A stock and a hard place: SoftBank’s $150 billion Alibaba warchest in spotlight

FILE PHOTO: Japan's SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) – SoftBank (9984.T) CEO Masayoshi Son threw cold water on Wednesday on the idea of cutting his firm’s $150 billion stake in e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA.N), after prominent activist investor Elliott Management called for big buybacks. The emergence of New York-based Elliott as a SoftBank shareholder has renewed focus on the company’s 26% […]

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