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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.


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


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


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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