Can Buffett be eyeing Sony's financial unit?

Kenji Hall

Japan's financial daily Nihon Keizai Shimbun is well-known for the guessing games it plays. During earnings season, it's notorious for splashing profit figures on the front page that often turn out to be wrong, and before key central bank policy meetings, it has made bold predictions, citing sources in-the-know, that it later had to retract. Now for another speculative jab: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chairman Warren Buffett could be after Sony's financial unit. I have my doubts.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.