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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

    3. 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,...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. November 4, 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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....

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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