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FRANKFURT, April 9 (Reuters) - U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett's investment vehicle Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa.N: Quote, Profile, Research) has bought 1 million shares in German reinsurer Munich Re (MUVGn.DE: Quote, Profile, Research) in the past half year, a German newspaper reported.
Citing unidentified financial sources, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said in a preview received on Wednesday of an article due for publication in Thursday's edition, that it was not clear whether Berkshire Hathaway still held the shares, which would correspond to a stake of 0.5 percent.
A Munich Re spokeswoman said the company was not aware of Berkshire Hathaway holding any stake. Under German rules, the threshold obliging investors to disclose stakes is 3 percent.
No one at Berkshire Hathaway was immediately available for comment. (Reporting by Peter Starck with additional reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Maureen Bavdek)Visit Share Investor Blog