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    1. May 11, 2016

      SoftBank profits halve as Masayoshi Son says Sprint revival near

      SoftBank saw its quarterly net profit halve, even as chief executive Masayoshi Son said a reversal of losses at its...

    2. May 10, 2016

      SoftBank: family business

      SoftBank is a large and unruly family. Three-quarters of sales comes from its mobile operations in Japan and the US,...

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    1. May 4, 2016

      Seven robots you need to know

      Walking. Grasping an object. Empathising. Some of the hardest problems in robotics involve trying to replicate things...

    2. May 3, 2016

      Watch the video of Pepper the robot’s visit to the FT

      One of the world’s first ‘emotional’ robots, Pepper, visits the Financial Times where columnist and FT.com managing...

    3. May 2, 2016

      SoFi offers equity to tempt new partners

      Online lending group SoFi is offering institutional investors slices of its equity in exchange for commitments to buy...

    4. April 27, 2016

      Comcast holds talks to buy DreamWorks Animation

      Comcast has held talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation for as much as $3bn in a deal that would bring the film studio...

    5. April 21, 2016

      Japan’s Mrs Watanabes show share trading prowess

      Japanese “Mrs Watanabes”, the retail investors who control the nation’s household purse strings, have fled the...

    6. April 14, 2016

      Sports and entertainment agency WME-IMG invests in Frieze art fair

      Hollywood dipped its toe into the art world as Ari Emanuel, the super-agent, confirmed he was investing in Frieze, the...

    7. April 12, 2016

      Accel raises $500m fund to back European tech start-ups

      Accel Partners, one of Europe’s largest venture capital firms, has raised a new $500m fund dedicated to investing in...

    8. March 23, 2016

      $250m SoftBank investment values WME-IMG at $5.5bn

      SoftBank, the Japanese technology group, has invested $250m in WME-IMG, which represents stars ranging from actor Ben...

    9. March 9, 2016

      Supercell growth slows but still leaves rivals in its wake

      Growth at Supercell slowed last year but the performance of the Finnish mobile gaming group still left most rivals in...

    10. March 8, 2016

      UK tech start-up Yieldify accused of copying code

      Yieldify, a London-based start-up backed by some of the world’s leading technology companies, has been accused of...

    11. March 7, 2016

      SoftBank to split businesses in bid to spur growth

      SoftBank will separate its Japanese business from more volatile but potentially faster growth global operations that...

    12. March 2, 2016

      Japan plays catch-up in the fintech race as goverment bond yields turn negative

      When Freee, an accounting software provider for small businesses, started out four years ago, few Japanese investors...

    13. February 29, 2016

      Anshu Jain to join online lender SoFi

      Anshu Jain, the former co-chief executive of Deutsche Bank, is to join online lender SoFi as an adviser in his first...

    14. February 28, 2016

      India’s tech start-ups eye Chinese saviours

      For anxious Indian start-ups seeking to raise capital as their country’s tech bubble deflates, the investment plans of...

    15. February 17, 2016

      SoftBank: empire of the Son

      “Run your winners and sell your losers” is a popular traders’ mantra. SoftBank in Japan has lately been a big winner....

    16. February 16, 2016

      SoftBank shares soar on $4.4bn buyback

      Shares in SoftBank soared 16 per cent on Tuesday, a day after the Japanese telecoms group announced a $4.4bn share...

    17. February 10, 2016

      SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son confident Sprint recovery on track

      Masayoshi Son, chief executive of Japanese telecoms group SoftBank, is confident that he can turn round Sprint in less...

    18. February 10, 2016

      Indian start-ups look to make money rather than raise it

      To understand the big shift from raising money to earning it in India’s stuttering start-up scene, take a visit to the...

    19. January 27, 2016

      Stocks reverse gains after Fed statement

      Wednesday 21:00 GMT. US stocks gave back early gains, Treasuries recouped losses and the dollar weakened after the...

    20. January 21, 2016

      Japan pins hopes on Pepper the mechanical playmate

      There is something rather stressful, as you watch a five-year-old gaze adoringly into a pair of glowing eye sockets,...

    21. January 18, 2016

      SoftBank/Sprint: step up

      It was not supposed to be this way. SoftBank, the Japanese technology and telecoms group, had a plan to become the...

    22. January 17, 2016

      Modi pledges $1.5bn to buoy Indian start-ups

      Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, has launched initiatives designed to support the country's already buoyant...

    23. January 5, 2016

      Dalian Wanda in talks to buy Hollywood film producer

      Dalian Wanda, the property and media group controlled by Wang Jianlin, China’s richest man, is in talks to buy the...

    24. January 4, 2016

      Investors look to India as the next solar power

      As recently as a few months ago, the alternative energy targets announced by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s...

    25. December 8, 2015

      Didi Kuaidi brings Yahoo’s Jerry Yang on board

      Didi Kuaidi, China’s largest internet car hailing company, has named Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang as a senior adviser...

    26. November 18, 2015

      Ola raises fresh funds at $5bn valuation

      India’s leading taxi-hailing app Ola has raised $500m in fresh capital at a valuation of around $5bn, providing new...

    27. November 11, 2015

      GrabTaxi steps up Uber rivalry in SE Asia

      GrabTaxi, the SoftBank-backed taxi-hailing app, has stepped up its rivalry with Uber in Southeast Asia with the launch...

    28. November 5, 2015

      US stocks slip as Fed rate talk persists

      Thursday 21:00 GMT. US stocks edged lower as speculation that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates before the...

    29. November 3, 2015

      Sprint adds subscribers but at the cost of profits

      Sprint reported its first increase in mobile phone customers in more than two years by offering deep discounts, but the...

    30. October 27, 2015

      India’s ReNew Power raises $265m in fresh equity

      Indian renewable energy company ReNew Power Ventures has raised $265m in new equity from Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth...

    31. October 25, 2015

      South Korean dealmaking hits record high

      Dealmaking by South Korean companies has hit a new high this year as the need for conglomerates, such as Samsung and SK...

    32. October 23, 2015

      Openings: As robots feel empathy, we get new emojis

      A comedy of errors is brewing in that uncanny place where people and machines mix and mingle. Earlier this year, Hanson...

    33. October 6, 2015

      Tokyo — a hive of ideas

      The economy of Japan’s capital rivals that of the whole of South Korea and the city is home to many of the country’s...

    34. September 30, 2015

      US student loans provider SoFi raises $1bn

      SoFi, the San-Francisco based student loans provider, has raised $1bn from investors in a funding round that will help...

    35. September 24, 2015

      Flipkart valued at $15bn after latest fundraising round

      Flipkart, India’s largest ecommerce company, has been valued at $15bn in its latest fundraising round, reflecting...

    36. September 16, 2015

      Mobile operators: continental divide

      If Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, likes inflation, he has an odd way of showing it. He recently opined that...

    37. September 14, 2015

      Wall St soft amid caution ahead of Fed

      Monday 21:00 BST. Global markets started the week on an extremely cautious note as lingering uncertainty about this...

    38. September 14, 2015

      Uber and Ola resume India ride-hailing fight with vehicle leasing

      The battle for India’s ride-hailing app market is set to accelerate this week with US-based Uber and local rival Ola...

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