Microsoft’s Activision deal

There was some head-scratching across the big tech and gaming worlds in January when Microsoft announced an agreement to buy Activision Blizzard, a leading videogame publisher, for $68.7 billion. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella framed its largest acquisition ever as a boost to the company’s growing metaverse strategy, even though Activision is best known for blockbuster games […]

Berkshire Shareholders Vote

Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders voted by an almost 9-to-1 margin to keep Warren Buffett as both chairman and chief executive, and his company regained compliance with New York Stock Exchange listing standards by reestablishing a majority of independent directors on its board. In a Wednesday regulatory filing, Berkshire said holders of 448,868 Class A shares opposed […]

Buffett Reveals Big Investments

Warren Buffett on Saturday used the annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway Inc to reveal major new investments including a bigger stake in Activision Blizzard Inc, while also railing against Wall Street excess and addressing the risks to his conglomerate of inflation and nuclear war. The meeting in downtown Omaha, Nebraska was Berkshire’s first welcoming shareholders since […]

Buffett Considers Inflation An Issue For Berkshire

Warren Buffett said on Saturday that inflation “swindles almost everybody” and that it was “extraordinary” how much inflation had been seen in Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s own businesses. Inflation has surged in the United States, hitting a new 40-year annualised high of 6.6 percent in March, and US Federal Reserve policymakers appear set to deliver a series of […]

Berkshire Annual Meeting 2022

At the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting 2022, chairman and CEO Warren Buffett and vice-chairman Charlie Munger were back at their game. They elaborated on their investment decisions, spoke about market trends and follies, and ribbed each other.  We pick some of the highlights from the event. “Stock markets have become a gamblers parlour” Buffett and Munger stressed on the erratic behaviour of the […]

Warren Buffett Faces Renewed Climate Change Challenge

Investors concerned about climate change have developed an effective playbook for getting companies to set more ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by pressuring, shaming and cajoling executives. But those tactics are not working on Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, which owns energy companies, a railway, insurance companies and other businesses that […]

Refiners Find New Investors in Buffett and Icahn

11 August 2012 – Gasoline refiners, shunned by investors because of falling demand and rising regulation, now count Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and billionaire Carl Icahn among shareholders as lower oil prices promise wider returns for fuel makers. Buffett’s Bet Buffett, Berkshire’s chairman and chief executive officer, said last month in an interview on […]

Warren Buffett Remains Optimistic On Housing And How To Benefit From It

10 August 2012- Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) saw its recent profits fall 9% on losses from its derivatives portfolio. However, these derivative losses are unrealized (i.e. he has not sold the position) and are long term positions in equity indexes in US, Europe and Japan with a maturity date of 2018 and later. Buffett, […]