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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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