Will Buffett arrive one day?

2015-01-22 14:43

The world’s most successful investor, Berkshire Hathaway chairperson Warren Buffett, is one of the few global business heavyweights yet to attend the WEF’s Davos meeting.


You versus Warren Buffett

2015-01-08 10:44

The average salary in SA rests at R27 453 annually. Just how does the average South African square up to investing powerhouse Warren Buffett?

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Buffett copycats risk a pounding

2014-10-23 09:35

Sharp drops in many of the stocks owned by Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway in recent weeks have hit the sprawling conglomerate's equity portfolio hard.

Buffett defends Coke, BNSF

2014-05-04 13:31

Billionaire Warren Buffett has defended his controversial vote on executive pay at Coca-Cola and disappointing performance at railroad BNSF.

Gates shines on Forbes rich list again

2013-09-16 21:00

Bill Gates has yet again topped the Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans list, which also shows that younger Americans are accumulating wealth at a faster clip.

Buffett makes $23bn Heinz deal

2013-02-14 19:54

3G Capital will buy HJ Heinz for $23.2bn in cash, a deal that combines 3G's ambitions in the food industry with Buffett's hunt for growth.

Buffett 'salivating' for more deals

2012-10-24 14:29

Berkshire Hathaway has had two acquisitions of around $20bn each fall through this year despite a willingness on both sides to do the deal, CEO Warren Buffett says.

Stars, political money mix at Obama dinner

2012-03-15 12:04

A giant state dinner for British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife has dished up a potent mix of celebrity glam, corporate heft and political money.

Soros joins Forbes billionaires list

2011-09-21 19:05

Investor George Soros has for the first time made the list of the 10 wealthiest Americans.

Buffett charity lunch sets new record

2011-06-13 16:09

The winner of a steak lunch with legendary investor Warren Buffett paid more than $2.35m for the privilege.

Old not always wise

2011-03-31 22:16

Stephen Mulholland on African leaders' jobs for life.

Global recovery taking hold: Buffett

2011-03-23 17:10

US billionaire investor Warren Buffett says the global economy is improving steadily, even if this is not happening as fast as people would like.

Gates, Buffett bid to open Indian wallets

2011-03-20 11:55

Two of the world's richest men, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, are set to visit India this week to persuade the country's super-wealthy to part with more of their cash.

Billionaires vow to give away wealth

2010-12-09 11:15

Another 17 US billionaires have pledged to give away at least half their fortunes in a philanthropic campaign led by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.

Jet Li to meet Gates, Buffett

2010-09-21 16:10

Chinese film star Jet Li has said he would meet Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to chat about charity work ahead of a banquet for China's super-rich.

Kopers trek kleinkoppie

2010-05-13 00:00

Beleggers het hulle die afgelope week behoorlik gewip vir ’n paar grotes. Tussen dié wat skielik besig is om in onguns te verval, is Warren Buffett se Berkshire Hathaway, Australië se reuse-mynboumaatskappy BHP Billiton en my gunsteling, British American Tobacco (BAT). En die Amerikaners is nie die minste lus om te luister na Lloyd Blankfein, uitvoerende hoof van Goldman Sachs, se “ek het nie geweet nie” en het in ’n stadium die aandeelprys lekker gelooi.

US shows economic muscle - Buffett

2010-05-03 17:01

Billionaire Warren Buffett says the US economy has begun to display real strength and those who can afford it, are spending more.


You versus Warren Buffett

2015-01-08 13:36

INFOGRAPHIC: How do you square up to this investing powerhouse?

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NetJets caught in China headwinds

2014-12-23 11:00

Investor Warren Buffett's NetJets has been caught by surprise by headwinds in China amid Beijing's austerity drive and a slowing economy.

Warren Buffett fund warning

2014-08-31 17:00

Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60bn from astute stock picking, but when he dies, the money he leaves will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index.

Gates back at No 1 on Forbes

2014-03-03 20:44

Bill Gates has reclaimed the top of the list of the world's richest people after a four-year hiatus, according to Forbes magazine.

Buffett's firm shakes up portfolio

2013-05-16 08:51

Warren Buffett's company has revealed new investments in Chicago Bridge & Iron and Starz, and sold off a stake in snack food maker Mondelez International.

Glimmer of hope for troubled US papers

2013-03-18 12:10

The US newspaper industry has seen some glimmers of hope after being battered for years, a prominent study has concluded.

Buffett bucks the trend, buys newspapers

2012-06-10 14:07

Unfazed by predictions of the death of newspapers, billionaire Warren Buffett is pumping more money into print.

Buffett diagnosed with cancer

2012-04-18 10:37

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has disclosed that he has stage 1 prostate cancer, but says his condition "is not remotely life-threatening".

Carlos Slim tops Forbes billionaires list

2012-03-07 19:48

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim retained his position atop Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's billionaires with an estimated worth of $69bn, placing him ahead of Bill Gates at $61bn and Warren Buffet.

Buffett defends proposed tax rate change

2012-01-26 07:49

Higher taxes for the wealthy would bring fairness to US taxpayers across the board, billionaire investor Warren Buffett says, backing Obama's proposed tax reform.

Buffett to invest $5bn in BofA

2011-08-25 17:32

Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will buy $5bn in preferred shares of beleaguered US banking giant Bank of America, the bank says.

Buffett heir quits over stock purchases

2011-03-31 11:00

The man widely seen as the successor to Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway has resigned after buying shares in a chemical company before pushing Buffett to acquire it.

Buffett: Japan quake 'buying opportunity'

2011-03-21 10:52

US billionaire investor Warren Buffett says a massive natural disaster won't hamper the Japanese economy and could prompt a new bout of stock buying.

Obama to meet with corporate titans

2010-12-15 10:00

President Barack Obama is set to meet with powerful CEOs, apparently seeking to mend ties with corporate America as he repositions after a mid-term election drubbing.

Jet Li to meet Gates, Buffett

2010-09-21 16:10

Chinese film star Jet Li has said he would meet Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to chat about charity work ahead of a banquet for China's super-rich.

40 US billionaires give half away

2010-08-04 22:50

Forty of America's billionaires and their families have pledged to give more than half of their fortune to charity in a drive organised by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.

Punishment time

2010-05-13 00:00

INVESTORS TURNED their backs on some of the big guns over the past week. Among those suddenly to fall out of favour are Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, giant Australian mining company BHP Billiton and my favourite, British American Tobacco (BAT). And the Americans have no inclination to pay heed to Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein’s “I didn’t know” – giving that share price a good beating at one stage. In brief, it looks as if the old investment advice “Sell in May and go away” will again

BYD launch hybrid car for public

2010-03-28 20:18

Chinese car and battery maker BYD Co, backed by US billionaire investor Warren Buffett, says it has started selling plug-in hybrid cars with solar panels to the public.

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