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    1. November 13, 2014

      Hasbro in talks to acquire ‘Shrek’ studio DreamWorks Animation

      Hasbro is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation, in a deal that would unite the Hollywood studio that produced the Shrek and...

    2. November 4, 2014

      SoftBank issues profit warning

      Problems at Sprint forced SoftBank, the Japanese owner of the US wireless network, to erase Y100bn ($879m), or 11 per cent,...

    1. November 3, 2014

      Sprint axes jobs as customers depart

      Sprint said on Monday that it would slash 2,000 jobs and announced quarterly earnings that missed Wall Street expectations,...

    2. October 28, 2014

      SoftBank invests in Indian ecommerce

      Japan’s SoftBank plans to invest more than $800m in Indian technology and communications companies, adding to a slew of...

    3. October 26, 2014

      Xperia creative chief leaves Sony for SoftBank

      Japan’s SoftBank has poached a key member of Sony’s Xperia team to join the rapidly growing telecommunications group. The...

    4. October 19, 2014

      Change is in the air after Xavier Niel’s failed bid for T-Mobile

      If $15bn deals could be done with chutzpah alone, then Xavier Niel, the French telecoms billionaire, would be the proud new...

    5. October 14, 2014

      SoftBank buys streaming video service DramaFever

      SoftBank, the Japanese telecoms company, is bulking up its digital content portfolio with the acquisition of DramaFever, a...

    6. September 17, 2014

      SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son tops Japan rich list

      SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son has overtaken Tadashi Yanai, founder of Fast Retailing, to become Japan’s richest man,...

    7. September 16, 2014

      SoftBank: playing the market

      The rules of supply and demand are straightforward. Online marketplace Alibaba knows this. As founder Jack Ma and his team...

    8. September 12, 2014

      Wall Street soft as Fed meeting looms

      Friday 21:30 BST. Stock benchmarks fell, the dollar held near multi-month highs and bond yields nudged up as investors...

    9. August 20, 2014

      US may be a gamble too far for Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank

      Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder of the telecommunications group SoftBank and perhaps Japan’s most successful example...

    10. August 6, 2014

      T-Mobile tie-up plan falls foul of regulators

      Not for the first time, Deutsche Telekom has good reason to curse a US regulator determined to make sure the country has at...

    11. August 6, 2014

      SoftBank’s Son has his work cut out after rare defeat with Sprint

      When Masayoshi Son clashes with regulators, as the Japanese telecommunications billionaire often does, it is usually his...

    12. August 6, 2014

      Wall Street’s dark day for M&A

      Tuesday, August 5 2014 is likely to go down as one of the darker days in the history of Wall Street’s mergers and...

    13. August 6, 2014

      Wall St steadies but nerves remain frayed

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. US stocks steadied after the previous day’s sharp sell-off but there was evidence of heightened risk...

    14. August 5, 2014

      T-Mobile set to say no to Iliad’s $15bn offer

      Iliad’s $15bn offer for T-Mobile US is set to be rejected, as the American telecoms group’s shareholders – including...

    15. July 18, 2014

      Softbank’s Nikesh Arora coup highlights founder’s ambition

      SoftBank’s poaching of Nikesh Arora, head of business operations at Google, is a coup for the fast-expanding Japanese...

    16. June 5, 2014

      Robots with a human side offered up by Japan’s SoftBank

      Humanoid robots – cute, big-eyed and usually clad in pristine white plastic – are a favourite side business for Japanese...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      June 5, 2014

      Masayoshi Son greets Pepper the Robot

      Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg Billionaire Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank offers his hand to a...

    18. May 7, 2014

      SoftBank warns of less profitable year ahead

      SoftBank, the Japanese technology group, has warned of a less profitable year ahead, after seeing its annual operating...

    19. FT Tech Hub

      May 7, 2014

      Show me the money: Alibaba's top shareholders

      Alibaba’s shareholder list contains some well-known names from around the globe — from China and Japan to Singapore, Silicon...

    20. March 25, 2014

      SoftBank’s punt on Alibaba poised to come in

      SoftBank, the Japanese telecoms group led by the acquisitive Masayoshi Son, holds stakes in at least 1,300 other companies....

    21. March 11, 2014

      Son promises Sprint/T-Mobile price war

      Masayoshi Son, chief executive of Japan’s SoftBank, has promised to launch a “massive price war” in the US mobile market if...

    22. February 11, 2014

      Sprint Nextel’s fourth-quarter loss tops $1bn

      Sprint Nextel reported a fourth-quarter net loss of more than $1bn reflecting the costs of its network upgrade and...

    23. November 22, 2013

      SoftBank: hello Mr Loeb

      Make way on Mount Rushmore for Steve Jobs, David Tepper, John Malone and Masayoshi Son. Dan Loeb, the US activist investor,...

    24. November 21, 2013

      Dan Loeb builds $1bn-plus stake in Japan’s SoftBank

      Dan Loeb, the activist investor pushing for change at Sony, has revealed another “$1bn plus” position in a Japanese company,...

    25. November 3, 2013

      SoftBank: what could go wrong?

      Everyone loves SoftBank. Analysts are as close to being unanimously positive as at any point in the past five years. The...

    26. October 31, 2013

      SoftBank closes in on rival NTT as Japan’s most profitable telco

      SoftBank is closing in on rival NTT DoCoMo as Japan’s most profitable telecoms group, its latest quarterly results show – an...

    27. October 19, 2013

      SoftBank to pay $1bn for majority Brightstar stake

      SoftBank, the acquisitive Japanese telecoms group, has added to its growing stable of US businesses by agreeing to pay...

    28. October 16, 2013

      BoJ easing drives surge in Japanese junk bond deals

      Aggressive monetary easing by the Bank of Japan has pushed up demand for the debt of low-quality borrowers, paving the way...

    29. October 8, 2013

      Yahoo Japan – money fight

      Money fight! Price wars between billionaires are fun to watch – from a distance. Yahoo Japan, the company chaired by...

    30. July 30, 2013

      SoftBank: grand ambitions

      Masayoshi Son has never thought small. A company that will grow for the next 300 years? That is the SoftBank founder’s...

    31. July 30, 2013

      SoftBank net profit more than doubles

      Masayoshi Son, the acquisitive Japanese telecoms billionaire who completed a $21.6bn takeover of Sprint this month, more...

    32. June 26, 2013

      SoftBank/Sprint/Clearwire: save the confetti

      Forget buyer’s remorse. What SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son lacks is buyer’s humility. At the SoftBank shareholder meeting last...

    33. June 21, 2013

      Dish pulls out of bidding war for Sprint Nextel

      Dish Network has formally conceded defeat in its bid battle with Japan’s SoftBank over Sprint Nextel, the US’s third-biggest...

    34. June 11, 2013

      SoftBank: Sprint to the finish

      When SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son bid for Sprint Nextel last October, his bondholders and shareholders swooned. Now that the...

    35. May 15, 2013

      Dish Network gains edge in battle for Sprint with $9bn financing

      Dish Network has lined up financing on its $25.5bn bid for Sprint Nextel, overcoming attempts by its rival suitor SoftBank...

    36. May 5, 2013

      Dish rebuts SoftBank’s claims over Sprint bid

      Dish Network has fired back at SoftBank after the Japanese telecommunications group last week disparaged its US rival’s bid...

    37. April 30, 2013

      SoftBank defends its $20bn offer for Sprint Nextel

      SoftBank has mounted a sharp-elbowed defence of its takeover offer for Sprint Nextel, saying it would not raise a $20bn bid...

    38. April 30, 2013

      SoftBank: Sprint finish

      Energy counts for much in getting big deals done. Masayoshi Son has delivered a punchy defence of the value in his bid for...

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