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Mar 5, 2015

The $62bn secret of Warren Buffett’s success

Berkshire Hathaway group is savvy when it comes to deferring tax. Total of deferred taxes reported by the company for the end of 2014 is more than five times the level of a decade ago, following Mr Buffett’s move into more capital intensive businesses

Mar 5, 2015

Exxon CEO says oil prices will stay low

Chief executive Rex Tillerson says world should prepare for period of weak oil prices. He mentions that oil prices had crashed because demand growth in China and elsewhere had slowed, while US supplies were 'coming like a freight train'

Mar 5, 2015

US banks face profit threat from shadow financing

Goldman analysts said that the shadow sector is being buoyed by new technology, low interest rates and post-financial crisis regulation that has squeezed traditional banking businesses, with consumer, mortgage and leveraged lending especially vulnerable

Mar 5, 2015

Luxury online fashion retailer Farfetch valued at $1bn

Deal is another illustration of how London’s tech scene is beginning to attract large cheques to back its global ambitions, particularly from Silicon Valley’s top investors. But is London’s start-up scene overheating?

Mar 5, 2015

Samsung: Ring the changes

South Korean group hopes the Galaxy S6 will help revitalise its fortunes as it shifts focus to the ‘internet of things’. The push beyond hardware has so far had limited success, despite huge investment. One major software project has been Tizen, an alternative operating system to Android

Mar 5, 2015

Bonus feature: When good greed goes bad and what to do about it

Money and status are strong motivators that can be destructive. While envy fuels greed, being curious about how others have attained success can promote healthy ambition, says psychotherapist and business consultant Naomi Shragai

Mar 5, 2015

Bonus video: Aviva fine and its effect on fund managers

FTfm examines the impact on the fund management arm of insurer Aviva of an £18m penalty by the FCA for failing to prevent ‘abusive practices’, and discuss whether similar abuses may be uncovered at other fund managers. The fine relates to a practice known as "cherry picking" - learn more

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