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SoftBank's bullish business scares off cautious Japanese investors

CEO Son's big deals, fuzzy finances make it harder to raise fresh funds at home

Masayoshi Son

TOKYO -- Japanese telecom giant SoftBank Group has been struggling to raise money in domestic capital markets, which seem nervous about its expanding balance sheet as a result of big takeover deals and pressure on net profit from complicated derivatives deals.

Such worries are also starting weigh on the company's stock price.

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