Asia/Pacific

Sony Corp

SoftBank's first Sony smartphone deal takes aim at U.S. market

Japan's SoftBank Corp and its U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, sources with knowledge of the matter said, as the two technology titans confront daunting challenges in the U.S. market.

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Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors, China Unicom to build car charging outlets across China

U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors (TSLA.O) said on Friday that it would partner with China's No.2 mobile carrier China Unicom (0762.HK) to build charging outlets across the country to push sales in the world's biggest auto market.

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Mukesh Ambani

India's Reliance plans $13 million projects including new refinery

India's Reliance Industries (RELI.NS) is considering investing about $13 billion to build new projects, including a 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery at its Jamnagar complex to boost profit by processing cheap, heavy grades.

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Dalian Wanda Group

China's Wanda, Tencent, Baidu to set up $814 million e-commerce company

China's Dalian Wanda group and Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) said on Friday they would set up a 5 billion yuan ($814 million) e-commerce joint venture with Baidu Inc (BIDU.O), as the firms push into the high-growth e-commerce sector.

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Glencore-Xstrata

Glencore, Jinchuan frontrunners to buy BHP's Nickel West

Commodities trader and miner Glencore (GLEN.L) and Chinese nickel producer Jinchuan Group are the frontrunners to buy BHP Billiton's (BHP.AX)(BLT.L) Australian Nickel West division, two sources close to the situation said.

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Pudong financial district in Shanghai

China's Hony Capital to buy 12.43 percent stake in Shanghai hotel

Hony Capital, one of China's biggest private equity firms, has agreed to buy a 15 billion yuan ($246 million) stake in Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels Development Co, the hotel company said on Thursday.

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TSE

Japan's Skylark to offer up to 112.6 bln yen in shares - filing

Japan's Skylark Co Ltd has decided to list in Tokyo on Oct. 9 and will offer up to 112.6 billion yen ($1.1 billion) in shares in its initial public offering, a regulatory filing showed on Thursday.

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Samsung Electronics' headquarters

China supplier of Samsung, Lenovo denies using child workers

A China-based supplier for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Lenovo Group Ltd said on Thursday it had never hired child laborers, denying allegations by a U.S.-based activist group.

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Beijing, China

China Huarong says Goldman, Warburg, others to buy $2.4 billion stake

China Huarong Asset Management Co Ltd, the country's biggest bad-debt manager, said on Thursday regulators have approved a deal for it to sell a 20.98 percent stake to a consortium of eight investors for 14.5 billion yuan ($2.4 billion).

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Samsung Galaxy Gear

Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make call

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday unveiled what it said was the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby, in the South Korean firm's latest effort to find a new growth driver.

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Chairman and chief executive of Alibaba Group Jack Ma speaks at a news conference in Beijing

Mega-IPO to rekindle the 'bromance' behind Alibaba's rise

Masayoshi Son's nose for an investment has turned a $20 million start-up punt on Alibaba into a stake worth maybe $50 billion or more as the Chinese e-commerce giant co-founded and led by Jack Ma heads to what could be the biggest U.S. tech IPO of all time.

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Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - source

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.

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An employee of mobile messenger Kakao Talk shows the game 'Anipang'

South Korea's Daum, Kakao shareholders approve merger

Shareholders of South Korean internet portal operator Daum Communications Corp and messaging app company Kakao Corp on Wednesday approved a merger of the two firms in an all-stock deal that values Kakao at more than $3 billion.

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Alibaba Group

Alibaba revenue soars ahead of IPO

China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd [IPO-BABA.N], 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.

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India Oil Well

Citi and HSBC among banks to manage $3 bln ONGC share sale -sources

Citigroup and HSBC are among five banks chosen to manage India's planned sale of a stake in state oil company Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), three sources with direct knowledge of the development said on Monday.

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