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SoftBank's Son says to carry on with deals despite trade jitters

Reuters
SoftBank's Son says to carry on with deals despite trade jitters

SUN VALLEY, IDAHO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) CEO Masayoshi Son said on Tuesday he was optimistic that U.S. President Donald Trump’s escalation of trade disputes and heightened scrutiny of foreign investments would not affect the Japanese firm’s prolific dealmaking. Trump’s administration has been slapping trade tariffs on Chinese goods and blocking Chinese investments in the United States it deems a threat to U.S. national security. SoftBank, which has links to China through investments such as internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N), has seen its U.S. deals facing protracted regulatory reviews as a result. “Our investments are innocent,” Son told reporters in Sun Valley,