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Warren Buffett distracts from ‘mind-numbing’ earnings

AS a larger-than-life CEO, Warren Buffett tends to overshadow anything happening within his US$500bil conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Case in point: An entirely inconsequential charity lunch that’s been cancelled between the billionaire and a Chinese cryptocurrency entrepreneur has gotten far more attention than quarterly earnings report from Berkshire will.

Buffett lunch mystery deepens as his date apologises to society

PORTLAND: Chinese cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun, who cited health issues in postponing his charity lunch with Warren Buffett this week, issued a broad apology to just about everyone for touting the plan to dine with one of America’s richest people, noting it raised concerns among authorities.

Please leave your wallet at home

IMAGINE going more than a year without carrying cash on your person. No money at all, just your smartphone and credit cards.

BToto is sole eligible bidder of Philippines lottery system

PETALING JAYA: Berjaya Philippines Inc has emerged as the only bidder eligible for the five-year lease of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) lottery system through its subsidiary Philippine Gaming Management Corp (PGMC).

Amazon founder Bezos' divorce final with US$38bil settlement

Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos' divorce from his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, was finalised by a Seattle-area judge on Friday, paving the way for her to receive US$38.3bil (RM158.4bil) worth of Amazon stock, Bloomberg reported.

Berjaya Sports Toto's growth may be unsustainable, says Affin Hwang

KUALA LUMPUR: Affin Hwang Capital research is sceptical over the sustainability of Berjaya Sports Toto Bhd's growing market share from the recent crackdown on illegal operators.

Coal gets US$64bil lifeline from G20 governments led by China

London: Asian governments are stepping up their support for coal-fired power plants, handing a lifeline worth US$64bil a year to an industry struggling to maintain investment from private investors.

For US$60,000, Harvard teaches rich kids how to do good

On a crisp morning last October, a few dozen students with wildly diverse backgrounds and expertise filed into the red-brick building of Harvard University’s Kennedy School. Three things united them: they were young, they wanted to do good and they were all staggeringly wealthy.

Turning boats into bags, refugee stitches together life in Greece

BENT over a sewing machine, Fariba Amini stitches her latest design using the unlikeliest of fabrics: a sheet from a discarded rubber dinghy, like the one that brought her and thousands more refugees to Greece.