Sony announces 1st ever share buyback worth $910 million

The move is clearly aimed at boosting shareholder returns. On Friday, Sony Corp announced its first-ever major share buyback worth $910 million (100 billion yen). With the news reaching the market, its stock recovered from a hammering from investors who were spooked over its lackluster earnings. Sony’s announcement marked Japan’s second major buyback this week:…

SoftBank’s share fall by 10% on their stock market debut

Investors worries include SoftBank Corp’s exposure to Huawei. SoftBank has stated it plans on replacing its Huawei-provided 4G network equipment with those of other suppliers – an expensive and time-consuming affair. In a rare development, shares of Japan’s SoftBank Corp fell by more than 10% on debut as investor appetite for what has been Japan’s…

SoftBank to replace Huawei’s 4G network equipment with Nokia and Ericsson equivalent

SoftBank will also source its 5G network equipment from Nokia and Ericsson rather than from Huawei: Nikkei In a significant development, Japan’s Nikkei has reported without citing sources, SoftBank Group Corp plans on replacing 4G network equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd with equivalent hardware from Nokia and Ericsson. Further, for its 5G network,…

Top 3 Japanese telecom to not source equipment from Huawei and ZTE

The development will have short term consequences for SoftBank given its relation with Huawei; it will find it hard to replace the pre-existing Huawei network equipment that has been customized to its requirements and thus is not easily interchangeable. On Monday, Japan’s Kyodo News News reported, the three biggest telecom operators of Japan, do not…

Japan’s Financial Services Agency grants cryptocurrency industry self-regulatory status

Following hacker attacks which left crypto exchanges shorter by millions of dollars earlier this year, Japan intends to nurture growth while ensuring strict regulatory compliance for the cryptocurrency industry. On Wednesday, Japanese watchdog Financial Services Agency (FSA) stated, it has given the country’s cryptocurrency industry a self-regulatory status. As a result Japan Virtual Currency Exchange…