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SoftBank beefs up US lobbying power to support Vision Fund bets

Japanese conglomerate focusing efforts on autonomous vehicles, fintech and export controls

SoftBank's Masayoshi Son has been keen to build a rapport with U.S. President Donald Trump.   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S.-- SoftBank Group is beefing up its lobbying operations in Washington as its $100 billion Vision Fund makes huge bets in emerging U.S. tech sectors, including autonomous driving and fintech.

SoftBank registered four lobbyists in June, government filings show, including a former national security adviser to ex-Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and the director of legislative affairs in the office of former Vice President Joe Biden.

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