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WeWork’s prospects have been treated with scepticism by some Silicon Valley investors who see the company as an overvalued real estate play vulnerable to a property market downturn. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Japan’s SoftBank Group is in discussions to take a majority stake in shared office space provider WeWork, a source familiar with the matter said, in a(...)

SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son. Photograph: Bloomberg

Japan is leaping into the future of cars, courtesy of SoftBank Group. On Wednesday, Honda announced a $2.75 billion investment in General Motors’ sel(...)

With American astronauts due to return to the moon, and plans for an eventual mission to Mars, there will be job prospects in the area. Photograph: iStock

1. Farmer The world’s population will tip 10 billion by 2050. That’s a lot of mouths to feed and feeding them in an efficient and sustainable manner (...)

The investment in One97 Communications marks Warren Buffett’s first big investment in the south Asian country

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway plans to invest at least $300 million in the parent company of India’s largest mobile payments group, Paytm, accor(...)

Alibaba’s US-listed shares rose about 4 per cent in pre-market trade, as investors reacted positively to the better-than-expected revenue growth. File photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Alibaba Group , China’s biggest e-commerce firm, topped first-quarter revenue estimates on Thursday, but said investments in its food delivery busines(...)

A Tesla logo adorns a ‘Model S’ car in a dealership. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk tweeted on Monday that he was working with buyout firm Silver Lake and investment bank Goldman Sachs as financial advi(...)

The company has significant commercial property interests in Dublin where it is the anchor tenant in the old Central Bank building.

WeWork, the fast-growing co-working company gobbling up commercial office leases, has said its second-quarter sales more than doubled from a year earl(...)

Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank

Japan’s SoftBank surged 6.5 per cent to a nine-month high on Tuesday after it reported a 49 per cent jump in quarterly profit, boosted by the sale of (...)

Employees of SoftBank Corp work outside its branch in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters/File Photo

Irish start-ups may be in line for a boost from Japanese firm SoftBank as the company comes to Dublin to participate in the smart cities test bed. T(...)

SoftBank’s vice president of global business strategy Hidebumi Kitahara and Owen Keegan, chief executive, Dublin City Council. “SoftBank has a great vision for the city of the future,” said Mr Keegan

Dublin City Council has teamed up with Japanese company SoftBank to help advance Dublin’s smart city project. The project will also serve as a bluepr(...)

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