Buffett's Berkshire says quarterly profit rises 15 pct
Feb 25 Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Saturday said fourth-quarter profit rose 15 percent from a year earlier, helped by gains from investments and derivatives.
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27
VIENNA - Alpbach economic conference in Vienna (to Aug. 29). Speakers:- Polish National Bank Governor Marek Belka, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny. ATHENS - French Former Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici is expected to meet Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos and Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 28
LUGANO, Switzerland - Swiss National Bank Vice President Jean-Pierre Danthine speaks at the UBS Session: The Role of Finance in Society - 1130 GMT. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
LJUBLJANA - Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia (to Sept. 2). Speakers:- Slovenia Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec, Slovenia President Borut Pahor, China's Former Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, Czech Republic First Deputy Foreign Minister Petr Drulak, Slovak Republic Deputy Prime Minister Miroslav Lajcak, Slovenia Defense Minister Roman Jakic, Republic of Macedonia Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki, Serbia Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) President Sir Suma Chakrabarti and European Investment Bank (EIP) President Werner Hoyer. STOCKHOLM - Meeting of the Executive Board of the Riksbank
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book of economic condition - 1800 GMT. LONDON - Bank of England holds Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting (to Sept. 4). FRANKFURT - ECB Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger gives a keynote speech "Countdown to November: European Supervision ready for liftoff" at "Banken im Umbruch" conference in Frankfurt - 0930 GMT. ADELAIDE - RBA Governor Glenn Stevens addresses the Committee for Economic Development of Australia Luncheon in Adelaide - 0320 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting (to Sept. 4). OTTAWA - Bank of Canada key policy interest rate announcement.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 PITTSBURGH, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks before an Economic Club of Pittsburgh luncheon - 1545 GMT. NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell speaks before a Money Marketeers of New York City dinner - 2215 GMT. FRANKFURT - ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement and news conference. LONDON - Bank of England interest rate decision.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 BOSTON - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks before the New Hampshire and Vermont Bankers Associations Annual Conference in Boston - 1945 GMT. HELENA, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota participates in a "Town Hall Forum with President Kocherlakota" - 0100 GMT. CERNOBBIO - ECB Executive Board member Peter Praet takes part in a panel discussion "The Economic Outlook" at the 40th Annual Forum "Intelligence on the World, Europe and Italy" organized by The European House Ambrosetti in Villa d'Este, Cernobbio (Lake Como), Italy - 0900 GMT.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 AMELIA ISLAND, United States - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks on the economic outlook before the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers 137th Annual Convention - 1415 GMT.
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NEW YORK, Feb 25 Berkshire Hathaway Inc Chairman Warren Buffett on Saturday offered his latest critique of fund managers, saying that "both large and small investors should stick with low-cost index funds."
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