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SoftBank eyes $18bn IPO for mobile unit

Japanese group looking at offerings in Tokyo and London this year

SoftBank Group Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son at an earnings briefing in November

TOKYO -- SoftBank Group aims to list its mobile phone unit SoftBank Corp. in Tokyo and overseas this year, possibly bringing in some 2 trillion yen ($18 billion), one of the largest initial public offerings ever for a Japanese company.

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