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    1. 9 hours ago

      SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son backs Sprint overhaul

      Masayoshi Son, the Japanese telecoms billionaire, reaffirmed his commitment to Sprint, his struggling US wireless...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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....

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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