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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 5 Mar (Thurs) – How to follow in Warren Buffett’s big footsteps: It boils down to three precepts: be patient, be private and be peculiar

Life 

  • How to follow in Warren Buffett’s big footsteps: It boils down to three precepts: be patient, be private and be peculiar: FT
  • Warren Buffett’s Two Tips on Building Successful Businesses – Pass Them Along: Forbes
  • Tech adoption at the top: analogue dogs need digital masters; how executives can reboot themselves and their companies: FT
  • When good greed goes bad and what to do about it; Money and status are strong motivators that can be destructive: FT
  • Olam CEO Sunny Verghese Says Short Sellers Have Role in Markets; Attacks on companies acceptable if made with ‘integrity’, says Verghese: WSJ
  • Y Combinator’s Sam Altman On The Elements Of A Successful Startup: Techcrunch
  • Day traders: “The chances they’ll end up a winner is less than the parts in a warehouse spontaneously assembling themselves into a beautiful girl.”: DailySpeculation
  • The East India Company: The original corporate raiders: Guardian
  • How the Kochs Wasted a Fortune: Bloomberg

Investing Process

  • Reply to CFO of SGX-Listed China Environment (CENV SP) on report “Potential Accounting Tunneling Fraud at China Environment?”: AsianExtractor
  • Changjiang Fertilizer chairman’s leave of absence prompts queries; Firm ‘unable to take a view’ whether chairman’s ‘personal matters’ will affect his character and integrity as a director: BT
  • 21 inspiring quotes about markets and investing chosen by a top economist: BI
  • How a 25-Year-Old Investor Spurred Lumber Liquidators’ Plunge: Bloomberg
  • Revenue recognition: New differences emerging: JOA
  • The $62bn deferred tax secret of Warren Buffett’s success: FT

Greater China

  • Reply to CFO of SGX-Listed China Environment (CENV SP) on report “Potential Accounting Tunneling Fraud at China Environment?”: AsianExtractor
  • Chinese state media suggests retired general Guo Boxiong may be next to fall, after son comes under graft probe: SCMP
  • China Rongsheng Suspends Warrant Issue as Investor Detained: Bloomberg
  • Running after unpaid debts in China becoming difficult – Coface: SCMP
  • Shanghai’s Free-Trade Zone Fails to Impress U.S. Companies: WSJ
  • Foxconn Launches New E-Commerce Platform in China: WSJ
  • Hanergy’s Li Hejun leaps to top of Forbes’ Chinese rich list: FT
  • Noble with an iron helm: Communist Party’s buzzword du jour: WCT
  • China’s Factories Are Building a Robot Nation: Caixin
  • Liquidity evaporates in China as ‘fiscal cliff’ nears: Telegraph
  • How Alibaba’s U.S. IPO Got the Company Ordered Out of Taiwan: Bloomberg
  • China Loses Millionaires as Wealthiest Tempted Overseas: Bloomberg
  • Macau Crackdown Brings Windfall for Casinos From South Korea to Cambodia: Bloomberg

India

  • Biocon founder is India’s fourth-richest woman: FT
  • Dilip Shanghvi overtakes Mukesh Ambani as richest Indian: Moneycontrol
  • Modi Gives Last Chance for India Tax Evaders in $2 Trillion Hunt: Bloomberg
  • In Mumbai, Eating That Steak Could Cost 5 Years in Jail: Bloomberg

Japan & Korea

  • Samsung: Ring the changes: The South Korean group hopes the Galaxy S6 will help revitalise its fortunes as it shifts focus to the ‘internet of things’: FT
  • Robots Take Tokyo as High-Frequency Equity Infiltration Hits 70%: Bloomberg

ASEAN

  • Reply to CFO of SGX-Listed China Environment (CENV SP) on report “Potential Accounting Tunneling Fraud at China Environment?”: AsianExtractor
  • Foreign Portfolio Investors Lose Faith in Indonesia’s Ability to Support the Rupiah: JG
  • Astro wins a stunning reversal in legal battle with Lippo in HK: ST

Macro

  • Tax havens linked to more than 40,000 London property; The secrecy surrounding foreign owners of high-value London properties has long given rise to suspicions of hidden corruption and money-laundering. FT
  • Foreign companies registered in offshore tax havens like the British Virgin Islands own 36,342 buildings in London that could be used for illegal purposes, a report by Transparency International said: NYT
  • Watchdog’s Hunt Is Short on ‘Wolves’; Finra program hasn’t barred any brokers tied to Stratton Oakmont from ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ fame: WSJ
  • EQT is considering a sale of Classic Fine Foods, a Singapore-based importer and food distributor, in a US$300 million deal, joining the list of private-equity firms looking to exit investments in Asia in recent months: WSJ
  • Stratfor has 11 alarming predictions for the next decade: BI
  • The Fed’s magic tricks will not make risk disappear; Capital requirements are like rabbits pulled out of a hat, writes Frank Partnoy: FT
  • Shipping industry faces shake up as private equity unwinds bets: Reuters
  • Asia’s Cities Offer Glimpse of Heaven and Hell: Barron’s
  • Petrobras Fallout Says One Good Thing About Brazil: Bloomberg
  • ‘Almost all our wealth is in real estate’: Rising interest rates could devastate couple’s retirement: FP
  • The real cost of a $1 million home: Toronto buyers resort to sub-prime loans as prices soar: FP
  • This Fed Official Just Perfectly Described Why Student Loans Are a Terrible Investment: Bloomberg
  • Buybacks at $46 Billion a Month Dwarf Everything in U.S. Market: Bloomberg
  • Are bookkeepers the next financial planners?: TheAge
  • Negative Rates Test Technology at European Banks; Headaches emerge from Sweden to Spain; a snag for floating-rate debt: WSJ

TMT

  • Internet of Vehicles market expected to expand rapidly: WCT
  • Old carmakers: we won’t be mere platforms for Google and Apple: BRW
  • Solution to Nausea Puts Virtual Reality Closer to Market: NYT
  • What Is the Next “Next Silicon Valley”?: NYT
  • In Chase of Apple, Smartphone Makers Shift Strategies: NYT
  • Google+, a Disappointment With a Purpose: WSJ
  • Online Crafts Marketplace Etsy Files for IPO: WSJ
  • Car Makers Embrace Wireless Phone Charging; Audi, GM, and Toyota see mobile power-ups as a way to attract technology-savvy buyers: WSJ
  • Taylor Swift, Trademarks and Music’s New Branding Model: K@W

Healthcare

  • Cholesterol-Cutting Statins Found to Raise Diabetes Risk by 46%: Bloomberg

Energy & Commodities

  • Jeff Immelt’s Overhaul of GE Impeded by Falling Oil Prices; CEO’s rebuilding of General Electric still hasn’t satisfied many investors, and now there’s this oil business: WSJ
  • Petrodollar Mercantilism Explained In One Chart: Zerohedge

Consumer & Others

  • The secretive snack company that Warren Buffett loves; Now that the world’s top investor has confessed his love for Utz, America’s largest privately-held snack maker is letting the secrets of its success out of the bag. Fortune
  • Reebok’s Pump Is Back; Even though it never really went away: Bloomberg
  • The secretive snack company that Warren Buffett loves; Now that the world’s top investor has confessed his love for Utz, America’s largest privately-held snack maker is letting the secrets of its success out of the bag. Fortune
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