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    1. 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 the...

    2. 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 saw...

    1. 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 co-founder...

    2. 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...

    3. 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 1985,...

    4. 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 thousands...

    5. 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 Japanese...

    6. 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 year,...

    7. 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 the...

    8. 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...

    9. 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,...

    10. 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,...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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,...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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....

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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