Charlie Munger

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Paul Coulson of Ardagh

You’ve got to hand it to Paul Coulson. The chairman and chief executive of Ardagh Group, maker of everything from beer bottles to cans for cold-brew c(...)

Berkshire Hathaway chairman and chief executive Warren Buffett  (left) and vice-chairman Charlie Munger during the virtual Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Warren Buffett told Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Saturday that he was surprised by the “red hot” US economic rebound and warned the company was (...)

Charles Munger: ‘It’s really stupid to have a culture which encourages as much gambling in stocks by people who have the mindset of racetrack bettors.’ Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Warren Buffett’s long-term business partner Charlie Munger doesn’t like the recent speculative frenzy in stocks like GameStop. “It’s really stupid to (...)

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway placed a $5.7bn (€4.8bn) bet on four US pharmaceutical stocks in the third quarter. File photograph: Getty

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway placed a $5.7 billion (€4.8 billion) bet on four US pharmaceutical stocks in the third quarter, as the billionaire(...)

Warren Buffett: Berkshire has now underperformed the S&P 500 over the last one-, five- and 10-year periods. Photograph: Getty Images

Are investors losing faith in Warren Buffett? High-profile hedge fund manager Bill Ackman revealed last week that he had sold his $1 billion stake in (...)

Mergers and acquisitions is a very risky business and the Thomas Cook debacle was not an isolated one. Photograph: Michael Probst/AP Photo

The recent collapse of Thomas Cook, undone by a huge debt pile dating back to a disastrous 2007 merger with MyTravel, is a reminder of an indisputable(...)

Warren Buffett, chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, has always argued buybacks make sense if a company is trading below its ‘intrinsic value’. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

US companies, flush with cash following Donald Trump’s corporate tax cuts, spent a record $930 billion on stock buybacks last year: a similar outlay i(...)

George Soros is among more than a dozen prominent US billionaires are calling for a new government tax on extreme wealth to help combat income inequality. Photograph:  Fabrice Coffrini / AFP/Getty Images

More than a dozen prominent US billionaires are calling for a new government tax on extreme wealth to help combat income inequality, provide funding f(...)

Berkshire Hathaway chief Warren Buffett ahead of the company’s annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday. Photographer: Houston Cofield/Bloomberg

Warren Buffett underlined his commitment to buy back shares of Berkshire Hathaway to the tens of thousands of shareholders at the company’s annual mee(...)

Berkshire Hathaway chief executive Warren Buffett. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway will struggle to clinch a big acquisition this year, the doyen of the investing world lamented in his annual lette(...)

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