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    1. May 15, 2015

      Nikesh Arora: Tough player at SoftBank

      Sitting in a conference room seven years ago, Masayoshi Son was immediately drawn to the sharp-minded executive across the...

    2. May 14, 2015

      Indian start-up co-founder gives away $25m of shares

      A week after slamming his Housing.com investors as “intellectually incapable” in a hastily withdrawn resignation letter,...

    3. May 11, 2015

      Earnings guidance: planning and pretence

      “Currently it is difficult to provide forecasts . . . due to a large number of uncertain factors.” New targets will appear...

    4. May 11, 2015

      SoftBank picks Arora to drive ‘second phase’ of growth

      For three decades, it was Masayoshi Son who came up with the “crazy ideas” and made huge, high-risk investments that saw...

    5. May 8, 2015

      Week in Review, May 9

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. UBS cheers investors with striking...

    6. May 7, 2015

      Banjo latest California start-up to attract big funding round

      Banjo became the third Silicon Valley company to announce a substantial private financing round on Wednesday, as the social...

    7. May 6, 2015

      SoftBank averts implosion at Indian start-up

      SoftBank of Japan looks to have averted the first dotcom implosion of India’s new internet boom by persuading the co-founder...

    8. May 5, 2015

      Sprint loses lucrative mobile phone customers

      Sprint continued to lose the most lucrative mobile phone customers and burnt through cash in its latest quarter, as the...

    9. April 3, 2015

      Jay Z sees Tidal as leading artists’ fight against the techies

      The gathering of some of the world’s top musical talent by hip-hop star Jay Z this week was on a scale unseen since 1985,...

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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...

    11. February 15, 2015

      Alibaba and Tencent taxi-hailing apps to merge

      Chinese internet groups Alibaba and Tencent have put aside fierce rivalry to merge their popular taxi-hailing applications....

    12. 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....

    13. 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...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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,...

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      October 28, 2014

      New York morning espresso

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

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

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      October 24, 2014

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

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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