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Sharing Economy

Temasek said to eye majority stake in WeWork's China business, reports say

(Jan 17): Temasek Holdings and Trustbridge Partners have held discussions to buy a majority stake in WeWork’s Chinese business, Reuters cited unidentified people as saying.

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

Masayoshi Son's bankers are worried about their favourite client

(Dec 16): Masayoshi Son’s Japanese bankers are taking a hard look at their most important client.

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

Dear Alibaba, thank you for the US$10 tril gift

(Dec 2): Has the golden age of asset management finally arrived in Asia? For years, Asia’s hottest unicorns left their homelands to list in New York for one simple reason: a deep pool of US money.

Company in the news

SoftBank falls as Son says business as usual after record loss

SINGAPORE (Nov 11): Masayoshi Son wants investors to believe that a record loss from investments in money-losing start-ups WeWork and Uber Technologies is but a bump in the road.

Company in the news

Son desperately needs that second US$100 bil

SINGAPORE (Nov 11): SoftBank Group Corp chairman Masayoshi Son is in the kind of pickle that even Jamie Dimon cannot get him out of.

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

SoftBank reveals US$6.5 billion loss from Uber, WeWork turmoil

(Nov 6): Masayoshi Son is finally disclosing the damage from SoftBank Group Corp’s bets on WeWork and Uber Technologies Inc.

IPO

WeWork withdraws IPO after tumultuous month marked by CEO's exit

(Oct 1): WeWork formally withdrew the prospectus for its initial public offering, capping a botched fundraising effort that cost the top executive his job.

Global Economy

Briefs

SINGAPORE (Sept 16): “Let the data speak for itself.

IPO

SoftBank pushes WeWork to postpone its contentious IPO

(Sept 10): Executives of WeWork and its largest investor, SoftBank, are discussing whether to shelve plans for an initial public offering of the money-losing co-working company, said people with kn

Disruption and Digitalisation

Grab set for major investment in Vietnam

SINGAPORE (Aug 26): Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab is set to invest “several hundred million dollars” in Vietnam where the company sees its next major growth market, just weeks after it unv

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