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Financial Times (September 11)

2020/ 09/ 13 by jd in Global News

“To global portfolio managers, the Tokyo stock market has spent the past few years looking ever more like an old curiosity shop. Everyone knows there are bargains galore in there but who can be bothered to study the cluttered and poorly labelled shelves.” Perhaps Warren Buffett will finally show money managers the way into “overlooked Japan.”

 

Wall Street Journal (September 1)

2020/ 09/ 02 by jd in Global News

“Five venerable Japanese companies were sitting in the bargain bin in plain sight. It took a 90-year-old Warren Buffett to scoop them up.” His company Berkshire Hathaway bought “stakes in Japanese trading companies shunned by others, seeing low valuation and healthy dividends.” The stakes of about 5%, are in trading companies that “resemble none other than Berkshire Hathaway itself,” with “holdings in energy, mining and consumer goods, sometimes owning companies outright and other times taking smaller stakes.”

 

Boston Globe (October 2)

2011/ 10/ 03 by jd in Global News

Warren Buffett complained his tax rate was too low. He believes the wealthiest Americans have an obligation to pay more. In his honor, President Obama has proposed a minimum “Buffett tax’’ on the very rich. The Globe salutes Warren Buffet, contrasting him with other CEOs. Buffett is “a walking indictment of the puffed-up CEO who, in bad times, displaces blame in a torrent of MBA-speak – and takes home big bonuses no matter what.”

 

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