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  • BEIJING, June 16- Alibaba Group Holding revealed the members of its powerful 27- person partnership and expanded board on Monday, while disclosing that its growth has slowed from the red-hot pace of recent quarters.

  • Alibaba names partnership members in new filing Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 9:14 AM ET
    Signage is displayed outside Alibaba.com Ltd.'s headquarters in Hangzhou, China.

    Alibaba revealed the members of its 27-person partnership in an updated prospectus for its U.S. share listing on Monday.

  • BEIJING, June 16- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding revealed the members of its 27- person partnership in an updated prospectus for its U.S. share listing on Monday.

  • New Alibaba filing likely early next week Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    People walk at the headquarters of Alibaba in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, April 23, 2014.

    Alibaba will likely file new documents next week on first-quarter results and a breakdown of Alibaba's businesses and partners, sources told CNBC.

  • Asian shares were mostly lower on Friday as caution over U.S. jobs data overshadowed Wall Street's record and the ECB's stimulus measures.

  • TOKYO, June 6- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pressed the world's biggest pension fund on Friday to quicken a shift toward investing more in stocks and less in bonds amid market speculation the fund may already have started moving cash into riskier assets.

  • How the cloud is revamping robotics Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 12:37 AM ET
    The human-like robot called Pepper, developed by SoftBank's Aldebaran Robotics unit.

    Cloud computing isn't just for humans - robots are getting in on the action too.

  • Sprint deal makes Masayoshi Son man of the hour Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 6:44 PM ET
    SoftBank's Masayoshi Son with the Pepper human-like robot.

    A possible merger between Sprint and T-Mobile has put Masayoshi Son in the spotlight and analysts say he's exactly the type of CEO that Japan needs.

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- Sprint Corp and T-Mobile might have some fresh arguments to allay regulator skepticism about a merger, but the government may still be reluctant to approve shrinking the U.S. wireless market from four main players to three.

  • Alibaba employees in for $40 billion windfall Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 6:46 AM ET
    The Alibaba Group headquarters on March 29, 2014 in Hangzhou, China.

    The Chinese e-commerce giant has been counseling employees on how to deal with the roughly $41 billion they could unlock through a New York listing.

  • Asian equities closed mixed in choppy trading Thursday, as traders braced for a highly-anticipated European Central Bank meeting.

  • *Japan govt aims for' robotic revolution' under growth strategy. TOKYO, June 5- Japan's SoftBank Corp said on Thursday it will start selling human-like robots for personal use by February, expanding into a sector seen key to addressing labour shortages in one of the world's fastest ageing societies.

  • T-Mobile and Sprint zero in on a $32 billion merger Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 11:49 PM ET

    Sprint and T-Mobile have settled on a $32 billion deal that might be announced this summer, people briefed on the matter told the New York Times.

  • TOKYO, June 5- Japan's SoftBank Corp is developing human-like robots which it will use to staff its cellphone stores, two people with knowledge of the matter said, in a move aimed at expanding the mobile phone and Internet conglomerate's technological reach.

  • NEW YORK, June 4- Sprint Corp has agreed to pay about $40 per share to buy T-Mobile US Inc, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, signaling progress in a long-contemplated deal to merge the third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers.

  • June 4- Sprint Corp is closing in on an agreement to pay $40 a share to buy T-Mobile US Inc, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, drawing the two companies toward a deal to combine the country's third- and fourth-largest telecoms carriers.

  • June 4- Sprint Corp is closing in on an agreement to pay $40 a share to buy T-Mobile US Inc, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, drawing the two companies toward a deal to combine the country's third- and fourth-largest telecoms carriers.

  • HONG KONG, June 5- As Alibaba prepares for what could be the biggest tech company IPO to date, the Chinese e-commerce giant has been counselling employees on how to deal with the roughly $41 billion they could unlock through a New York listing.

  • *Steel shares outperform on Credit Suisse rating hikes. *Yahoo Japan jumps after Goldman Sachs adds to conviction list. Exporters were mixed, with Toyota Motor Corp rising 0.3 percent, while Honda Motor Co shed 0.5 percent and Toshiba Corp gained 0.7 percent.

  • Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    **Pilgrim's Pride Corp, the second largest U.S. chicken processor, raised its offer for Hillshire Brands Co, escalating a bidding war with Tyson Foods Inc for the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages. **Germany's Siemens said on Tuesday it called off the sale of its baggage handling and postal automation business.