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    1. December 7, 2014

      MBAs need to understand the human factor

      As the financial crisis of 2008 recedes into memory it seems that many of the lessons have been learned well enough. We now...

    2. December 4, 2014

      Mistakes maketh the man

      We have a natural tendency as humans to focus on our past successes, not our mistakes. Sometimes – remember teenage diaries?...

    3. November 25, 2014

      The capitalists sold the mills and bought all our futures

      If you want to measure the capital possessed by a nation, there are two ways of doing it. One is to travel the length and...

    4. November 19, 2014

      Tractor makers feel the pinch as farm commodity prices fall

      Matt Burgener has just finished harvesting a record maize crop, and a near-record soyabean crop on his 2,200-acre central...

    5. November 16, 2014

      Buffett’s family business tests the ties that bind

      Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values , by Lawrence Cunningham, Columbia University Press, £19.95/$29.95...

    6. November 13, 2014

      P&G/Buffett: batteries included

      Empire building is the standard form of executive self-aggrandisement. Paradoxically, shrinking a business can be just as...

    7. November 13, 2014

      Warren Buffett powers up $4.7bn Duracell deal

      Berkshire Hathaway, the company run by billionaire Warren Buffett, has agreed to buy Procter & Gamble’s Duracell battery...

    8. November 7, 2014

      Tesco loss mars Buffett’s earnings growth

      Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway recorded a $678m loss on his Tesco investment in the third quarter, when the troubles of...

    9. FT Alphaville

      October 20, 2014

      The Sage gets what he wants at IBM - Update

      A brief reminder, amid the headlines about losses for the largest shareholder in IBM, that this is what Warren Buffett said...

    10. October 20, 2014

      US railroads struggle to get North Dakota crops from the fields

      There is no disguising the anxiety in the voices of Mark Larson, a farmer, and Jeremy Burkhart, a senior manager at CHS Sun...

    11. October 20, 2014

      IBM shares tumble as profits and sales fall

      IBM’s latest attempt to overhaul its century-old business in the face of one of the technology world’s periodic upheavals...

    12. October 19, 2014

      What’s with the long face? Low leverage

      Want to invest in safe, solid stocks with high cash balances and low leverage? Then choose companies run by chief executives...

    13. October 16, 2014

      Buffett cuts stake in Tesco to below 3%

      Warren Buffett has cut his stake in Tesco to below 3 per cent, just weeks after branding his investment in Britain’s biggest...

    14. October 13, 2014

      Warren Buffett rolls out the Berkshire Hathaway brand

      Warren Buffett plans to license the Berkshire Hathaway name to estate agencies in Europe and Asia, in the next phase of a...

    15. October 10, 2014

      Farewell to the fund manager?

      It’s already become a legendary piece of advice. One of the world’s greatest investors tells his adoring shareholders that...

    16. October 2, 2014

      Warren Buffett admits Tesco investment ‘a huge mistake’

      Clean-up in Aisle 7. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, staring at an $800m spillage from his stake in Tesco, admitted...

    17. 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...

    18. October 1, 2014

      Coca-Cola yields to investor pressure on pay

      Coca-Cola has yielded to activist pressure by watering down a controversial pay plan for senior executives, described as...

    19. September 30, 2014

      Private equity managers face growing competition for deals

      These days, private equity fund managers are not just jostling with other buyout houses, cash-rich multinationals and...

    20. September 26, 2014

      Wall Street meets its match in people power

      The protesters of Occupy Wall Street didn’t do it. The prosecutors and the regulators who have been poking around in the...

    21. September 25, 2014

      Mike Ashley’s yen for puts

      It seems unlikely that Warren Buffett would have stripped to Tom Jones’ ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’ in a Chinese restaurant...

    22. September 21, 2014

      Thomas Pritzker, Hyatt chairman: a billionaire with many faces

      Tom Pritzker sees himself as an entrepreneur and a good part of his $3.2bn fortune has indeed been the result of his own...

    23. FT Alphaville

      August 26, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Martin Wolf on what’s wrong with corporate governance - “The unemployment rate in the first half...

    24. August 26, 2014

      China’s BYD develops new electric car with Daimler

      BYD, the struggling Chinese automaker, has unveiled a new electric vehicle developed with Daimler of Germany as it attempts...

    25. August 26, 2014

      Warren Buffett defends Burger King’s tax deal

      Warren Buffett has defended his involvement in a tax inversion deal that will transfer Burger King’s headquarters to Canada...

    26. August 22, 2014

      Week in review, August 23

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Berkshire to pay $900,000 penalty over...

    27. August 14, 2014

      Utilities climb amid appetite for haven assets

      Utilities led a languid trading day as markets digested stagnant European economic activity as a drop in yields on German...

    28. August 14, 2014

      Buffett’s $200,000 Berkshire shares priced for the elite investor

      “Shareholder eugenics,” Warren Buffett once wrote, “might appear to be a hopeless undertaking” – but by refusing requests...

    29. August 10, 2014

      Mantra of passive dominance is dangerous

      Why has the rise of exchange traded funds and the death of traditional asset managers become the new mantra in asset...

    30. FT Alphaville

      August 5, 2014

      Small, or dancing on pinhead small?

      Ken Fisher, Forbes columnist and money manager billionaire, took to the pages of the FT in June to poke advocates for small...

    31. August 1, 2014

      Berkshire Hathaway admits BNSF standards slipped

      Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway said service on its US railway had fallen “below our internal standards”, after months...

    32. FT Alphaville

      July 28, 2014

      "Another two weeks and we’ll take out the 1929 instance"

      That’s permabear John Hussman, who simply refuses to capitulate. Some extracts from his latest letter… Make no mistake –...

    33. July 25, 2014

      Wall Street legend ‘Ace’ Greenberg dies

      Alan “Ace” Greenberg, a penny-pinching, cigar-chomping, card-trick-playing master of the trading floor who personified the...

    34. July 11, 2014

      Buffett, Gates and Adelson criticise Congress on immigration

      The investor Warren Buffett has joined forces with Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Sheldon Adelson, a casino mogul and...

    35. July 7, 2014

      Beware what wearable technology tells the market about CEO health

      While waiting in a big Manhattan hospital about 15 years ago, I glimpsed the chairman of one of the world’s biggest banks in...

    36. July 3, 2014

      Buffett praises Dimon on cancer disclosure

      Warren Buffett has praised the way that Jamie Dimon handled the public disclosure of his throat cancer diagnosis, saying...

    37. June 20, 2014

      How to value companies’ shares

      Building your own portfolio of shares can be fun and profitable. Individual investors are not subject to many of the...

    38. June 18, 2014

      Pimco joins push to get women on boards

      Bond fund house Pimco has joined the 30 Per Cent Club, an advocacy group, as part of an investor push to get more women on...

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