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 Vehicles for Tokyo 2020 Olympics parked up at Tsukiji Depot in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday. Photograph: Koji Sasahara - Pool/Getty Images

When Japan won the competition to host the 2020 Olympics in the wake of a devastating earthquake and tsunami, then-prime minister Shinzo Abe said it w(...)

SoftBank’s Vision Fund unit rebounded from a loss to record an 844 billion yen (€6.64 billion) third quarter profit. Photograph:  Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images

SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son boasted of delivering “golden eggs” on Monday, after his company’s Vision Fund unit rebounded from a loss to r(...)

The new Chinese regime in Hong Kong has raised concerns about Hong Kong’s future as a global financial centre. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

US hedge fund Elliott Management is closing its Hong Kong office, becoming one of the first large financial institutions to shutter operations in the (...)

the purchase of UK chip designer Arm, announced on Sunday, is the latest big asset disposal by SoftBank as the Japanese tech group shifts from operating businesses into a global investment and asset management powerhouse.

Nvidia’s agreed purchase of Arm Holdings from Japan’s SoftBank for up to $40 billion (€33.7 billion), the largest deal in the global semiconductor ind(...)

SoftBank’s high-risk strategy has been built up over the past few months. Photograph: Yuya Shino/File Photo/Reuters

Shareholders in SoftBank wiped nearly $9 billion (€7.6 billion) off its market value on Monday after weekend revelations that the Japanese conglomerat(...)

A WeWork logo is seen outside its offices in San Francisco. Photograph: REUTERS/Kate Munsch/File Photo

WeWork is on track to have positive cash flow in 2021, a year ahead of schedule, after it cut its workforce by more than 8,000 people, renegotiated le(...)

Softbank Group CEO Masayoshi Son attends a press conference to announce the company’s financial results.

SoftBank expects its $100 billion Vision Fund to book a loss of 1.8 trillion yen ($16.5 billion) due to the worsening performance of its tech bets, wh(...)

SoftBank has demanded that Moody’s remove all of its bond ratings on the Japanese conglomerate.

SoftBank has demanded that Moody’s remove all of its bond ratings on the Japanese conglomerate, after the rating agency issued a two-notch downgrade t(...)

SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son said the share buyback reflected “the firm and unwavering confidence we have in our business”. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

SoftBank is launching an emergency 4.5 trillion yen (€38 billion) asset sale to fund a share buyback and debt reduction, in a determined effort by Mas(...)

Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive of SoftBank Group. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

SoftBank Group reported a near-total wipeout in quarterly profit on Wednesday, after the Japanese technology investor was whiplashed for a second cons(...)

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