SoftBank Loses $ 26 Billion on Tech Investments Amid Selloff

TOKYO— SoftBank Group Corp. 9984 -8.03% on Tuesday reported an enormous $ 26.2 billion loss on its big portfolio of technology companies in the first three months of the year, as the company took a record annual loss for the second time in three years. “The world is in a chaotic situation,” said Chief Executive … Read more

SoftBank Loses $ 26 Billion on Tech Investments Amid Selloff

TOKYO— SoftBank Group Corp. 9984 -8.03% on Tuesday reported an enormous $ 26.2 billion loss on its big portfolio of technology companies in the first three months of the year, as the company took a record annual loss for the second time in three years. “The world is in a chaotic situation,” said Chief Executive … Read more

Natural-Gas Prices Soar in Europe After Russia Sanctions Energy Companies

Natural-gas prices in Europe shot higher Thursday, a day after Russia unveiled a set of sanctions on energy companies operating on the continent that could further threaten supply. Among the companies sanctioned by Moscow were former subsidiaries of Russian state gas giant Gazprom PJSC in the European Union and the Polish owner of a key … Read more

Bitcoin Slides Further, Tether Briefly Breaks $ 1 Peg

Bitcoin plunged and the world’s largest stablecoin, tether, briefly edged down from its $ 1 peg, adding to fears of more turbulence in the cryptocurrency market. Cryptocurrencies have been hit by two forces this week. On the one hand, concerns that inflation will necessitate aggressive central-bank tightening have sapped the desire to hold assets perceived … Read more

Elon Musk’s Belated Disclosure of Twitter Stake Triggers Regulators’ Probes

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are investigating Elon Musk’s late disclosure last month of his sizable stake on Twitter Inc., TWTR -2.48% according to people familiar with the matter, a lag that allowed him to buy more stock without alerting other shareholders to his ownership. The Securities and Exchange Commission is probing Mr. Musk’s tardy submission … Read more

Elon Musk’s Belated Disclosure of Twitter Stake Triggers Regulators’ Probes

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are investigating Elon Musk’s late disclosure last month of his sizable stake on Twitter Inc., TWTR -2.48% according to people familiar with the matter, a lag that allowed him to buy more stock without alerting other shareholders to his ownership. The Securities and Exchange Commission is probing Mr. Musk’s tardy submission … Read more

Ukraine Reduced Russian Gas Flowing to Europe Through Key Pipeline

Ukraine reduced flows of Russian natural gas through its territory to Europe, sending prices higher amid the continent’s still-precarious reliance on Russian fossil fuels. Within hours, though, enough gas was moving through an alternative route that prices fell back down again, ending essentially flat on the day. The continued flow suggested some gas had been … Read more

Coinbase Stock Keeps Sliding After Earnings Report

The biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the US said it was bleeding users, reflecting continued destruction in the crypto market and investors’ unease about risky assets. Coinbase Global Inc. COIN -12.60% said Tuesday that it lost hundreds of millions of dollars in the first quarter, sending the stock tumbling in after-hours trading. Following the after-market report, … Read more

Dow Falls for Fourth Straight Day

US stocks swung between gains and losses on Tuesday as uncertainty over inflation, interest rates and the economy continued to weigh on the market. All three major indexes opened higher, with the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite up 2.8% at one point. By late morning, stocks had mostly erased those gains and appeared on track to extend … Read more

Jared Kushner’s New Fund Plans to Invest Saudi Money in Israel

Jared Kushner’s new private-equity fund plans to invest millions of dollars of Saudi Arabia’s money in Israeli startups, according to people familiar with the investment plan, in a sign of warming ties between two historic rivals. Affinity Partners, which has raised more than $ 3 billion, including a $ 2 billion commitment from the kingdom’s … Read more