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      February 19, 2015

      Paul Bulcke meets Pepper the robot

      Nestle Chief Executive Officer Paul Bulcke interacts with a robot named “Pepper” after the full year 2014 results conference...

    2. February 15, 2015

      Alibaba and Tencent taxi-hailing apps to merge

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    1. February 10, 2015

      SoftBank & Sprint: analyst’s nightmare

      “I wanted to write down the assets; the accountants wouldn’t let me.” Coming from most executives it would sound rich....

    2. February 10, 2015

      SoftBank struggles with burden of Sprint

      SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son again highlighted a “long and agonising battle” to turn round Sprint, as the Japanese...

    3. February 5, 2015

      Sprint starts to stem loss of subscribers

      Sprint, the third-largest US wireless carrier, posted a quarterly loss of $2.4bn in the final three months of last year,...

    4. January 22, 2015

      DreamWorks cuts quarter of workforce in restructuring

      DreamWorks Animation is laying off almost a quarter of its workforce as part of a restructuring of its animated film...

    5. January 15, 2015

      SoftBank invests in Chinese taxi app

      The battle for Chinese passengers intensified after Alibaba-backed taxi-hailing app Kuaidi Dache raised roughly $600m in...

    6. December 30, 2014

      Restructuring costs weigh down Japan Inc

      Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe promised further economic stimulus measures after winning a new four-year term this month...

    7. December 8, 2014

      Mizuho Financial Group focuses on lending beyond Japan blue-chips

      The president of Mizuho Financial Group has vowed to do more lending outside Japan, anticipating higher margins and less...

    8. December 4, 2014

      SoftBank aims to be goose that lays golden eggs

      SoftBank and its ‘golden goose’ Investors watching SoftBank’s latest earnings presentation for news of its Sprint telecoms...

    9. December 4, 2014

      SoftBank buys $250m stake in GrabTaxi

      SoftBank has bought a $250m stake in GrabTaxi, a southeast Asian Uber-style taxi-hailing app, in the latest example of the...

    10. November 25, 2014

      News Corp snaps up $30m stake in Indian property website

      Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has acquired a minority stake in Indian property start-up PropTiger.com for $30m, marking the...

    11. November 13, 2014

      Hasbro in talks to acquire ‘Shrek’ studio DreamWorks Animation

      Hasbro is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation, in a deal that would unite the Hollywood studio that produced the Shrek and...

    12. November 5, 2014

      Broker push helps Vodafone higher

      A push from its joint house broker helped lift Vodafone to a six-week high on Wednesday. UBS argued that Vodafone could...

    13. November 4, 2014

      SoftBank: look on my works, ye mighty

      Not every person can boast a 12-hour battery life and an ability to read emotions. So there must be a place in life for...

    14. FT Alphaville

      November 4, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, this may well be the last Lunch Wrap you’ll receive as from tomorrow, tech mishaps notwithstanding,...

    15. November 4, 2014

      SoftBank issues profit warning

      Problems at Sprint forced SoftBank, the Japanese owner of the US wireless network, to erase Y100bn ($879m), or 11 per cent,...

    16. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * China’s ‘new normal’ for consumption | Multinationals and official retail data tell a different story *...

    17. October 28, 2014

      SoftBank invests in Indian ecommerce

      Japan’s SoftBank plans to invest more than $800m in Indian technology and communications companies, adding to a slew of...

    18. October 26, 2014

      Xperia creative chief leaves Sony for SoftBank

      Japan’s SoftBank has poached a key member of Sony’s Xperia team to join the rapidly growing telecommunications group. The...

    19. beyondbrics

      October 24, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * US accuses allies of buying Isis oil | US Treasury accuses allies of buying smuggled oil and helping fund...

    20. October 22, 2014

      SoftBank and Sequoia sink $100m in Indonesia web marketplace

      Leading tech investors SoftBank and Sequoia Capital have agreed to buy a $100m stake in Indonesian online marketplace...

    21. October 14, 2014

      SoftBank buys streaming video service DramaFever

      SoftBank, the Japanese telecoms company, is bulking up its digital content portfolio with the acquisition of DramaFever, a...

    22. FT Alphaville

      October 10, 2014

      Alibaba shareholder disenfranchisement: worse than you think

      FT Alphaville presents this guest post by Donald Clarke, professor at George Washington University Law School. Alibaba...

    23. October 3, 2014

      SoftBank targets Hollywood with $250m Legendary deal

      SoftBank, the Japanese telecoms companies founded by billionaire Masayoshi Son, on Friday agreed to buy a stake in Legendary...

    24. September 29, 2014

      FedEx climbs on market share gain hopes

      US shipping behemoth FedEx climbed on Monday after brokerage Cowen & Company lifted its rating on the company on the view it...

    25. September 28, 2014

      SoftBank in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation

      SoftBank is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation, the company behind the Shrek and Kung Fu Panda films, in a deal that would...

    26. September 17, 2014

      SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son tops Japan rich list

      SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son has overtaken Tadashi Yanai, founder of Fast Retailing, to become Japan’s richest man,...

    27. September 16, 2014

      SoftBank: playing the market

      The rules of supply and demand are straightforward. Online marketplace Alibaba knows this. As founder Jack Ma and his team...

    28. September 12, 2014

      Wall Street soft as Fed meeting looms

      Friday 21:30 BST. Stock benchmarks fell, the dollar held near multi-month highs and bond yields nudged up as investors...

    29. August 20, 2014

      US may be a gamble too far for Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank

      Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder of the telecommunications group SoftBank and perhaps Japan’s most successful example...

    30. August 8, 2014

      T-Mobile US’s Legere gives Sprint a run for its money

      John Legere, the provocative chief executive of T-Mobile US, is not the sort of man to be fazed by the failure of a mooted...

    31. August 8, 2014

      Telecom triopolies set the watchdogs’ alarm bells ringing

      There are some circumstances in which it is unquestionably better to have four than three. Attempting to play bridge, mixed...

    32. August 7, 2014

      FCC’s Tom Wheeler applauds collapse of T-Mobile-Sprint deal

      Tom Wheeler, US Federal Communications Commission chairman, wasted no time in welcoming the news of Sprint’s abandonment of...

    33. August 6, 2014

      T-Mobile tie-up plan falls foul of regulators

      Not for the first time, Deutsche Telekom has good reason to curse a US regulator determined to make sure the country has at...

    34. August 6, 2014

      SoftBank’s Son has his work cut out after rare defeat with Sprint

      When Masayoshi Son clashes with regulators, as the Japanese telecommunications billionaire often does, it is usually his...

    35. August 6, 2014

      Wall St steadies but nerves remain frayed

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. US stocks steadied after the previous day’s sharp sell-off but there was evidence of heightened risk...

    36. August 5, 2014

      T-Mobile set to say no to Iliad’s $15bn offer

      Iliad’s $15bn offer for T-Mobile US is set to be rejected, as the American telecoms group’s shareholders – including...

    37. July 31, 2014

      Naver numbers disappoint amid Line IPO talk

      Naver, South Korea’s biggest internet company by sales, disappointed the market with its second-quarter results amid...

    38. July 20, 2014

      SoftBank: jogging with Sprint

      SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son is no stranger to grand ambition. A year ago this month he completed the acquisition...

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