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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

Singapore co-working struggles as Hong Kong's thrives amid virus outbreak

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Singapore co-working struggles as Hong Kong's thrives amid virus outbreak

(Apr 17): On a recent Friday afternoon, dozens of people sat hunched over laptops at TheDesk’s six-story co-working space near Hong Kong’s Central business district, while others chatted over snack

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

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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.

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Facing up to new norms and staying the course

SINGAPORE (Dec 27): As this issue of The Edge Singapore goes to print, US President Donald Trump faces an impeachment trial by his political enemies.

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Start-ups sober up to funding scrutiny

WeWork’s IPO debacle emphasises that having a high-profile founder with a great idea is not enough

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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.


WeWork's quarterly loss doubled to US$1.3 bil as IPO faltered

(Nov 18): WeWork reported a net loss of US$1.25 billion ($1.7 billion) in the third quarter, eclipsing its sales and more than doubling its loss from the same period last year.

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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.

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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.

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