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TOKYO: Masayoshi Son, who counted Steve Jobs as a friend, mirrored the late Apple Inc founder when he kept Softbank Group Corp investors waiting nearly two hours before revealing his “one more thing” after quarterly results were disclosed – a one trillion yen (US$9bil or RM37.37bil) share buyback.
TOKYO: SoftBank Group Corp shares jumped 10% on Tuesday, the first trading session after the Japanese conglomerate said it would spend up to 1 trillion yen ($8.8 billion) buying back almost 15% of its shares.
TOKYO: SoftBank Group Corp reported a record loss at its Vision Fund unit as the value of public holdings like Coupang Inc and Didi Global Inc plunged.
TOKYO: SoftBank Group Corp slipped into the red with a 397 billion yen ($3.5 billion) loss for the July-September quarter, hit by falling valuations in the tech portfolio of its Vision Fund unit.
TOKYO: Masayoshi Son has tapped his shareholdings in DoorDash Inc for the third time in just six months, selling US$2bil (RM8.2bil) worth of SoftBank Group Corp’s stake in the food-delivery giant.
(Reuters) - Real estate services company Cushman & Wakefield said on Friday it had invested $150 million in WeWork Inc, days after the office-sharing firm started trading on the New York Stock Exchange following a merger with a blank-check company.
LONDON: SoftBank Group Corp chief operating officer Marcelo Claure has advocated for a spinoff of the company’s Latin American investment fund, putting him at odds with founder Masayoshi Son, who disagrees with the move, according to people familiar with the discussions.
KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Dozens of influential Asians, including ruling party politicians, are among thousands of people around the world linked to offshore companies or trusts in the latest leak of confidential financial information dubbed the Pandora Papers.
MASAYOSHI Son has sharply accelerated the pace of his startup investments this year, quintupling the number of companies in his Vision Fund 2 portfolio in less than nine months.
The ruling Communist Party is tightening political control over China’s Internet giants and tapping their wealth to pay for its ambitions to reduce reliance on US and European technology.