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Customers wait in line to use an automated teller machine (ATM) at a Japan Post Co branch in Hachioji. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In early July, the 61-year-old chief executive of 7pay appeared on TV to apologise after the launch of one of Japan’s most hotly-anticipated mobile pa(...)

 Lyft’s co-founders Logan Green and John Zimmer laid out a vision of the company as a way to reduce traffic and pollution, make cities more liveable and encourage connections among people of different backgrounds. Photograph: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The San Francisco-based car-booking app Lyft has kicked off what is expected to be a record-breaking race by tech companies to the public markets this(...)

  An attendee    tries out the Lenovo augmented reality glasses at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February  2018. Photograph: Reuters

Foldable phones and 5G will be among the key talking points at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week, the largest annual global gathering for t(...)

Telco unit SoftBank Corp on Monday priced its stock at 1,500 yen apiece, as previously indicated. Photograph: Reuters

SoftBank is set to raise 2.65 trillion yen (€20.6 billion) in Japan’s biggest-ever IPO – a share sale widely regarded as finalising the group’s transi(...)

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A sell-off in global equities resumed in Asia and US and European futures slid as Chinese shares snapped a two-day rally. The dollar traded around the(...)

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Oil traded near $70 a barrel as investors assessed the threat to US production from a storm that is forecast to strike the Gulf Coast as well as risin(...)

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Asian shares fell on Tuesday and the euro struggled near six-month lows as early elections loomed in Italy, although a revival in diplomatic talks wit(...)

Walmart want to expand its e-commerce business and counter the dominance of Amazon. Photograph: Reuters

Walmart has added more technology savvy to its board with the appointment of Sarah Friar, a native of the North. Ms Friar, the finance chief at digit(...)

Japan’s Nikkei jumped to a near two-year high on Tuesday and European stock markets built on their biggest one-day gain in two months.

Japan’s Nikkei jumped to a near two-year high on Tuesday and European stock markets built on their biggest one-day gain in two months as central banke(...)

A driver with the ride-sharing service Lyft waits for a customer on a street in Santa Monica

General Motors is investing $500 million in Lyft and has laid out plans to develop an on-demand network of self-driving cars with the ride-sharing se(...)

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