Berkshire shares jump after big profit gain as Buffett’s conglomerate nears $1 trillion valuation

Warren Buffett tours the grounds at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting in Omaha Nebraska. David A. Grogan | CNBC Berkshire Hathaway shares rose on Monday after Warren Buffett’s conglomerate posted strong earnings for the fourth quarter over the weekend. Berkshire’s Class A and B shares jumped more than 1.5%, each. Class A shares are … Read more

After doubts about Alibaba’s future, co-founder Joe Tsai says: ‘We’re back’

Trader works at the post where Alibaba is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., March 28, 2023. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is back on track to be a top market player after a period of pressure, co-founder Joe Tsai … Read more

Xiaomi bets on new EV SU7; targets potential 20 million premium users

Chinese consumer electronics company Xiaomi revealed Thurs., Dec. 28, 2023, its long-awaited electric car, but declined to share its price or specific release date. CNBC | Evelyn Cheng BEIJING – Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi believes it’s identified a consumer niche that will pay up for its upcoming electric car in a fiercely competitive market. “We … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) earnings Q4 2023

Warren Buffett ahead of the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder’s Meeting in Omaha, NE. David A. Grogan | CNBC Berkshire Hathaway on Saturday reported a big rise in operating earnings in the fourth quarter, thanks to huge gains in its insurance business, while its cash pile expanded to record levels. The Omaha-based conglomerate posted operating earnings … Read more

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: SQ, CVNA and more

In this photo illustration, the logo for the US tech firm “Block” is displayed and reflected in a number of digital screens on March 03, 2023 in London, England.  Leon Neal | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in extended trading. Intuit — Shares pulled back roughly 1% after the financial software company … Read more

China’s VC playbook is changing as U.S. IPO exits get tougher

A bank employee count China’s renminbi (RMB) or yuan notes next to U.S. dollar notes at a Kasikornbank in Bangkok, Thailand, January 26, 2023. Athit Perawongmetha | Reuters BEIJING — Venture capitalists in China that once rose to fame with giant U.S. IPOs of consumer companies are under pressure to drastically change their strategy. The … Read more

Hainan Airlines hands out Rokid AR glasses for in-flight entertainment

A passenger tries out a pair of Rokid AR glasses on a Hainan Airlines flight in China. Rokid BEIJING — Hainan Airlines this week started letting passengers on some routes use Rokid’s augmented reality glasses for free for in-flight entertainment, the tech startup announced Thursday. Chinese start-up Rokid claimed it’s the first time AR glasses … Read more

China’s central bank encourages local businesses to accept foreign payment cards

A coffee shop at Beijing Capital Airport shows customers can use Visa, Mastercard, the digital Chinese yuan and other payment methods. CNBC | Evelyn Cheng BEIJING — China is encouraging banks and local businesses to accept foreign bank cards and is considering other steps to make mobile pay for international visitors even easier, said Zhang … Read more

Clocktower’s chief strategist says Chinese stocks will likely rally 10%

An investor watches a board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing, China. Jason Lee | AP BEIJING — Chinese stocks will likely climb by at least 10% in coming days as authorities signal concerted support efforts, said Marko Papic, partner and chief strategist at Clocktower Group. Papic pointed in particular to Bloomberg’s … Read more

China’s new housing demand to drop by 50% in the next decade

Pictured here is a real estate project under construction in Huai’an, China, on Jan. 21, 2024. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images BEIJING — Demand for new housing in China is set to drop by around 50% over the next decade, making it harder for Beijing to quickly bolster the country’s overall growth. That’s according … Read more