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Microsoft CEO Nadella: Cloud business 'situated' for growth

Company outpaces rivals Amazon, Google on cloud services with new focus

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella believes his company's prospects compare favorably with those of rivals Amazon and Google. (Source photos by Kosuke Imamura and AP)

TOKYO -- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said he believes the company can continue to grow despite growing concerns about a global economic slowdown.

In an exclusive interview with Nikkei Asia, Nadella noted that the cloud business, which accounts for the majority of Microsoft's sales, is "situated for more growth." He emphasized that Microsoft differs from rivals and Google, whose businesses are "saturated."

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