Japan's deal maker, Softbank tycoon Masayoshi Son

Japanese billionaire mogul Masayoshi Son, who met with President-elect Donald Trump and then announced plans to create 50,000 jobs and invest $50 billion in U.S. startups, has been one of Japan's most aggressive overseas investors for over two decades.



Toll Brothers Revenue Jumps 29.1%

U.S. luxury homes builder Toll Brothers Inc reported a 29.1 percent rise in quarterly revenue, boosted by higher home sales and an increase in average selling prices.

Australian economy contracts 0.5 percent in September

Australia's economy contracted in the September quarter for the first time since early 2011, the government said Wednesday, as the economy adjusts to weaker Chinese demand for its biggest exports, iron ore and coal.