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  1. July 7, 2014

    How united is UK business on Brexit?

    If it comes to a UK referendum on EU membership, which prime minister David Cameron has pledged to hold by 2017 if he wins...

  2. February 6, 2014

    Sony: hitting delete on Vaio

    At last. Sony has hit ctrl+alt+del. Its planned sale of its Vaio PC business is the first concrete sign in more than a...

  1. October 31, 2013

    Sony warns on profits after failing to reverse fortunes

    Sony’s latest turnround attempt faltered in the second quarter, as the Japanese consumer electronics company fell back into...

  2. July 19, 2013

    Sun Valley: the ultimate dress-down showcase

    It’s been almost a week but I am still processing the succession of outfits that appeared on the great and good at the...

  3. May 1, 2013

    Sony leadership to forgo bonuses after broken promise on profits

    Forty of Sony’s top executives, including Kazuo Hirai, the chief executive, are to give up bonuses worth between 30 and 50...

  4. March 9, 2013

    Stringer announces retirement from Sony

    Sir Howard Stringer, who became chief executive of Sony in 2005 and stepped back to be chairman of the board last April,...

  5. January 8, 2013

    Sony vows comeback with TV

    As Samsung reported record profits again on Tuesday, driven by its smartphone business, its Japanese rival Sony was still...

  6. FT Tech Hub

    August 31, 2012

    4K is the new 3D for Sony

    Sony’s huge push into 3D led by Sir Howard Stringer has dominated its announcements at recent consumer electronics shows on...

  7. August 30, 2012

    Sony aims for European smartphone market

    Kazuo Hirai, chief executive of Sony, has conceded the consumer electronics company is being forced by limited resources to...

  8. August 3, 2012

    Lunch with the FT: Sir Howard Stringer

    Sir Howard Stringer rises stiffly to greet me. He is still recovering from back surgery to repair a slipped disc, the result...

  9. July 26, 2012

    TalkTalk launches revamped TV service

    TalkTalk, the telecoms group, will launch a revamped TV service based around a free internet-based YouView box and content...

  10. June 20, 2012

    Suu Kyi warns on Myanmar progress

    Aung San Suu Kyi, the Myanmar opposition leader and former political prisoner, delivered a warning that “too many people...

  11. June 6, 2012

    Sayonara decline! Japan is globetrotting again

    Michael Woodford of Olympus. Sir Howard Stringer of Sony. Craig Naylor of Nippon Sheet Glass. The cavalcade of foreign...

  12. June 5, 2012

    Sony cuts pay of top seven executives

    Sony’s seven most senior executives including the president and chairman will forgo bonuses for the previous financial year...

  13. May 16, 2012

    Time for Sony to face the music

    Sony is on a roll. No, not the electronics division you once bought your Walkman, PlayStation and Bravia from. That – with...

  14. May 10, 2012

    Sony

    At Sony’s results presentation on Thursday, one analyst looked beyond the usual obsession with nerdish details and actually...

  15. April 29, 2012

    Foreign CEOs face challenges in Japan

    When Craig Naylor, the American chief executive of Nippon Sheet Glass, suddenly resigned this month after less than two...

  16. April 18, 2012

    Nippon Glass’s American chief resigns

    The American chief executive of Nippon Sheet Glass has resigned after less than two years in the role, in the latest example...

  17. April 13, 2012

    Sony and Nokia suffer in dystopian sector

    In David Mitchell’s novel Cloud Atlas, consumers in a dystopian future drive “suzukis” instead of cars and when they...

  18. April 12, 2012

    Sony, so far

    Sony’s “strategy” presentation on Thursday was like a repeat of a moderately interesting television series that came out...

  19. April 12, 2012

    Sony promises change after record loss

    Sony’s accelerating retreat from television manufacturing was underscored on Thursday as its new chief executive outlined a...

  20. April 9, 2012

    Sony job cuts: right to go for the flab

    Everyone seems to have some advice for new Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai. Consumers of a certain generation lament the...

  21. March 21, 2012

    Sony shakes up leadership structure

    Sony is shaking up the leadership structure of its US entertainment businesses in preparation for Sir Howard Stringer’s...

  22. February 27, 2012

    Sony: Channels to choose

    As he celebrated Sony’s sweep of Grammy awards at a star-draped after-party in West Hollywood on February 12, Sir Howard...

  23. February 10, 2012

    Hirai outlines vision for leaner Sony

    Sony’s incoming chief executive has outlined his vision for a leaner, more tightly integrated electronics and entertainment...

  24. February 3, 2012

    New Sony chief vows to make ‘painful choices’

    This week Kazuo Hirai, the 51-year-old Sony executive who will become the Japanese group’s next chief executive in April,...

  25. February 3, 2012

    Asian stocks drift lower on weak earnings

    Asian stocks drifted lower as investors were reluctant to take on risky assets ahead of US jobs data later in the day, while...

  26. February 2, 2012

    Sony: swash buckled

    It could have been a blockbuster. Swashbuckling gaijin boss takes on hidebound old guard and triumphs, turning a lumbering...

  27. FT Alphaville

    February 2, 2012

    Sony warns of ballooning full-year loss

    Sony warned it would suffer a Y220bn ($2.9bn) net loss for the full year, a much larger deficit than it had previously...

  28. February 2, 2012

    Sony warns of ballooning full-year loss

    Sony warned its net loss would balloon to Y220bn ($2.9bn) this year, two and a half times its previous forecast, owing to a...

  29. February 1, 2012

    Hirai to take the reins at Sony in April

    Sony says Kazuo Hirai, its 51-year-old deputy president, will take over as president and chief executive in April,...

  30. January 24, 2012

    Next Sony chief faces an uphill task

    After being appointed chairman and chief executive of Sony in 2005, Sir Howard Stringer sat down with 60 Minutes, the...

  31. January 19, 2012

    Sony Ericsson: execution is the key

    When a phonemaker cites “intense competition” as its top reason for a surprise loss, alarm bells should ring. The mobile...

  32. FT Tech Hub

    November 11, 2011

    Facebook said to be close to privacy settlement

    Tech news from around the web: Facebook is close to a settlement with the US government over how it uses its members’...

  33. October 27, 2011

    Sony and Ericsson part on good terms

    As divorces go, it was amicable. A smiling Sir Howard Stringer and Hans Vestberg took to the stage at a London hotel on...

  34. October 27, 2011

    Sony/Ericsson: a good call?

    When Sony and Ericsson began their joint venture 10 years ago, “smart” and “phone” were still two distinct words combined to...

  35. October 27, 2011

    Sony buys out Ericsson from mobile deal

    Sony is to take full ownership of its Sony Ericsson joint venture with Ericsson in a move designed to bolster its position...

  36. September 1, 2011

    Toshiba leaps ahead of 3D TV rivals

    Toshiba has taken a significant lead over Sony and other 3D technology rivals with the unveiling of the world’s first...

  37. FT Tech Hub

    August 31, 2011

    Sony tablets “better" than iPad

    Sony gave us the hard facts on the launch of its first tablets at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin on Wednesday,...

  38. August 31, 2011

    Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi confirm LCD tie-up

    Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi confirmed on Wednesday that they would integrate their small and medium-sized display businesses...

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