May 7, 2018 / 1:07 PM / 9 months ago

BRIEF-Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Bill Gates discuss topics including bitcoin, China, Berkshire succession, healthcare venture

May 7 (Reuters) - Munger says berkshire may have been "a little too restrained" in buying apple stock, saying "it's reasonably priced and strong" Munger likens bitcoin to oscar wilde's definition of fox hunting, calling it "the pursuit of the uneatable by the unspeakable" Buffett says promotion of greg abel and ajit jain to berkshire vice chairmen has been "very very good" for company Buffett says list of ceo candidates has been "narrowed down" for healthcare venture between berkshire, and jpmorgan chase Buffett says choosing healthcare venture ceo will be by far the most difficult decision we will make Buffett, munger, gates joint appearance on cnbc ends Charlie munger, vice chairman of berkshire hathaway inc , says investors in berkshire likely to perform a little better over next 10 years than in other stocks -- cnbc Munger says the best companies in china are cheaper than the best companies in the united states Munger says it wouldn't be hard for 'any smart person' to find 4 or 5 chinese companies to invest in Warren buffett, berkshire's chairman and chief executive, says someone sent him an iphone 10 recently but "i haven't used it yet" Bill gates, the microsoft co-founder and a berkshire director, says on cnbc "it's not a horse race" when asked if abel, jain promotions created contest for berkshire ceo job Munger says u.s. Healthcare system is "shot through with rampant waste," and that is "deeply immoral" Buffett says "the number one problem of mankind is weapons of mass destruction"

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