Soros says Obama victory means 'more sensible politics'

Wed Nov 7, 2012 11:02am IST

George Soros, chairman of the Soros Fund Management and Open Society, speaks during an interview with Reuters in New York April 6, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files

George Soros, chairman of the Soros Fund Management and Open Society, speaks during an interview with Reuters in New York April 6, 2009.

Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton/Files

Related Topics

REUTERS - Billionaire investor George Soros said late Tuesday that the projected re-election of President Barack Obama will open "the door for more sensible politics."

Soros, who has contributed mightily to Democratic causes and supported many liberal and progressive groups, told Reuters: "I'm delighted that President Obama has won. The American electorate has rejected extremist positions."

In an email exchange, Soros, who was in Budapest, said he hopes "the Republicans in office will make better partners in the coming years."

He noted that cooperation between America's political parties is "urgently" needed to deal with the so-called fiscal cliff - the yearend combination of expiring Bush-era tax reductions and steep cuts in domestic spending.

Soros, 82, rose to fame and fortune two decades ago on a now-historic trade in which he took on the Bank of England and shrewdly wagered on a devaluation of the British pound.

Last year, Soros, who frequently speaks out on world economic events, converted his hedge fund into a "family office," managing money for relatives and friends. He stopped managing money for outside investors.

(Reporting By Jennifer Ablan and Matthew Goldstein; Editing by Doina Chiacu and Ciro Scotti)

FILED UNDER:

Reuters Showcase

Auto Sector

Auto Sector

Ford aims to triple exports from India with $1 billion plant  Full Article 

Micromax Stake

Micromax Stake

SoftBank-led group in talks to buy stake in Micromax - sources  Full Article 

Airwaves Auction

Airwaves Auction

Top three mobile operators spend $13.6 bln in airwaves auction  Full Article 

Insurance Sector

Insurance Sector

Australia's IAG to up stake in joint venture with SBI  Full Article 

Accenture Results

Accenture Results

Accenture raises revenue growth forecast for second time  Full Article 

GAIL's Plans

GAIL's Plans

GAIL seeking 7 LNG cargoes from Oct. 2015-Dec. 2016 - tender document.  Full Article 

Eyeing Pininfarina

Eyeing Pininfarina

Pininfarina confirms Mahindra interest, says no deal yet  Full Article 

SH Kelkar IPO

SH Kelkar IPO

SH Kelkar files prospectus for IPO, seen at around $100 mln  Full Article 

Australia Beat India

Australia Beat India

Smith shines as Australia down India to reach final  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device  Full Coverage