7 Jan 2012

Buffet to sing at Chinese New Year

7:03 am on 7 January 2012

State media in China reports that billionaire US investor Warren Buffett is to sing to internet users there.

Xinhua news agency said Mr Buffett has recorded a special video that will be played as part of the Spring Festival Gala.

The gala will mark the Chinese New Year on 23 January.

The report said the programme will be streamed on CNTV, an online broadcast service of China Central Television. Xinhua did not say what song he would sing.

Mr Buffett previously sang on an appearance in an advert for an insurance company.

The BBC reports he owns about 10% of BYD, a Chinese carmaker, through his MidAmerican Energy company.