SoftBank plans to lend up to $20 billion to employees to invest in new fund: WSJ

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (Reuters) – Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) is planning... Read more »

Hong Kong braces for mass anti-government rally

HONG KONG, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Hong Kong braced for a major anti-government rally planned for Sunday after an unusually calm Saturday night in what has been a summer... Read more »

New York coroner ‘confident’ Epstein’s death was suicide: New York Times

(Reuters) – New York City’s chief medical examiner is confident Jeffrey Epstein died by hanging himself in the jail cell where he was being held without bail on sex-trafficking... Read more »

AMS plans rival takeover bid for Germany’s Osram

FILE PHOTO: CEO of lamp manufacturer Osram Olaf Berlien poses during the opening of the company ‘World of light’ showroom in Munich, Germany, October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle/File Photo... Read more »

Brazil’s brMalls partners with MercadoLibre for online sales – CEO

SAO PAULO, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Brazilian malls operator brMalls struck a partnership with Argentina’s online marketplace MercadoLibre Inc to connect malls to e-commerce, an executive said on Friday.... Read more »

U.S. money market assets rise to highest since 2009 – iMoneyNet

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. money market fund assets jumped to their highest level since 2009 as investors unnerved by the rapid deterioration in trade talks between China and... Read more »

Manulife profit beats on strength in Asia unit

(Reuters) – Canada’s largest insurer insurer Manulife Financial Corp on Wednesday edged past estimates for second-quarter profit, helped by strength in Asia unit, its biggest. Insurers in Canada have... Read more »

UK finance ministry says Jayne-Anne Gadhia won’t take up BoE post

LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Britain’s finance ministry said on Tuesday that Jayne-Anne Gadhia, recently appointed as an executive at U.S. online services provider Salesforce, will no longer take... Read more »

PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news – Aug 5

Aug 5 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their... Read more »

UPDATE 1-India’s Mindtree names former Cognizant executive as CEO

(Adds details and background) BENGALURU, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Indian IT services firm Mindtree Ltd on Friday named former Cognizant executive Debashis Chatterjee as its new managing director and... Read more »