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  • BUZZ-Alibaba Group Holding Ltd: Revenue up ahead of IPO Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    **Q1 net income attributable to ordinary shareholders nearly triples to $1.99 billion, or 84 cents per share. **Revenue from China commerce retail business up about 46 pct to $2.15 billion. **Chairman Jack Ma owned 8.8 pct of Alibaba's ordinary shares and Softbank Corp had a 34.1 pct stake, as of June 30.

  • UPDATE 1-Alibaba revenue soars ahead of IPO Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Aug 27- China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, which is expected to go public in New York as early as next month, reported a 46 percent jump in quarterly revenue as growth in the world's largest e-commerce market showed no signs of slowing.

  • Alibaba revenue jumps on strong China demand Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    Aug 27- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Inc's quarterly revenue jumped 46.3 percent to $2.54 billion due to a rise in domestic sales. Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders nearly tripled to $1.99 billion, or 84 cents per share, for the first quarter ended June 30.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Aug 26- Investors are looking over portfolios to make room for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Inc's market debut next month- and that means some less attractive stocks that funds are holding might be shown the door.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Aug 26- Investors are looking over portfolios to make room for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Inc's market debut next month- and that means some less attractive stocks that funds are holding might be shown the door.

  • Asian equity markets were mostly lower on Tuesday as tensions over Ukraine took the shine off Wall Street's overnight gains.

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Tuesday in thin trade as profit-taking accelerated in late trade after the weak yen trend paused, taking a toll on exporters and index-heavyweight stocks such as Honda Motor Co and SoftBank Corp. The Nikkei shed 0.6 percent to 15,521.22.

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Tuesday in thin trade as profit-taking accelerated in late trade after the weak yen trend paused, taking a toll on exporters and index-heavyweight stocks such as Honda Motor Co and SoftBank Corp. The Nikkei shed 0.6 percent to 15,521.22.

  • IPO VIEW-Fund managers look to make room for Alibaba Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Aug 26- Investors are looking over portfolios to make room for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Inc's market debut next month- and that means some less attractive stocks that funds are holding might be shown the door.

  • Asian equities reverse losses ahead of Fed minutes Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 3:04 AM ET
    A board of stock indicators shows upward momentum on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Most Asian stocks reversed losses on late Wednesday as traders await the release of the U.S. Federal Reserve's meeting minutes due later in the day.

  • TOKYO, Aug 20- Japan's Nikkei share average rose for an eighth day on Wednesday morning as the yen weakened, but gains were subdued as many investors stuck to the sidelines ahead of the U.S.

  • Sprint doubles down on data with new price plans Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    Sprint unveiled a new pricing plan that offers customers 20 gigabytes of data and up to 10 lines for $100, doubling its data offerings.

  • Wall Street's upbeat performance overnight, helped by a subside in geopolitical tensions, elevated Asian bourses to fresh closing highs on Tuesday.

  • TOKYO, Aug 19- Japan's Nikkei share average hit a two-week high on Tuesday as robust U.S. housing data boosted sentiment, while the weaker yen increased risk appetite in index-heavy stocks and exporters such as SoftBank Corp and Panasonic Corp. Receding tensions in Ukraine also brightened the mood, after Russia said on Monday all objections to it sending a humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved.

  • *Skymark soars on report that AirAsia is considering aid.

  • Sprint cuts rates, CEO says more new plans to come Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 7:12 PM ET

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan./ WASHINGTON, Aug 18- Sprint Corp on Monday unveiled a new pricing plan that offers customers 20 gigabytes of data and up to 10 lines for $100, doubling its data offerings, the latest in a string of price cuts and promotions sweeping the wireless industry.

  • Google execs: Where are they now? Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Ten years after the search giant's IPO, CNBC looks at where some high-ranking Googlers have landed in the tech industry and beyond.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 12- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd overhauled its pact with the parent of fast-growing payments affiliate Alipay, boosting the Chinese e-commerce giant's potential gains if that company is sold or goes public. That move spurred protests from major shareholders Yahoo Inc and Softbank Corp and led to a framework agreement in 2011..

  • Rupert Murdoch triggered M&A shockwave Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:52 AM ET
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    When Rupert Murdoch and Masayoshi Son walked away from their deals last week, the moguls created a shock wave on Wall Street.

  • TOKYO, Aug 8- SoftBank Corp's billionaire CEO said he chose a "streetfighter" to turn around U.S. carrier Sprint Corp, which faces an uphill battle for growth after abandoning plans to acquire rival T-Mobile US Inc.