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International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde warns global growth  estimates may be cut.   Photograph: AFP

European stocks fell from a three-week high, while demand for haven assets including US Treasuries and gold rose. The Australian and New Zealand dol(...)

SoftBank: agreed to buy ARM Holdings, causing European shares to surge. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

News of a bid for British chipmaker ARM helped lift European shares as the deal had a knock-on effect on tech stocks across the continent. The move h(...)

People walk past a retail shop of the SoftBank telecommunications company in Tokyo

SoftBank Group has agreed to buy UK chip designer ARM Holdings in a £24.3 billion deal, the two companies said on Monday, in an ambitious bet on mobil(...)

 Vittorio Colao, chief executive officer, Vodafone Group. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

If you happen to work in one of Vodafone’s overseas offices, Vittorio Colao is not someone you want to bump into too often. “When I don’t show up fo(...)

Tencent is to buy a majority stake in the Finnish maker of the mobile game Clash of Clans from Japan’s SoftBank for $8.6 billion, in a deal that will turn the Chinese technology company into an international online gaming superpower

Tencent is to buy a majority stake in the Finnish maker of the mobile game Clash of Clans from Japan’s SoftBank for $8.6 billion, in a deal that will (...)

Pepper humanoids from Japan’s Softbank: robots are likely to aid rather than replace healthcare professionals. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty

Green-eyed, diminutive and chatty, Pepper takes a break from his tireless singing and dancing: “You guys seem to be foreigners – where are you from?” (...)

 A worker of Indian e-commerce company Snapdeal.com scans barcode on a box after it was packed at the company’s warehouse in New Delhi – after losing top talent to Silicon Valley, an e-commerce boom is sparking a thriving start-up culture in India. Photograph: REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Intense interest from prominent investors is helping drive eye-popping valuations among Indian tech startups.Venture capital firms, hedge funds and th(...)

 The lack of queues at Apple stores will make it hard to judge popular demand for the watch, which comes in 38 variations with prices ranging from $349 to $10,000. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

The Apple Watch launched globally on Friday with a small queue of Japanese tech-addicts lining up in Tokyo for Apples first wearable gadget, but there(...)

Google expects to find a replacement for Patrick  Pichette (above) as chief financial officer within six months, the company said in a regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Google Inc said on Tuesday its chief financial officer (CFO) Patrick Pichette has announced his intention to retire, marking the latest change to the(...)

Christian Bale as Batman in The Dark Knight Rises. Photograph: Ron Phillips

SoftBank, the Japanese telecoms company founded by billionaire Masayoshi Son, has agreed to buy a stake in Legendary Entertainment, a US movie produce(...)

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