SoftBank has invested $1.7 billion in South Korean online travel firm Yanolja, in one of its biggest deals this year. The investment comes after SoftBank, led by founder Masayoshi Son, steps up its dealmaking after it reported a record $46 billion net profit last year thanks to gains from blockbuster initial public offerings of its portfolio companies such as DoorDash and South Korean...
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China’s Tech Crackdown Is a Geopolitical Play
It hardly bears repeating that 2021 was a rough year for China’s platform companies. The firehose of new regulations and rolling crackdowns on everything from data security to overseas listings cost Chinese shares—including those of Didi, Meituan, Pinduoduo, JD.com, Tencent, and ByteDance—42% of their cumulative value in the U.S. and Hong Kong. Not so long ago, China held up...
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