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    1. June 24, 2016

      Succession stumbles for Softbank’s Masayoshi Son

      When Masayoshi Son was just 19, he was already thinking big and planning half a century ahead. Since then, the...

    2. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      FirstFT - A bromance, come unstuck

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. Martin Wolf: legalise it, man Our chief...

    1. June 23, 2016

      Sprint: calling for attention

      Division managers in big companies have to fight hard for attention and dollars from the executive suite. US telecom...

    2. June 22, 2016

      SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son chooses to stay in control

      In the spring of 2003, in a country used to outlandish sales campaigns, Masayoshi Son took to the streets to set...

    3. June 22, 2016

      SoftBank founder’s frankness on succession is a lesson to all

      Masayoshi Son’s decision to stay on as chief executive of SoftBank for “at least another five to 10 years” has one...

    4. June 22, 2016

      SoftBank shareholders unfazed by abrupt Arora exit

      SoftBank shareholders cautiously placed their bet once again on billionaire founder Masayoshi Son a day after the...

    5. June 22, 2016

      SoftBank’s Nikesh Arora resigns after disagreement over succession

      Shares in Japan’s SoftBank jumped on Wednesday morning, a day after the abrupt resignation of the company’s president,...

    6. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      SoftBank shares rise after Nikesh Arora resigns

      Shares in telecoms and media group SoftBank are outperforming in Japan after the abrupt resignation of the company’s...

    7. June 21, 2016

      SoftBank: still crazy after just two years

      Take a moment to appreciate it. On Tuesday SoftBank announced the departure of its heir apparent after less than two...

    8. June 21, 2016

      SoftBank resignation is a repeat story for Nikesh Arora

      A tech fortune dating from the dotcom boom. A multi-billionaire founder trying to work out his company’s next act. An...

    9. Fast FT

      June 21, 2016

      Softbank president Nikesh Arora to depart

      Softbank has announced the surprise departure of Nikesh Arora, its president and chief operating officer, who had been...

    10. Fast FT

      May 31, 2016

      SoftBank plans to sell $7.9bn worth of Alibaba

      Alibaba fell almost 3 per cent on Tuesday after Japan’s SoftBank said it plans to sell “at least” $7.9bn worth of its...

    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. Fast FT

      February 15, 2016

      SoftBank announces biggest ever share buyback

      Japanese telecoms giant SoftBank, buoyed by strong earnings in its US wireless group Sprint, has announced a massive...

    13. 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...

    14. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      SoftBank shares rise 9% following Sprint earnings

      Shares in Japanese telecoms group SoftBank have risen in Tokyo after Sprint, the US wireless group it controls,...

    15. 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,...

    16. 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...

    17. Tech blog

      January 15, 2016

      #techFT - India's second tech revolution

      India has mighty tech ambitions and huge infrastructure problems to overcome to achieve them, US start-up funding has...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. June 7, 2015

      Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO: Beckham’s Bolivian buddy

      “The reason I love soccer is because it’s the only sport in the world where the underdog has a chance,” says Marcelo...

    29. May 15, 2015

      Nikesh Arora: Tough player at SoftBank

      Sitting in a conference room seven years ago, Masayoshi Son was immediately drawn to the sharp-minded executive across...

    30. May 11, 2015

      SoftBank picks Arora to drive ‘second phase’ of growth

      For three decades, it was Masayoshi Son who came up with the “crazy ideas” and made huge, high-risk investments that...

    31. May 6, 2015

      SoftBank averts implosion at Indian start-up

      SoftBank of Japan looks to have averted the first dotcom implosion of India’s new internet boom by persuading the...

    32. May 5, 2015

      Sprint loses lucrative mobile phone customers

      Sprint continued to lose the most lucrative mobile phone customers and burnt through cash in its latest quarter, as the...

    33. April 9, 2015

      Ola Cabs raises fresh funds as it seeks to outrun Uber

      Ola Cabs, India’s most popular internet taxi app by users, has won fresh funding to accelerate its race against US...

    34. April 3, 2015

      Jay Z sees Tidal as leading artists’ fight against the techies

      The gathering of some of the world’s top musical talent by hip-hop star Jay Z this week was on a scale unseen since...

    35. March 29, 2015

      Toyota boss appeals to mom-and-pop investors

      Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota, offered a rare glimpse into his personal life as he made an emotional appeal to...

    36. February 10, 2015

      SoftBank struggles with burden of Sprint

      SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son again highlighted a “long and agonising battle” to turn round Sprint, as the...

    37. February 5, 2015

      Sprint starts to stem loss of subscribers

      Sprint, the third-largest US wireless carrier, posted a quarterly loss of $2.4bn in the final three months of last...

    38. December 4, 2014

      SoftBank buys $250m stake in GrabTaxi

      SoftBank has bought a $250m stake in GrabTaxi, a southeast Asian Uber-style taxi-hailing app, in the latest example of...

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