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    1. August 5, 2015

      Sony CFO looks to turn company away from cuts to growth

      For most of the past decade, employees of Sony sweated over where the job axe would fall next as sales declined in...

    2. July 16, 2015

      Accounting scandal set to shake up Toshiba

      Anonymous tips about Toshiba’s accounting to Japanese securities watchdogs have ignited a scandal that stretches back...

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    1. Japan: Technology & Innovation

      Among investors, Japan is often still seen as the spiritual home of the flabby conglom...
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    1. June 26, 2015

      Sony chief Hirai re-elected after year of challenges

      Kazuo Hirai, Sony chief executive, won a solid vote of confidence in his turnround strategy, as shareholders looked...

    2. April 30, 2015

      Sony says it will return to profit for first time in three years

      Sony believes it will bounce back to profit for the first time in three years but the Japanese electronics and...

    3. April 27, 2015

      Former Sony CFO attacks Kazuo Hirai over strategy

      Sony faces the risk of “sinking” if Kazuo Hirai, the Japanese group’s chief executive, continues to steer the company...

    4. April 16, 2015

      Crisis-hit Sony studio sends for rewrite

      Sony management structure Five months after Sony Pictures Entertainment was paralysed by the worst cyber attack yet...

    5. February 20, 2015

      Week in Review, February 21

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. HSBC hit by Swiss raid HSBC...

    6. February 18, 2015

      Sony to spin out division behind the Walkman

      First it was PCs, then televisions. Now, Sony is spinning off its Walkmans too. The Japanese electronics group said on...

    7. January 19, 2015

      Sony’s backers focus on bigger picture after cyber attack

      For all the financial troubles Sony has faced in recent years, it is hard to imagine an incident more damaging to its...

    8. January 6, 2015

      Sony chief condemns ‘vicious’ cyber attack

      Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai said both former and current employees at its movie studio were victims of “one of the...

    9. December 22, 2014

      Sony to tighten control of US film unit

      As the consequences of a massive cyber attack on Sony’s US movie studio were unfolding, an eerie silence fell on the...

    10. December 7, 2014

      Japan’s titans slim down and fight back

      When Panasonic announced last September it would sell a majority stake in its healthcare business to KKR, the US...

    11. October 31, 2014

      Sony to pull back from Chinese mobile market

      Sony is to pull back significantly from the Chinese mobile market and appoint a new executive to head its mobile...

    12. September 19, 2014

      Kazuo Hirai struggles to reignite Sony’s spark

      It was another deep bow of contrition from Kazuo Hirai, a sight so common that it is becoming a fixture of Sony’s...

    13. September 18, 2014

      Sony looks to PlayStation to ride to the rescue

      Sony’s pullback in the global smartphone battle offers one silver lining. Now, it can at least focus on the remaining...

    14. September 17, 2014

      Sony rethinks smartphone strategy amid mounting losses

      Sony’s decade-long restructuring has already claimed the units that produced televisions and PCs among its victims....

    15. FT Alphaville

      September 17, 2014

      Sony, 56 years later

      Sony says it won't pay a dividend this year for the first time since it listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1958....

    16. September 17, 2014

      Sony warns of $2bn full-year loss

      Sony, the ailing Japanese consumer electronics company, said it would not pay a dividend this year for the first time...

    17. July 31, 2014

      Sony: random walk

      Sony has produced another shocker. This time, however, the surprise was a good one. On Thursday, the company delivered...

    18. May 26, 2014

      Sony’s chief to change sprawling group’s script

      Kazuo Hirai spent an enjoyable afternoon at Sony Pictures last year plotting the course of a careering aircraft in The...

    19. February 7, 2014

      Letter from Lex: From Sony to Satya – tech’s on the move

      Readers, tankers, so we are always told, take an age to turn round. So it was gratifying this week to see two of the...

    20. February 6, 2014

      Sony sheds PCs as it warns on profits

      Sony’s empire Sony, once the world’s premier consumer technology brand, has admitted defeat in its battle to revive two...

    21. February 6, 2014

      Sony presses fast-forward on restructuring

      Sony’s empire After nearly two years at the helm, Kazuo Hirai is getting tough. The restructuring announcements made by...

    22. 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...

    23. November 15, 2013

      PS4 and Xbox vie to dominate living room

      Earlier this year, executives from Sony and Microsoft drew a clear battle line between their two new games consoles:...

    24. November 1, 2013

      Kazuo Hirai faces tough battle to heal Sony

      When Kazuo Hirai was deciding what to do with his life following university in Tokyo, his obsession with technology saw...

    25. FT Alphaville

      August 6, 2013

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Helicopter drops as insurance against central bank incompetence. - Howard Marks on the...

    26. August 6, 2013

      Sony: clinging to the family silver

      Thank you, but we’ll hold on to the family silver. Daniel Loeb has joined the long line of activist investors rebuffed...

    27. August 6, 2013

      Sony rebuffs Daniel Loeb’s push for entertainment spin-off

      Shares in Sony tumbled 5 per cent on Tuesday after the Japanese group rebuffed a proposal by Daniel Loeb, the activist...

    28. 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...

    29. June 20, 2013

      Sony plays for time on Loeb’s spin-off proposal

      Sony’s chief executive told shareholders on Thursday that he was in no hurry to rule on a proposal by the Japanese...

    30. June 18, 2013

      Third Point’s Dan Loeb steps up pressure on Sony

      Daniel Loeb, the US hedge fund manager who is urging Sony to spin off its film and music arm, has stepped up pressure...

    31. May 22, 2013

      Sony board discusses partial sell-off of film and music arm

      Sony’s board of directors is discussing a proposal by the company’s largest investor to sell off part of its film and...

    32. May 15, 2013

      Inside Business: Letter gives Hirai chance to change Sony

      Daniel Loeb’s tilt at Sony has achieved one goal already. As the activist investor quietly built his $1.1bn stake in...

    33. May 14, 2013

      Activist makes his point to Sony

      There used to be few surer ways of losing money in the investing world than undertaking an activist campaign in Japan....

    34. May 14, 2013

      Loeb puts pressure on Sony to revitalise

      In one of the clearest signs yet that Japan’s expansionist monetary policies are fuelling a surge of interest in the...

    35. FT Alphaville

      May 14, 2013

      Sony to Loeb: 'Thanks, but no thanks Dan'

      That’s the gist of Sony’s response to billionaire activist investor Daniel Loeb’s suggestion, made via hand-delivered...

    36. 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...

    37. April 9, 2013

      Lynton deal quells Sony Entertainment sale talk

      Michael Lynton has signed a new deal to stay as chief executive of Sony Entertainment, a move that should quell...

    38. 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...

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