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    1. October 2, 2014

      When lender is Wonga no longer, moral ambiguity will relocate

      Andy Haste, group chairman and chief disinfectant of Wonga, has dumped the geriatric puppets that advertised the payday...

    2. FT Alphaville

      January 20, 2014

      Warren Buffett, management consultant

      The consequence of his incredible success finally caught up with Warren Buffett last year. At its 44th attempt, the S&P 500...

    1. Business Blog

      September 11, 2013

      Offensive tweets show why old rules still apply to new media

        It’s time to scotch the idea that because Twitter is a new medium, it requires companies to adopt entirely novel rules of...

    2. May 5, 2013

      Buffett is probed on Berkshire succession

      The first shareholder question to Warren Buffett on Saturday morning was gentle, but with a mild preamble of complaint. The...

    3. May 4, 2013

      Berkshire Hathaway profits up more than 50%

      Berkshire Hathaway said first-quarter profits had jumped more than 50 per cent from the year-ago period because of insurance...

    4. May 1, 2013

      Warren Buffett pays $2bn for control of Israeli group

      Berkshire Hathaway, the $262bn conglomerate controlled by Warren Buffett, will pay $2bn to acquire the remaining 20 per cent...

    5. March 3, 2013

      Buffett sees opportunity in uncertainty

      Shareholders in Berkshire Hathaway hoping for a window into the future for the $250bn conglomerate in its chairman’s annual...

    6. March 1, 2013

      Buffett on safari for another big deal

      Warren Buffett said that his “subpar” investment performance in 2012 was a disappointment but that he and Berkshire Hathaway...

    7. July 29, 2012

      Buffett’s model seems inimitable

      Warren Buffett is often held up as the heroic asset manager who proves it is possible to outperform through a relatively...

    8. June 8, 2012

      California to vote on school aid tax rise

      From the first commercial satellites and clean-air laws to curb auto emissions, to trail-blazing Silicon Valley companies...

    9. May 29, 2012

      Competing tax plans try California voters

      They do things differently in California. While other governments agonise over using taxes to balance the books, in the...

    10. May 6, 2012

      Fans flock to ‘Woodstock of capitalism’

      Omaha locals Angela and Clinton Rushing are Warren Buffett fans who have not missed a Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting...

    11. May 6, 2012

      Buffett urges patience on share price

      The annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway in Omaha, Nebraska, is as much like a family gathering as any corporate event...

    12. February 26, 2012

      Secrets and the Sage of Omaha

      Warren Buffett has earned his investors’ trust in decades spent building the cowboy boot to cargo train conglomerate he...

    13. February 25, 2012

      Warren Buffett chooses his successor

      Warren Buffett said for the first time that he has identified a successor to replace him as chief executive of Berkshire...

    14. August 14, 2011

      Rail chief prepares for the long haul

      If Matt Rose, chief executive of the second-biggest railroad network in the US, felt a little intimidated by the...

    15. April 30, 2011

      Buffett admits to mishandling Sokol affair

      Warren Buffett admits to shareholders at this year’s Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting that he should have asked more...

    16. April 28, 2011

      Buffett cannot run everything himself

      Warren Buffett is famed for his business acumen and his straight talking on financial topics. But the resignation of David...

    17. April 28, 2011

      Seven tricky questions for Mr Buffett

      Until this week, only one topic was off-limits for questions to Warren Buffett at Saturday’s annual gathering of Berkshire...

    18. April 28, 2011

      Sokol ‘glitch’ casts cloud over Berkshire AGM

      How did a “glitch” by an executive whose contributions to Berkshire Hathaway had been “extraordinary” become a possible...

    19. April 8, 2011

      I’m turning my back on boring Buffett

      Back in 2005 after a visit to Warren Buffett’s shareholders’ meeting, I wrote an article in which I was mildly critical. I...

    20. April 6, 2011

      Buffett needs to stop flying solo

      I once hitched a ride on a Gulfstream jet (purely for research purposes, obviously) and enjoyed the experience of being...

    21. March 31, 2011

      Sokol defends Lubrizol stock deal

      David Sokol, who unexpectedly resigned from Berkshire Hathaway this week, defended his decision to purchase stock in a...

    22. February 28, 2011

      Buffett’s exceptional style of leadership

      I once wrote a column headlined “Buffett deserves his D-grade”. It prompted a one-line e-mail from Jim Cramer, the CNBC...

    23. February 26, 2011

      Buffett on lookout for acquisitions

      If investors were hoping that Warren Buffett would finally lay out a clear succession strategy in his annual letter to...

    24. January 7, 2011

      All that glisters is not gold

      Charlie Munger, half of the brains trust at Berkshire Hathaway, recently said that his disdain for gold stems from the lack...

    25. October 10, 2010

      Grumpy old men do have their uses

      It is no surprise to see sections of the media working up steam about the latest comments made by Charlie Munger, the...

    26. October 5, 2010

      Spending can be better than giving

      From Mr Edward Vale. Sir, There is suggestion implicit in John Woods’ letter (October 4) that it is despicable for the top...

    27. August 27, 2010

      Buffett’s Berkshire to buy out Wesco

      Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has offered to buy the remaining shares it does not already own in Wesco Financial, a...

    28. May 3, 2010

      Buffett warns on derivatives legislation

      Warren Buffett has stepped up his warnings over the impact of any move by the US Congress to bring in retroactive rules on...

    29. May 2, 2010

      Buffett warns on derivatives legislation

      Warren Buffett has stepped up his warnings over the impact of any move by the US Congress to bring in retroactive rules on...

    30. May 1, 2010

      Buffett stands behind Goldman Sachs

      Warren Buffett offered a strong defence of Goldman Sachs at his annual shareholders meeting arguing that clients lost money...

    31. December 6, 2009

      Buffett on sale

      Value is in the eye of the beholder, even when valuing value investors. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway can now be had...

    32. November 4, 2009

      Omaha's sage makes 'all-in' bet on BNSF

      Size aside, Berkshire Hathaway's proposed acquisition of Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad is about as typical a Warren...

    33. November 4, 2009

      Omaha's sage makes 'all-in' bet on solid enterprise

      Size aside, Berkshire Hathaway's proposed acquisition of Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad is about as typical a Warren...

    34. November 4, 2009

      Rail move sends important signal to investors

      When Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's chief aide, addressed the 2007 shareholder meeting of one of the companies in the...

    35. November 3, 2009

      Omaha’s sage makes ‘all-in’ bet on BNSF

      Size aside, Berkshire Hathaway’s proposed acquisition of Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad is about as typical a Warren...

    36. November 3, 2009

      Buffett sends important signal in rail move

      When Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s chief aide, addressed the 2007 shareholder meeting of one of the companies in the...

    37. FT Alphaville

      September 17, 2009

      The Sage's sartorial splendour, Chinese-style

      We all know that any whiff of interest from uber-investment guru Warren Buffett puts a rocket under any stock, and that many...

    38. July 15, 2009

      Sight as rare as igloos on the equator

      From Mr Nigel Lanning. Sir, When you get to my age it’s easy to turn into the archetypal Grumpy Old Man. However, I’m...

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