SoftBank's plans to tap a foreigner as a potential CEO confirm its ambitions to become a global venture capital firm, according to analysts.
Asian stocks mostly advanced on Monday as China rolled out its third interest rate cut since November.
Asian stocks remained in the doldrums on Thursday, hit by a confluence of factors like a weaker finish on Wall Street overnight.
Asian stocks ended mixed early Friday, pressured by a sell-off on Wall Street overnight and as investors reacted to a batch of economic data from Japan and China.
Salesforce.com is a takeover target, according to a report from Bloomberg. If true, the list of potential buyers is awfully small.
Asian stocks traded higher across the board on Wednesday, with bourses in Japan and Shanghai closing at new multi-year highs.
Yahoo announced it is looking at cashing in on Yahoo Japan, which could be worth almost $9 billion before tax, news that boosted Yahoo's stock price.
Yahoo reported a first-quarter miss on earnings and revenue on Tuesday afternoon.
Asian stocks jumped on Tuesday, joining the global rally induced by China's move over the weekend to stimulate its cooling economy.
Chinese shares touched fresh seven-year highs on Monday, while Japan's Nikkei 225 struggled to find momentum.
Shares in Hong Kong and Tokyo outperformed the region to scale fresh multi-year highs on Thursday.
Twitter is rumored to be the target of an hostile takeover by both Facebook and Google, Re/code reports.
Asian stocks were higher across the board on Wednesday, with Tokyo, Seoul and mainland markets hitting fresh highs.
Asian stocks advanced amid choppy trade on Friday as traders looked ahead to the release of the closely-watched U.S. jobs report.
Asian stocks outside Australia recovered from a lackluster open to rise on Monday as a modestly positive lead from Wall Street offset the impact of sliding oil prices.
Stocks in Japan and China settled at new multi-year highs for the second straight session as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.
Japanese stocks tracked a positive lead from Wall Street to hit a fresh multi-year high, breaching the 19,000 level, as major indices in the region largely rose on Friday.
Asian shares rose on Thursday, boosted by better-than-expected Australian jobs data from Australia and a surprise rate cut in South Korea.
Asian equities were lower across the board on Wednesday, pressured by a plunge on Wall Street overnight and as a string of China data fell short of expectations.
Key bourses in Asia nursed losses on Tuesday, as a mixed bag of Chinese inflation data offset a positive lead from Wall Street.