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  • SEOUL, Feb 27- South Korea's acting president Hwang Kyo- ahn will not extend the current special prosecutor's investigation into an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye, Hwang's office said on Monday. Hwang's spokesman Hong Kwon- heui said during a televised briefing that the special prosecution probe had served its purpose...

  • BEIJING— China needs to do more to stop risky behavior in its stock market, a regulator said Sunday, following a 2015 collapse in share prices and complaints investors are engaged in a dangerous new round of speculative buying. Regulators need to stop "blind expansion" by financial firms, the deputy chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, Li Chao,...

  • Feb 25- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders might have been forgiven on Saturday for looking at the company's annual report and wondering why some $56 billion of cash appeared to vanish. In his annual shareholder letter, Buffett said Berkshire has about $86 billion of cash and equivalents, roughly triple the $28 billion shown on the cash flow statement.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- Billionaire Warren Buffett, whose stock picks over several decades have enriched generations of Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders, delivered a black eye to the investment industry on Saturday, urging ordinary investors to buy plain-vanilla index funds. Known to fans as "the Oracle of Omaha," he estimated that the search for outperformance...

  • DUBAI, Feb 25- The chairman of Dubai Holding, the investment vehicle of the emirate's ruler and a major force in developing the Dubai economy, has resigned to focus on his role in the national government, the conglomerate said on Saturday. As head of Dubai Holding since its founding in 2004, Mohammed Abdullah al-Gergawi came to oversee a $35 billion portfolio of...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- Billionaire Warren Buffett, whose stock picks over several decades have turned Berkshire Hathaway Inc into one of the most successful conglomerates, delivered another black eye to the investment industry on Saturday, saying investors should "stick with low-cost index funds." Buffett, whose annual letter is scrutinized by investors who...

  • Net income rose to $6.29 billion, or $3,823 per Class A share, from $5.48 billion, or $3,333 per share, in the comparable quarter the previous year. Quarterly operating profit fell 6 percent to $4.38 billion, or $2,665 per share, from $4.67 billion, or $2,843 per share. Operating profit rose just 1 percent to $17.58 billion, despite January's $32.1 billion purchase of...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Warren Buffett's company says fourth-quarter profit improved 15 percent, but most of the gains came from the paper value of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.' s investments and derivatives contracts. Berkshire said it earned $6.29 billion, or $2.55 per Class B share. That's up from $5.48 billion, or $3.65 per Class B share.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- Billionaire Warren Buffett, whose stock picks over several decades have turned Berkshire Hathaway Inc into one of the most successful conglomerates, delivered another black eye to the investment management industry on Saturday, saying investors should "stick with low-cost index funds." During the financial crisis, Buffett bet a founder of the...

  • *Two senior Samsung Group execs offer to resign- Yonhap. SEOUL, Feb 24- Tech giant Samsung Electronics is tightening board oversight on donations while two senior Samsung Group executives reportedly offered to resign, as the conglomerate struggles with the fallout from a graft scandal that led to its leader's arrest. The flagship of South Korea's top...

  • TOKYO, Feb 24- Toshiba Corp said on Friday it was not aware that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse was considering seeking protection from creditors, an option analysts say could put the entire TVs-to-construction conglomerate at risk if exercised now. In theory, it could help the Japanese firm draw a line under problems at Westinghouse that have resulted in a...

  • TOKYO, Feb 24- Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp said on Friday it was not aware that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse was considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A Chapter 11 filing could help Toshiba draw a line under a decade-long U.S. nuclear venture that has pushed the Japanese group to the brink, forcing it to offer a majority stake in its...

  • The flagship of South Korea's top conglomerate Samsung Group has been at the centre of an influence-peddling scandal that led South Korea's parliament to impeach President Park Geun-hye in December. Jay Y. Lee, third-generation leader of Samsung Group and Samsung Electronics' vice chairman, was arrested last week after being named a suspect by the South...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- Warren Buffett, widely considered one of the world's best investors, is likely to tout the merits of passive investing this weekend to readers of his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders. The letter, slated for release around 8 a.m. EST on Saturday, will probably focus on familiar themes for the 86- year-old Buffett, with many...

  • DUBLIN, Feb 23- Packaging conglomerate Ardagh Group is well advanced with plans to launch an initial public offering and intends to float on the New York Stock Exchange later this quarter, chairman Paul Coulson said on Thursday. The Luxemburg- based supplier of glass and metal containers, controlled by Irish billionaire Coulson, said last year that it planned to...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks wobbled Thursday as investors changed course and tempered their expectations for faster economic growth. Industrial companies, which have surged over the last few months, finished lower as Wall Street focused on gold, bonds, and companies that pay big dividends. Industrial companies have made big gains since November as investors expect the...

  • HANOI, Feb 22- Vietnam on Wednesday named for the first time 11 government, provincial and industry officials as being responsible for one of its worst environmental disasters, caused by a unit of Taiwan conglomerate Formosa Plastics. The Communist Party Inspection Commission's announcement, carried by the government news website, is the first time Vietnam...

  • *Toshiba urged by banks to sell majority of chip unit- sources. TOKYO, Feb 21- Japan's Toshiba Corp wants to raise at least 1 trillion yen by selling most of its flash memory chip business, seeking to create a buffer for any fresh financial problems, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said. The beleaguered conglomerate was pressured to abandon an initial...

  • *Potential buyers to be tapped in India, Japan, Middle East. SINGAPORE/ NEW DELHI/ BEIJING, Feb 21- China's Sinochem is exploring the sale of its 40 percent stake in Brazil's Peregrino offshore oilfield, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters, a deal that could see the state-owned conglomerate walk away from what was once touted as a key overseas asset...

  • *Potential buyers to be tapped in India, Japan, Middle East. SINGAPORE/ NEW DELHI/ BEIJING, Feb 21- China's Sinochem is exploring the sale of its 40 percent stake in Brazil's Peregrino offshore oilfield, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters, a deal that could see the state-owned conglomerate walk away what was once touted as a key overseas asset because...