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Google Partners with Indian Banks to Attract Users to Its Digital Payments Services

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Tuesday it is partnering with a handful of Indian banks to bring quick loans to the masses, as it aims to woo tens of millions of new internet users in the country to its digital …

Berkshire Invests $356M in One97, Parent of India’s Biggest Digital Payments Firm

Berkshire Hathaway Inc has acquired a 25 billion rupees ($356 million) stake in the parent of digital payments company Paytm, a source said, its first investment in an Indian startup as it moves into the financial payments sector. The conglomerate …

Amazon Weighs Formation of UK Insurance Comparison Website: Reuters

Amazon.com Inc is sounding out some of Europe’s top insurance firms to see if they would contribute products to a UK price comparison website in what would be a major foray by the U.S. online retail giant into the region’s …

What Will Buffett Do with Berkshire’s $111 Billion Cash Pile?

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. gave him more leeway to make stock buybacks last month. Now, after the company said its cash pile has swelled to $111 billion, some investors are wondering when they might reap the benefits. Berkshire’s second-quarter …

Berkshire’s Q2 Insurance Profit Rises to $943M Compared to Loss of $22M in Q2 2017

This year’s looking brighter for Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s insurance businesses after 2017’s hurricanes led to the first annual underwriting loss in more than a decade. Auto insurer Geico and the company’s namesake reinsurance business helped lift underwriting to a profit …

New Accounting Rule Could Serve Up Surprises at Buffet’s Berkshire Annual Meet

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. investors should get ready for a bumpy ride. Warren Buffett’s company is scheduled to report earnings Saturday morning before its annual meeting, and a new accounting rule could sink results. Berkshire is now required to report unrealized …

JPMorgan, Amazon, Berkshire Venture to Target Health Issues Using Data, Technology

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Amazon.com Inc., and Berkshire Hathaway will focus on the biggest health issues threatening the U.S. economy in their new joint venture, including aligning healthcare payments with employee health and addressing chronic diseases, CEO Jamie Dimon said …

Buffett Eyes ‘Huge’ Acquisitions But Not in Insurance

Warren Buffett on Saturday lamented his inability to find big companies to buy and said his goal is to make “one or more huge acquisitions” of non-insurance businesses to bolster results at his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc. In his annual …

3 Giants — Berkshire, Amazon, JPMorgan— to Form Joint Employee Health Venture

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are partnering to create an independent healthcare company for their U.S. employees that will be focused on improving employee satisfaction and reducing costs. The new venture will be “free from profit-making incentives …

Despite Insurance Losses, Berkshire Stock Joins Exclusive Club

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s stock price touched $300,000 for the first time on Monday, reflecting investors’ confidence in Warren Buffett’s conglomerate despite four straight quarters of lower operating profit. Crossing the $300,000 threshold put Berkshire’s Class A shares up 22.9 percent …