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SoftBank plans US$5.5 bil buyback with telecom IPO proceeds

The sum represents a massive 10% of issued shares aimed at improving finances and shareholder returns.

SoftBank unveils US$21 billion IPO of Japan mobile business

The Japanese technology conglomerate plans to sell 1.6 billion shares at 1,500 yen apiece.

Malaysia may ratify trade pact but will seek exemptions, says Mahathir

The prime minister says although the negotiations have been concluded, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership has not been ratified.

SoftBank boss condemns Khashoggi murder, but won’t end ties

As horrible as this event was, we cannot turn our backs on the Saudi people as we work to help them in their continued efforts to reform and modernise their society.

SoftBank IPO banks said to commit to US$9 billion Vision Fund...

SoftBank, led by billionaire Masayoshi Son, had earlier told potential underwriters seeking a large role on the IPO that they should offer to lend to other parts of the parent company’s empire.

SoftBank to raise US$100 billion fund every 2-3 years

The Vision Fund has made investments in technology companies including ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc and shared-office space firm WeWork.

SoftBank said to seek loans from banks pitching for mega IPO

SoftBank Group Corp has told potential underwriters seeking a large role in the blockbuster IPO of its Japanese wireless unit that they should offer to lend to other parts of the parent company’s empire.

SoftBank mulling major investment in robot pizza startup

Zume owns a patent for delivery trucks capable of cooking food while en route to customers - the proprietary trucks have ovens that fire up on demand, via a remote cloud signal.

SoftBank Mobile seeking US$30 billion IPO

Son has begun turning SoftBank into a giant investment portfolio with money injected into ride-hailing to co-working spaces while offloading mobile assets.

SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son in his own words. All 303,513 of them

Son has shown impressive fortitude over that stretch: He hasn’t missed a single one of the 48 reports.

SoftBank fund seeking to invest in Chinese AI giant SenseTime

A 4-year-old startup, SenseTime makes systems that analyse faces and images on a huge scale and contributes to China’s vast surveillance system.

SoftBank’s Son says Japan is “stupid” for not allowing ride-sharing

The Japanese government outlaws non-professional drivers from transporting paying customers on safety grounds.

SoftBank’s Son remakes his inner circle with three newcomers

The personnel changes mark the biggest overhaul in SoftBank’s top management since Son brought in Nikesh Arora from Google and kicked off the telecom giant’s transformation into a strategic holdings company.

Masayoshi Son: From chicken feed to Japan’s richest tycoon

The founder of Japanese telecoms giant SoftBank, Masayoshi Son's first big success came when he invented a computer system to translate English into Japanese.

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