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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. September 14, 2015

      Japanese telecoms groups hit by Shinzo Abe directive

      Shares in Japanese wireless carriers fell sharply on Monday following an unusual directive by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...

    20. September 2, 2015

      Pepper the robot cannot rescue us from demographic decline

      Pepper, a companion robot “that has its own emotions”, went on sale in Japan in June; the first batch sold out within a...

    21. August 26, 2015

      Indians relied on each other for prosperity in Silicon Valley

      Sundar Pichai’s appointment this month as chief executive of the newly rejigged Google prompted happy outpourings...

    22. August 19, 2015

      SoftBank president Nikesh Arora makes Y60bn ‘personal bet’

      Nikesh Arora, president of SoftBank, has said he will buy Y60bn ($483m) worth of shares in the Japanese telecoms and...

    23. August 18, 2015

      India’s Snapdeal raises $500m from investors led by Alibaba

      Snapdeal, one of the largest ecommerce marketplaces in India, has raised $500m from investors led by China’s Alibaba,...

    24. August 16, 2015

      Sprint/SoftBank: Rich uncle

      SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son wants to put up more cash in support of his stumbling US mobile operator Sprint...

    25. August 13, 2015

      SoftBank boosts Sprint stake to underscore commitment

      SoftBank has spent $87m to buy additional shares in Sprint in another affirmation of founder Masayoshi Son’s commitment...

    26. August 4, 2015

      SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son backs Sprint overhaul

      Masayoshi Son, the Japanese telecoms billionaire, reaffirmed his commitment to Sprint, his struggling US wireless...

    27. August 1, 2015

      Uber overtakes Xiaomi in $50bn funding round

      Uber has closed a new $1bn funding round to fuel its fight against local rivals in China and India, in a deal that...

    28. July 29, 2015

      SE Asian consumers switch to ecommerce

      Economies across Southeast Asia have endured weaker growth this year. But one sector is powering ahead nevertheless:...

    29. July 15, 2015

      Europe expansion on the menu for India’s Zomato

      Indian online restaurant service Zomato is placing European expansion at the heart of plans to launch in 18 new...

    30. July 1, 2015

      Housing.com fires controversial chief executive Rahul Yadav

      Indian online property portal Housing.com has fired controversial chief executive and co-founder Rahul Yadav, in a move...

    31. June 26, 2015

      Sprint’s Marcelo Claure is US highest paid telecoms chief

      Marcelo Claure, the Bolivian-born billionaire who was recruited to try to turn round struggling US wireless network...

    32. June 25, 2015

      Google Ventures backs London start-ups Yieldify and Lost My Name

      The European arm of Google Ventures has taken stakes in two London-based start-ups, in the latest move for the...

    33. June 22, 2015

      SoftBank jumps into Indian renewables market

      Japan’s SoftBank has entered India’s solar energy sector in a venture with Bharti Enterprises of New Delhi and Foxconn...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      June 18, 2015

      Presser with Pepper

      SoftBank‘s human-like robot named ‘pepper’ performs during a news conference in Chiba, Japan. Japan’s SoftBank Corp...

    35. June 18, 2015

      SoftBank’s Pepper robot gets helping hand from Foxconn and Alibaba

      SoftBank, the tech group founded by Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, is forming a robotics venture with ecommerce...

    36. June 17, 2015

      SoftBank: Placed on hold

      When Masayoshi Son, the Japanese telecoms billionaire, stormed into the US in 2013 by snapping up a controlling stake...

    37. June 3, 2015

      SoftBank pours $1bn into South Korean etailer

      SoftBank is ploughing $1bn into Coupang, a South Korean online retail group, as the Japanese group continues its...

    38. June 1, 2015

      SoftBank raises stake in ‘Clash of Clans’ developer Supercell

      SoftBank has signalled its confidence in the fast-growing market for mobile games by acquiring an additional stake in...

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