This story has been updated throughout to reflect this year's sales forecast.
This version deleted an incorrect reference made by a conference participant that about 10 percent of Blackstone investors are African. A Blackstone spokeswoman said "much less than 10 percent" of its investors are African.
This story has been updated to reflect accurate estimates for Twitter's revenue.
This story has been changed to reflect that Timothy Ash is head of emerging market research at Standard Bank.
Oracle's second-quarter earnings forecast has been updated to reflect the impact of a 1-cent gain from currency exchange rates, which analysts also consider in compiling their estimates.
This story has been updated to reflect the proper exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the New Zealand dollar.
This post was updated on September 17th. An earlier version incorrectly stated that Packaging Corp. acquired Boise Cascade when the company, in fact, acquired Boise Inc.
This story has been updated to reflect that certain comments on Larry Summers were made by Michael Farr.
An earlier version of this story provided the wrong start date for the Fed meeting.
An earlier version of this story provided an inaccurate figure for the amount of people doing due diligence.