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SoftBank's Son welcomes Elliott but won't sell Alibaba yet

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"The tide has turned" for SoftBank's earnings, CEO Masayoshi Son said in a briefing Wednesday. (Photo by Yuki Kohara)

TOKYO -- SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son struck a positive note in an earnings briefing here Wednesday about U.S. fund Elliott Management's recently reported 3% stake in the Japanese technology investor, saying he welcomes "a variety of opinions."

"I met with them around 10 days to two weeks ago," the SoftBank founder said.

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