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SoftBank upgrades humanoid robot Pepper

16h japantimes.co.jp
SoftBank Group Corp. said it has upgraded the customer service capabilities of its Pepper humanoid robot, aiming to create demand in the business sector as Japan struggles with manpower shortages. (2-0)

SoftBank funding may spur Uber to re-think foray into Southeast Asian mkt

18h business-standard
SoftBank Group's multi-billion dollar investment in Uber Technologies Inc opens up the possibility of combining it with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns in a consolidation of a rapidly growing business across Asia, industry sources say. (2-0)

SoftBank funding may spur Uber to re-think tough Southeast Asian market

20h livemint
Singapore: SoftBank Group’s multi-billion dollar investment in Uber Technologies Inc opens up the possibility of combining it with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns in a consolidation of a rapidly growing business across Asia, person in the industry aware of the development said. (2-0)

Uber targets India market with back-to-basics features

21h livemint
Bengaluru: Hailing an Uber in India is a whole different game. Addresses are non-existent or rarely useful, while most people are using older smartphones in a place with limited mobile-data speeds. (2-0)

SoftBank funding may spur Uber to re-think tough South-east Asian market

23h themalaymailonline
A man arrives at the Uber offices in Queens, New York February 2, 2017. — Reuters picSINGAPORE, Nov 21 — SoftBank Group’s <9984.T> multi-billion dollar investment in Uber Technologies Inc opens up the possibility of combining it with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns in a consolidation of a rapidly growing business across Asia, industry sources say. (2-0)

SoftBank funding may spur Uber to re-think tough Southeast Asian market

23h channelnewsasia
SINGAPORE: SoftBank Group's multi-billion dollar investment in Uber Technologies Inc opens up the possibility of combining it with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns in a consolidation of a rapidly growing business across Asia, industry sources say. (2-0)

SoftBank funding may spur Uber to re-think tough Southeast Asian market

23h reuters
SINGAPORE(Reuters) - SoftBank Group’s multi-billion dollar investment in Uber Technologies Inc opens up the possibility of combining it with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns in a consolidation of a rapidly growing business across Asia, industry sources say. (2-0)

SoftBank funding may spur Uber to re-think tough Southeast Asian market

23h in.reuters
SINGAPORE(Reuters) - SoftBank Group’s multi-billion dollar investment in Uber Technologies Inc opens up the possibility of combining it with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns in a consolidation of a rapidly growing business across Asia, industry sources say. (2-0)

Uber Targets India Market With Back-to-Basics Features - Bloomberg

2017-11-21 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (2-0)

Unicorns: What Are They Really Worth? - Barron's

2017-11-18 barrons
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This back-flipping robot has everyone terrified - MarketWatch

2017-11-18 marketwatch
It starts with some casual box jumps -- the stuff Crossfitters live for. It’s impressive, but this robot gets really freaky, really fast. (17-0)

Japan GDP Grows for Seven Straight Quarters: ETFs in Focus

2017-11-17 zacks
Japan’s GDP improved at an impressive pace in the quarter ended September and grew for the seventh straight quarter owing to strong exports. This is also the longest streak of GDP growth since 2001 (read: ETFs in Focus as Bank of Japan Holds Policy Steady). (10-0)

Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

2017-11-16 reuters
Nov 16 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1100 GMT on Thursday: (74-0)

UPDATE 1-SoftBank to invest up to $25 bln in Saudi Arabia -Bloomberg

2017-11-16 reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) plans to invest as much as $25 billion in Saudi Arabia over the next three to four years, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. (2-0)

Nikkei ends 6-day losing streak; SoftBank, Shiseido gain

2017-11-16 reuters
TOKYO, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average rose on Thursday, as buyers stepped back in for bargains following six straight days of losses, with SoftBank gaining after a report that it plans to invest as much as $25 billion in Saudi Arabia. (52-0)