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timesofmalta.com February 13, 2018

Blockchain Venture Aims To Modernise Islamic Endowments

A new venture aims to use blockchain technology to modernise the management and investments of Islamic charitable endowments, called waqf, that would tap into a vast but underutilised pool of assets across the Muslim world. Singapore-based financial technology company Finterra has developed a crowdfunding platform that uses digital ledger technology, or blockchain, to create smart contracts that would be tied to specific waqf projects, said Finterra founder and chief executive officer Hamid Rashid.
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reuters.com 18 minutes ago

With $116b Cash, Buffett Says Berkshire Needs 'huge' Deals

NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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...
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livemint.com 48 minutes ago

Warren Buffett Warns Investors That Safe-looking Bonds Can Be Risky

Warren Buffett urges investors to stick with stocks even though they can be riskier in the short-term. : Billionaire investor Warren Buffett used his widely-read annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders on Saturday to again call out the wasteful fees that many money managers charge. He highlighted the risk of bonds and emphasized the importance of sticking with a simple investment strategy, rather than chasing returns.
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theatlantic.com 1 hour, 48 minutes ago

What Will Immigrant Advocates Give Up For Daca?

For years, activists have urged lawmakers to provide a path to citizenship for so-called "Dreamers," immigrants brought to the United States illegally as minors. They've staged sit-ins, protested at the steps of the Capitol, and organized rallies across the country. But the Trump administration's hardline stance has required advocate groups to go further and consider how much they're willing to concede to protect young undocumented immigrants--potentially at the expense of other immigrant groups.There are dozens of immigrant advocacy groups across the country, but the policies they defend can differ depending on the group of immigrants they're serving.
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theatlantic.com 1 hour, 48 minutes ago

The Florida Parkland Students Aren't Going Away

The aftermath of a mass shooting in the United States can feel like an all-too-familiar play.Act I: Some combination of grief and shock and terror ripples across the nation, accompanied by a deluge of news coverage.Act II: Gun-control advocates leverage the moment to call for stricter laws; those who oppose such restrictions offer their thoughts and prayers to victims but argue that gun control won't help.Act III: the inevitable deadlock. America moves on; America forgets. Nothing changes, except for those for whom everything has changed.
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reuters.com 2 hours, 48 minutes ago

Norwegian Wealth Fund Wants To Invest In German Mittelstand: Focus

FRANKFURT, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, wants to invest in German medium-sized private companies if the Norwegian government allows it to do so this year, its head Yngve Slyngstad told German magazine Focus.
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marketwatch.com 3 hours, 18 minutes ago

Warren Buffett Says Famous Hedge-fund Bet Delivered This Unexpected Lesson

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett took a victory lap Saturday after easily winning a famous 10-year, $1 million bet that a passively managed index fund could beat the returns on a selection of hedge funds.
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brisbanetimes.com.au 3 hours, 18 minutes ago

'acting Wife?': How Men Can Really Help Women In The Workforce

To get it wrong is to risk undermining one's professional reputation. : In 2014, when Today Show host Karl Stefanovic was conducting his sexism experiment, secretly wearing the same blue suit every day, I was regularly sitting beside him on Fridays for a segment known as "The Grill", in which female guests were invited to give their opinions on lifestyle, celebrity and other social issues.
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fortune.com 3 hours, 18 minutes ago

Warren Buffett Warns Of Safe-looking Bonds In Annual Letter | Fortune

"Performance comes, performance goes," Buffett wrote. "Fees never falter": Billionaire investor Warren Buffett used his widely-read annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders on Saturday to again call out the wasteful fees that many money managers charge. He highlighted the risk of bonds and emphasized the importance of sticking with a simple investment strategy, rather than chasing returns. The letter, which was notably shorter than in years past, meditated on the investing lessons that the Berkshire chairman and chief executive officer thinks people should take away from his charitable bet against Protege Partners.
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investors.com 4 hours, 18 minutes ago

Warren Buffett Letter: Stick With Stocks Even When Bonds Look Safe | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - Ibd

Buffett urged investors to stick with stocks even though they can be riskier in the short-term. : Billionaire investor Warren Buffett used his widely-read annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) shareholders on Saturday to again call out the wasteful fees that many money managers charge. He highlighted the risk of bonds and emphasized the importance of sticking with a simple investment strategy, rather than chasing returns.
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thestreet.com 4 hours, 48 minutes ago

Warren Buffett Through The Years: The Oracle Of Omaha's Best Investing Quotes

Click to view a price quote on BRK.A. Click to research the Insurance industry. : Every year, billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) leader Warren Buffett graces mere mortals with his outlook on the market, plans for the company and general sagacity. In a practice Buffett has insisted upon fore more than fifty years, he releases a letter to Berkshire shareholders riddled with market wisdom and investing tips. Buffett will release the 2017 letter to investors on Saturday. Many market watchers are keen to pick up details for his plans to name an eventual successor.
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