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    1. August 17, 2015

      Smart beta’s new kids on the index block

      “Can I create an algorithm to be Warren Buffett? No,” says Baer Pettit, head of index strategy at MSCI. “But over time,...

    2. August 14, 2015

      Week in Review, August 15

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Google transforms into new...

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    1. Brazil & the US 2013

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    1. August 12, 2015

      Alphabet can create a clever conglomerate

      After software engineering and financial engineering comes linguistic engineering. Google this week raised its market...

    2. August 10, 2015

      Warren Buffett: with precision

      Even for Warren Buffett, $37bn is a large sum of money. Yet the price he is paying for jet engine components maker...

    3. August 10, 2015

      Buffett buys relief from capital return pressures

      At most other companies, agitated shareholders would demand that at least some of a $67bn cash pile was distributed in...

    4. August 10, 2015

      Warren Buffett in deal to buy Precision Castparts for $32.5bn

      Warren Buffett struck the largest deal of his life as Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy engineering group Precision...

    5. August 9, 2015

      Warren Buffett closes in on his biggest deal

      Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is closing in on its biggest acquisition as it negotiates a deal worth about $30bn...

    6. August 8, 2015

      Berkshire Hathaway hit by weaker investment gains

      Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway made a paper profit of more than $700m in a matter of minutes on Friday, as it...

    7. July 28, 2015

      General Motors: on the Buffett table

      General Motors might have been better off staying private. And perhaps Warren Buffett is the man to return it to its...

    8. July 26, 2015

      Star fund managers defy their sell-by dates

      Last weekend I made the mistake of asking a three-year-old boy how old he was. Noah rolled his eyes and sighed audibly....

    9. June 26, 2015

      Bond proxies: Can you afford not to own them?

      “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price,” Warren Buffett...

    10. June 16, 2015

      AB InBev: one more deal for the road?

      A pint of beer contains a lot of water — but even more money. The latter observation set Jorge Paulo Lemann on a path...

    11. June 16, 2015

      IAG/Berkshire Hathaway: win-win?

      In the happy world of deal press releases, everyone is a winner. Back in the real world, one of the sides is always on...

    12. June 6, 2015

      Plenty to chew over at Buffett lunch

      The folks who successfully bid $2.3m for lunch with Warren Buffett can expect a convivial event filled with jokes,...

    13. June 2, 2015

      Warren Buffett adds new billionaires to ‘giving pledge’

      Warren Buffett forecast that US-style philanthropy is catching on among billionaires in other countries, as he unveiled...

    14. May 21, 2015

      Booker: boring but brilliant

      When good management meets a bad business, the business usually wins, Warren Buffett famously observed. Did Mr Buffett...

    15. May 19, 2015

      Klaus Schwab opens door for his Davos successor

      Davos Man, that icon of the global elite, has admitted he is not immortal. After more than four decades at the helm of...

    16. May 18, 2015

      Race for insurance assets picks up pace

      The Italian dynasty behind the carmaker Fiat seemingly has little in common with China’s largest privately owned...

    17. May 11, 2015

      Shed no tears for slow demise of the joint CEO-chair role

      Sometimes a species reaches the end of its natural existence. As its numbers dwindle, disappearance becomes inevitable...

    18. May 8, 2015

      The Ideas Column: Risk worth taking?

      The basic principle of all financial theory is deeply embedded in the investor psyche: more risk means more reward. It...

    19. May 6, 2015

      Buffett’s Chinese fans make Omaha pilgrimage to see the sage

      Among the tens of thousands of wannabe Warren Buffetts who converged on Omaha last weekend to listen to his utterances...

    20. May 5, 2015

      Hedge fund pay down as top 25 managers bank total of $11.6bn

      The world’s 25 best paid hedge fund managers earned a combined $11.62bn last year even as the industry suffered from...

    21. May 4, 2015

      Warren Buffett versus the hedge funds

      With three years to go, Warren Buffett is comfortably winning his charity bet that a low-cost index tracker would...

    22. May 3, 2015

      Global insurers should be supervised at scale

      As Warren Buffett hosted the jolly 50th anniversary shareholder meeting of Berkshire Hathaway in Omaha, Nebraska, this...

    23. May 3, 2015

      Warren Buffett forced to defend relationship with Brazil’s 3G Capital

      Berkshire Hathaway shareholders are expressing unease at the company’s deepening relationship with private equity group...

    24. May 1, 2015

      Berkshire Hathaway profits bolstered by rail operator BNSF

      Profits at Berkshire Hathaway’s railway operator, BNSF, jumped in the first months of this year, even as it poured...

    25. Business Blog

      May 1, 2015

      Berkshire's 2015 jamboree

      This Live Blog session closed at 03:31 on 3 May 2015.Berkshire Hathaway shareholders came out in record numbers to mark...

    26. May 1, 2015

      Woodstock of Capitalism’s odd couple

      Bill Gates is not expecting to triumph in his table tennis match this weekend. The Microsoft founder will once again be...

    27. April 30, 2015

      Quiz: When did Warren Buffett say it?

    28. April 26, 2015

      US share buybacks loot the future

      Observers of the US political scene complain about a dearth of leadership. The same is also true of the corporate...

    29. April 26, 2015

      The mystery of billionaires’ long marriages

      To be a billionaire, the first thing you need is a personality disorder. That is what I had always assumed, based on my...

    30. April 23, 2015

      Union Pacific growth held back by weaker coal and oil traffic

      The months-long disruption in US West Coast ports and falling traffic in coal and crude oil held back first-quarter...

    31. April 23, 2015

      Lazard revenues ride dealmaking wave

      Lazard hit new highs in the first quarter of this year, as the independent investment bank profited from its advisory...

    32. March 31, 2015

      Charter/ Bright House: harmonic convergence

      Despite resilient corporate debt markets, paying in stock is suddenly fashionable for big deals. Last week Warren...

    33. March 30, 2015

      US jobs report crowns active week ahead

      For investors the focus this week will probably switch from blockbuster corporate deals to economic and political...

    34. March 27, 2015

      Jorge Paulo Lemann, a lean, hungry mogul

      Jorge Paulo Lemann, Brazil’s richest man and founder of private equity firm 3G, is perhaps the least Brazilian of the...

    35. March 27, 2015

      Kraft Heinz will have to pass taste test

      Heinz ketchup, Oscar Meyer hot dogs, Kool-Aid, Jell-O and Kraft Singles processed cheese slices — it could be the...

    36. March 26, 2015

      Heinz-Kraft: Warren’s buffet

      It was easy to be sceptical: Warren Buffett and 3G paid a super-premium price to buy Heinz two years ago. It was hardly...

    37. March 26, 2015

      Warren Buffett wins two ways on Heinz

      Warren Buffett won two ways on the leveraged buyout of Heinz in 2013, doubling his money on his equity investment and...

    38. March 25, 2015

      Kraft deal offers glimpse into Berkshire’s future

      Warren Buffett turned Berkshire Hathaway into the second-largest company in the US by buying businesses and letting...

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