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Malaysia held talks on SoftBank's $100bn Vision Fund

Sovereign fund and tech investor met in April

Masayoshi Son speaks during an earnings conference in Tokyo on May 9. (Photo by Yoichi Iwata)

TOKYO -- Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad has held preliminary talks with SoftBank Group about a possible investment in the Japanese conglomerate's $100 billion Vision Fund, two senior sources familiar with the discussions have told Nikkei Asian Review.

Discussions were held in April, five months after Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad formally invited SoftBank Chairman Masayoshi Son to join Khazanah as a director and adviser.

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