SoftBank is eschewing investments in early-stage firms in favor of mature companies in a strategy shift under the helm of President Nikesh Arora.
Japan's inflation target remains out of reach, with June core CPI for June barely budging and as households unexpectedly stopped spending.
Far from the glare of China's stock market chaos, the free market spirit is alive and well in Beijing's so-called New Third Board exchange.
China's securities regulator said on Friday that it had restricted 24 stock trading accounts for suspected trading irregularities.
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OCBC's overseas strategies paid off in the three months ended June, while UOB "paid the price for staying at home", says Lachlan Colquhoun, chief executive at East and Partners.
Jim Sarni, managing principal at Payden & Rygel, says the second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) suggests that things are clearly improving in the U.S., paving the way for a Fed rate hike.
Apart from established businesses, Google for Work is also committed to providing support for the start-up community, says President Amit Singh.