Last year was a "subpar" year for Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, the investor has told shareholders.
Like this page on Facebook for updates
Saturday 20 August 2011
Warren Buffett's complaint that he (and lots of other wealthy individuals) don't pay enough tax has prompted some withering attacks from those who do not share his views.
Saturday 20 August 2011
Hard-up families were hit by a major banking blow this week. Royal Bank of Scotland - which owns NatWest - said it will ban customers with basic accounts from using cashpoints operated by other banking groups.
Thursday 18 August 2011
Sunday 14 August 2011
Saturday 13 August 2011
The man who pays his way
Sunday 07 August 2011
Friday 05 August 2011
Less than 18 months after fattening up with the acquisition of Cadbury, Kraft plans to slim back down by jettisoning scores of its older food brands. The split, announced by Kraft chief executive Irene Rosenfeld yesterday, puzzled many analysts, but it sent Kraft shares sharply higher.
Sunday 17 July 2011
Friday 15 July 2011
Given that it is only 48 hours since it was told off by a European court for not doing enough to prevent the sale of counterfeit goods on its site, eBay ought to take a look at a listing posted yesterday. "BSkyB – relisted due to time waster," it reads. The current bid is just shy of £1m, which looks pretty good value given the heady valuations this company has recently reached. But should you be interested, bear in mind that you'll have to share ownership with a rough crowd.
Saturday 09 July 2011
I'm not sure if Richard Curtis himself could improve upon the styling of Duke of Uke, the little ukulele shop in Spitalfields. A quaint London street, an old-fashioned store front, a shop piled up with instruments, music stands and a large black and white photograph of George Formby over the counter.
Saturday 18 June 2011
Our answer to Warren Buffett?
He always has been. Mr Bolton, now 61, was hired by Fidelity at the age of 29 and ran its Special Situations Fund for 28 years before stepping down in 2007. He made an average return of 20 per cent a year.
Saturday 11 June 2011
An anonymous bidder has won a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett in an ebay auction - to the tune of $2.3m (£1.4m).
Thursday 26 May 2011
Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, faces a new confrontation with Chancellor George Osborne today after warning that Britain could face the “bomb” of a second financial emergency.
Thursday 19 May 2011
Godfrey Bloom, the economist who is now the UKIP MEP for Yorkshire, has got himself worked up over the European Parliament's backing for new corporate governance rules requiring companies to do more to promote women to top jobs. "I feel it my duty to warn all my old City colleagues that amongst other proposals, special gender discrimination is on its way to City boards," he says. "So line up your token women everyone." It's fair to say the MEP has a little form on this issue, once telling an interviewer that "no self-respecting small businessman with a brain in the right place would ever employ a lady of child-bearing age".
- 1 What, let gays get married? We must be bonkers
- 2 Rocky Horror star Tim Curry 'suffers major stroke'
- 3 Exclusive: How MI5 blackmails British Muslims
- 4 Lord of the Sings: Sir Christopher Lee, 91, to release heavy metal album
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Get the latest on The Evening Standard's campaign to get London's children reading.
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.