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Japan’s SoftBank chases more deals with Mexican startups

Japan’s SoftBank chases more deals with Mexican startups

Published 09/08/2019

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) is in advanced talks to invest in Mexican used car platform Kavak and financial technology firm [more…]

Grab to invest $2 billion in Indonesia using funds from SoftBank

Grab to invest $2 billion in Indonesia using funds from SoftBank

Published 29/07/2019

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab on Monday said it will invest $2 billion into Indonesia over five years using capital received from [more…]

Exclusive: U.S. clears SoftBank’s $2.25 billion investment in…

Exclusive: U.S. clears SoftBank’s $2.25 billion investment in…

Published 06/07/2019

(Reuters) - Cruise, a U.S. self-driving vehicle company majority-owned by General Motors Co, told Reuters on Friday that a U.S. national security panel approved a [more…]

Explainer: What’s behind Japan’s support of whaling?

Explainer: What’s behind Japan’s support of whaling?

Published 24/06/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has for decades been steadfastly defiant about hunting whales despite widespread anger, including from key allies like the United States. After [more…]

Outlook uncertain for Japan’s whaling industry despite commercial…

Outlook uncertain for Japan’s whaling industry despite commercial…

Published 24/06/2019

MINAMIBOSO, Japan (Reuters) - When Yachiyo Ichihara was a child in Wada, one of Japan’s oldest whaling villages, she’d go down to the harbor with [more…]

Raw, fried or on a bun: the many ways Japan eats whale

Raw, fried or on a bun: the many ways Japan eats whale

Published 24/06/2019

MINAMIBOSO, Japan (Reuters) - Whale cutlets, sliced raw whale, deep-fried whale nuggets, whale bacon and whale jerky feature on the menu at the restaurant Yoko [more…]

Safe havens emerge in China, South Asia as recession risks grow

Safe havens emerge in China, South Asia as recession risks grow

Published 14/06/2019

HONG KONG/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fears of a global recession are on the rise as the U.S.-China trade war re-escalated in May, sending investors to the [more…]

UBS looks to Sumitomo Mitsui tie-up to crack Japanese wealth

UBS looks to Sumitomo Mitsui tie-up to crack Japanese wealth

Published 07/06/2019

ZURICH/TOKYO (Reuters) - UBS signed a joint venture deal with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust on Friday, aiming to crack a Japanese wealth management market where it [more…]

Richard Branson takes satellite launch business to Japan with…

Richard Branson takes satellite launch business to Japan with…

Published 06/06/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit said on Thursday it plans to bring its satellite launch system to Japan in partnership with airline [more…]

Japan to limit foreign ownership of firms in its IT, telecom sectors

Japan to limit foreign ownership of firms in its IT, telecom sectors

Published 27/05/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s government said on Monday that high-tech industries will be added to a list of businesses for which foreign ownership of Japanese [more…]