Buffett is of a different class. He is the sort of guru who consistently gets its right. My rule in these matters still ...

  2. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Berkshire's Warren Buffett says US housing market 'coming back'

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 05:06am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Housing sector improving but billionaire thinks equilibrium point has yet to be reached US market on the road to recovery, says Buffett Business magnate Warren Buffett says ... and houses. Some of those businesses have expanded in recent years through acquisitions as the industry recovers from the worst slump in seven decades. Buffett, 83, has been predicting a real estate ...

  3. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Warren Buffett's bubble cash-out strategy revealed in 38-year-old letter

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... James Saft A letter from the legendary investor written 38 years ago details his view on pension funds Warren Buffett's bubble cash-out strategy revealed Here is Warren Buffett ... letter from Buffett to Washington Post owner Katharine Graham on the subject offers new insight into how early Buffett was to grasp both the difficulties of pension fund management ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - COMMENT

    Buffett builds US$55b green pile as individual investors cut cash holdings

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:17am by James Saft

    ... James Saft Large holdings allow Berkshire's boss to make an investment when the right deal comes along and give him protection against the downside Buffett bucks trend with US$55b cash pile Individual investors have been cutting back on cash in portfolios, the exact reverse of what Warren Buffett has been doing at Berkshire Hathaway. Who do you think has got it right? ...

  5. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Buffett sets new goal after missing five-year target

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Berkshire chairman says he can beat the S&P index over the course of stock market cycles Buffett upbeat despite missing target Warren Buffett says his performance ... Index from the end of 2008 to last year, the company's annual report showed on Saturday. It is the only five-year period that has happened since Buffett took control in 1965. Still, ...

  6. Business - Companies - GENDER

    Take more of the glory, Buffett tells corporate women

    Posted May 04th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Investor says first wife and late Washington Post chief Katharine Graham among his role models Take more of the glory, Buffett tells corporate women Warren Buffett, chairman ... they do," Buffett, 82, said at the University of Nebraska Omaha. "You can't put limitations on yourself." The billionaire investor spoke to students, answering questions from audience ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government could save lives by raising cigarette taxes

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... along the lines of we'll help with your dirty air in Beijing if you do something about the hot air around the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands?   Banking on Buffett Why has Warren Buffett's pursuit of the food business Heinz pushed up food stocks on the Shanghai stock exchange? Buffett has appalling taste when it comes to food, enjoying Coca-Cola and burgers. But his instinct ...

  8. Business - China Business - COMPANY VISIT

    Fosun takes a leaf out of Warren Buffett’s book

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:51am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Fosun International is looking to emulate Warren Buffett and use cheap cash for investments, as seen with its acquisition of a Portuguese insurer Cashing ... its sights on a new growth target: chasing Warren Buffett. Rather than following what Buffett is selling and buying in the stock markets, the Shanghai-based conglomerate hopes to copy ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys US$3.5 billion of ExxonMobil shares

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 11:51am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway disclosed on Thursday a new US$3.45 billion stake in ExxonMobil, after buying 40.1 million shares in the world’s largest publicly traded oil ... in the last three and five years. That makes it a typical Warren Buffett holding.” The Exxon purchase was disclosed in a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing that detailed US$92 billion ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    Swiss Re to accept US$610m to end dispute with Warren Buffett

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 03:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Zurich Swiss Re, one of the world’s biggest insurers, on Thursday said it had settled a dispute with billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway over a 2010 life retrocession deal, and would accept a settlement of US$610 million (HK$4.7 billion) from the US company. Swiss Re said in a statement it had agreed to take back some of the risks covered ...




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