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  • Sprint Sues Dish, Clearwire as Key Deadline Looms Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 8:48 AM ET

    Sprint Nextel has sued Dish Network to block its offer for Clearwire, on the eve of a key deadline in a battle that also includes Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank.

  • SoftBank Raises Sprint Nextel Offer to $21.6 Billion Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 9:07 PM ET
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    Japan's SoftBank said on Tuesday that it has agreed with Sprint Nextel to raise its offer for the U.S. wireless operator to $21.6 billion.

  • Nikkei Soars 5% After Upwards Growth Revision Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose on Monday with Japan's benchmark Nikkei rebounding on the back of a strong gross domestic product (GDP) revision and a weaker yen.

  • SoftBank Eyes Merger With T-Mobile as 'Plan B' Saturday, 8 Jun 2013 | 12:25 AM ET
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    SoftBank is in talks with Deutsche Telekom over a possible deal for T-Mobile US, as the Japanese company looks for alternatives if its $20.1 billion deal with Sprint Nextel falls apart.

  • Nikkei Falls Over 5% in Steep Afternoon Sell-Off Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:05 AM ET

    Japan's benchmark index skidded below the 14,000 mark to a one-month low on Thursday, weighed down by a strengthening yen and volatile Japanese government bond yields (JGBs). The session brought the benchmark's total losses to 14 percent since last Thursday's plunge.

  • Dish Tops Rival Sprint's Bid for Clearwire Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 2:43 AM ET

    Dish Network Corp raised its buyout offer for Clearwire Corp to $4.40 per share, valuing the wireless service provider at $6.5 billion and topping a rival bid by Sprint Nextel Corp by nearly 30 percent.

  • Sprint, SoftBank Reach Deal on Chinese Espionage Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 3:22 AM ET

    Sprint Nextel Corp and Japan's SoftBank Corp have reached an agreement with U.S. authorities on the national security aspects of the Japanese firm's pending $20.1 billion deal to win control of the U.S. wireless carrier.

  • Sprint Receives SoftBank Waiver to Consider Dish Offer Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    Sprint Nextel said its Japanese suitor SoftBank granted it a waiver allowing it to consider a $25.5 billion rival bid by Dish Network, as pressure mounts on SoftBank to sweeten its offer for the No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier.

  • Early Movers: DELL, JCP, DIS & More Friday, 17 May 2013 | 7:57 AM ET

    These stocks are posting the largest moves before the bell.

  • Asia's Richest Entrepreneurs Friday, 10 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    We look at Asia's 10 richest first-generation businessmen. Find out who these self-made billionaires are and how they made their money.

  • Dish May Sell If It Doesn't Get Sprint: Chairman Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 2:40 PM ET
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    Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen said he could sell the entire satellite TV company if he loses the battle with Japan's SoftBank to buy Sprint Nextel.

  • Early Movers: DIS, EA, OMX & More Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 7:59 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Cramer’s Game Plan for the Week Ahead Friday, 3 May 2013 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cramer's looking for a little drama on Thursday. Find out what else he's expecting in the week ahead.

  • Australia, Japan Fall After Weak China Data Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Australian stocks retreated from Tuesday's four-and-a-half-year high after Chinese manufacturing data revealed the nation's economic recovery may not be on solid footing while the Nikkei 225 extended losses as the yen strengthened.

  • Early Movers: PFE, AET, HOT & More Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 7:56 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • No Need to Sweeten Offer for Sprint: Japan's SoftBank Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 7:37 AM ET

    SoftBank said there is no need to improve its $20.1 billion bid for 70 percent of U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel, which has been challenged by Dish Network.

  • Asia Stocks Cautious in Holiday-Thinned Trade Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 4:33 AM ET

    Trade in Asia's stock markets was relatively quiet on Monday with volume subdued because of holidays in Japan and China while disappointing U.S. economic growth dampened risk appetite.

  • Verizon Eyes $100 Billion Bid for Verizon Wireless Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:06 AM ET

    Verizon Communications has hired advisers to prepare a possible $100 billion cash and stock bid to take full control of Verizon Wireless from joint venture partner Vodafone.

  • Sprint Loss Beats Estimate, Despite Customer Losses Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 10:49 AM ET

    Sprint Nextel, an acquisition target of both Japan's SoftBank and Dish Network, posted a smaller than expected quarterly loss, even as it saw steep customer losses from the Nextel network it is shutting down.

  • Huawei ‘Not Interested in the US Anymore’ Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 10:23 PM ET
    A receptionist sits behind the counter at the Huawei office in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province.

    Huawei has given up its quest to conquer the market for telecom network equipment in the US, where the Chinese company's sales have been repeatedly blocked. The FT reports.