SoftBank’s Son presses Grab for truce with rival Gojek

SoftBank Group Corp.’s Masayoshi Son is stepping up pressure on Grab Holdings Inc.


Almost everyone at SoftBank thinks going private is a bad idea

Inside SoftBank Group Corp., the idea of going private through a buyout has been discussed off and on for at least five years.


Singapore fund manager says Line tender offer price is too low

A Singapore-based money manager came out against SoftBank Group Corp.

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SoftBank, Naver to take Line private through squeeze out

SoftBank Corp. and Naver Corp. said they would seek to compel Line Corp.’s remaining public shareholders to sell out so the two companies can take the messaging service private.


Stocks stabilise following tech retreat as greenback strengthens

Global stocks mostly stabilized Monday though investors remained on edge after the biggest two-day slide for shares since June. The dollar edged higher and crude oil extended its recent slide.

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

Pay rise for Softbank Vision Fund CEO despite staggering losses

(May 29): SoftBank Vision Fund’s head, Rajeev Misra, saw his total pay for the past business year more than double to roughly US$15 million ($21.2 million), even as the fund’s underperformance push

Global Economy


Quoteworthy: "Let us cross this important hurdle during this ‘circuit breaker’, and then we can deal with this issue in a dedicated way.

Joint ventures and alliances

Singtel names AT&T a new founding member of Global Telco Security Alliance

SINGAPORE (Mar 6): American telco conglomerate AT&T has joined the Global Telco Security Alliance – which was launched in April 2018 by four telecommunications operators around the world includ

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

Grab vanquishes Uber with local strategy, billions from SoftBank

SINGAPORE (Mar 27): As Uber Technologies Inc. looked to conquer ride-sharing around the world, Grab was focused on serving the 620 million people that share its home in Southeast Asia.

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