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US national-security clearance of Softbank-Sprint deal hits Huawei

US national-security clearance of Softbank-Sprint deal hits Huawei

The US national security clearance of SoftBank Corp's US$20.1 billion acquisition of Sprint Nextel Corp imposes the first restrictions on a third-party supplier over claims of Chinese spying.

Friday, 31 May, 2013, 4:54am

Softbank agrees to US board veto in Sprint deal

Softbank agrees to US board veto in Sprint deal

The Japanese technology group Softbank will let the United States government have veto power over one nominee to Sprint Nextel's board to ease security concerns if itsUS$20.1 billion takeover bid succeeds, a person familiar with the matter said.

25 May 2013 - 2:53am

Softbank-Huawei links to raise US eyebrows

Softbank-Huawei links to raise US eyebrows

Softbank buys its mobile-phone network gear from Chinese companies which have been viewed as security threats by the United States and the relationship may become an issue as regulators review its bid for Sprint Nextel.

20 Oct 2012 - 4:00am

Business Digest, October 12, 2012

Softbank, Japan's No 3 mobile carrier, is in talks to buy a majority stake in Sprint Nextel.

Canada extends review of CNOOC bid for Nexen

12 Oct 2012 - 3:00am

Bridge ready to ascend to Kingdom's throne

Sacred Kingdom's departure from the stage might also have served as the passing of the baton yesterday Danny Shum Chap-shing-trained Little Bridge returned to his brilliant best in the Group Three Bauhinia Sprint Trophy in the style of the superstar he had promised to become once before.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Lucky Nine has feature at his mercy

The luxury of an ideal draw and a return to the scene of his biggest win can see the Caspar Fownes-trained Lucky Nine bounce back to winning form in the Group One Chairman's Sprint Prize (1,200m) at Sha Tin today.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Let Me Fight to show his prowess

He has just one local victory and has been maligned even by those close to him as lacking a competitive will, but Let Me Fight gets his opportunity to prove his doubters wrong in the Happy Valley Trophy (1,200m) tonight.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Bridge eyes Sprint with growing confidence

Gerald Mosse claims Little Bridge still has room to improve after he booked a return tilt at the Hong Kong Sprint with a dominant win in the Jockey Club Sprint.

Little Bridge lowered the boom on odds-on favourite Entrapment and proved he was the equal of any of what looks a wide-open group of sprinters with the three-quarter-length victory.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Talented Entrapment can get back in the groove

Entrapment may have been suffering second-up syndrome when his unbeaten bubble burst last start, but he still has upside and can claim his place as the leading domestic hope in next month's international feature with a win in today's Jockey Club Sprint.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

King dons mask as he goes in search of sprint vengeance

A masked Sacred Kingdom will attempt to avenge his narrow recent defeats on Sunday - and trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai and jockey Brett Prebble are confident the addition of blinkers will give the ageing champion all the edge he needs to claim a second Group Two Sprint Cup (1,200m).

28 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Forget his second-up flop, Kingdom out to rule again

Champion Sacred Kingdom can shrug off a sub-par lead-up performance to take out a third HK$14 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint (1,200m) and continue the vice-like local grip on the event.

12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Al Quoz Sprint adds flavour to showpiece

Dubai Racing Club has announced the programme for the US$26.25 million World Cup meeting on March 27, which will see a new turf sprint event run on the new Meydan track.

28 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Tuscan Spirit to take on the big boys in Sprint Cup

Tuscan Spirit has come a long way in a short time and, with only one opportunity left this season to test the three-year-old against the older horses, trainer John Size will not shy away from the challenge.

17 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Clearwire, Sprint combine broadband units

Clearwire and Sprint Nextel of the United States are planning to merge their wireless broadband units to create a new US$14.55 billion wireless communications company. The firm, to be named Clearwire, will receive a US$3.2 billion investment from Intel Corp, Google, Comcast Corp, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

8 May 2008 - 12:00am

Champion facing crucial test ahead of KrisFlyer Sprint

Six-year-old gets his chance in trial to prove he is up for Kranji trip

Basking in the glory of one of his most fulfilling days as a trainer on Thursday, David Hall now turns his attention to Tuesday's barrier trials and a key performance in plans for his top sprinter Absolute Champion.

3 May 2008 - 12:00am

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