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    1. August 3, 2016

      SoftBank-Arm deal advisers paid up to £206m in fees

      Japan’s SoftBank and UK chip-designer Arm Holdings are set to pay their financial advisers and lenders up to £206m in...

    2. July 28, 2016

      SoftBank’s Son reassures over Arm buyout

      Masayoshi Son, the chief executive of SoftBank, sought to allay investor concerns about his £24.3bn takeover of UK chip...

    1. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      SoftBank posts 19% profit rise

      Despite its persistently loss-making US telecom arm Sprint, net profits at Japan’s SoftBank Group were up 19 per cent...

    2. July 22, 2016

      Week in Review, July 23

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. SoftBank chancing its Arm with...

    3. July 22, 2016

      Masayoshi Son: The unrepentant visionary

      Pushy, risk-addicted and with a self-declared “man’s” appetite for world domination, Masayoshi Son, the founder and...

    4. July 20, 2016

      Rupert Murdoch and Masayoshi Son are back in charge

      The imminent departure of Roger Ailes after 20 years as the boss and driving force of US cable network Fox News, and...

    5. July 20, 2016

      How Masayoshi Son brought Arm into SoftBank’s embrace

      The calm of Stuart Chambers’ sailing holiday off the Turkish coast was shattered earlier this month when Masayoshi Son...

    6. July 19, 2016

      SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son plays high-stakes game for Arm

      Following last month’s UK vote to leave the EU, the president of Daiwa Securities predicted a spurt of Japanese...

    7. July 19, 2016

      Stock market gives SoftBank deal a thumbs down

      Investors in SoftBank have given an early thumbs down to its £24.3bn gamble on UK chip designer Arm Holdings, pushing...

    8. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      SoftBank shares tank on £23.4bn Arm Holdings deal

      It’s no broken arm, but SoftBank shares are hurting today, tumbling as they trade for the first time since announcing...

    9. July 18, 2016

      Disarming SoftBank puts onus on investors to resist temptation

      Time for stock market investors to put up or shut up. They must decide whether they or SoftBank, the Japanese...

    10. July 18, 2016

      Masayoshi Son arms SoftBank for internet of things

      Over lunch at the Four Seasons hotel just off Hyde Park in London on Monday, Masayoshi Son, the 58-year-old founder of...

    11. July 18, 2016

      SoftBank’s big bet and the future of UK tech

      Since Britain voted to leave the EU, there has been a tendency to be downbeat about the country’s economic and...

    12. July 18, 2016

      Arm deal an answer in SoftBank guessing game

      In the mid-1970s, Masayoshi Son was so impressed by a powerful computer chip Intel had developed that he slept with a...

    13. FT Alphaville

      July 18, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: Softbank bets on post-Brexit Britain

      Softbank’s blockbuster offer for Arm Holdings, British Land’s wariness and Boris Johnson’s Brussels debut as foreign...

    14. Fast FT

      July 18, 2016

      SoftBank's £24.3bn deal for ARM Holdings confirmed

      Arm Holdings has confirmed it has agreed to a takeover by Japan’s SoftBank in a £24.3bn deal, which SoftBank’s chairman...

    15. Fast FT

      July 18, 2016

      Softbank poised to buy UK's Arm for £23.4bn

      Japan’s SoftBank has agreed to acquire Arm Holdings, the UK’s preeminent technology company, for £23.4bn in an enormous...

    16. July 13, 2016

      SoftBank: Waiting for the next ‘big idea’

      Masayoshi Son, the founder and chairman of SoftBank, has big ideas. Big, “crazy ideas”, he says. Now, liberated from...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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,...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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