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Softbank chief facing US$8.6b Yahoo dilemma

The latter is said to be considering selling its Japanese portal stake

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"Son (above) is probably ultimately eyeing the e-commerce business, and Yahoo Japan has pretty good infrastructure for that," said Fivestar's Mr Ohki.

Tokyo

MASAYOSHI Son has an US$8.6 billion dilemma on his hands.

His SoftBank Group Corp is the largest investor in Yahoo Japan Corp, controls several board seats and wields more power over the country's most profitable website than anyone. That's been possible because Marissa Mayer