SoftBank Profit Beats Estimates on Subscriber Boost

July 31 (Bloomberg) -- SoftBank, the Japanese carrier that acquired Sprint Corp for $21.6 billion, posted profit that beat analyst estimates after using Apple Inc.’s iPhone and acquisitions to lure subscribers. David Ingles reports on Bloomberg Television's "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)

Deutsche Gives Germany's Economy a Further Thumping
23:31 - Europe’s economic and political leader is taking a battering just as the region needs it most. With Deutsche Bank AG and Volkswagen AG facing multi-billion-dollar bills in the U.S. for bad behavior, they risk undermining a German economy that is one of the few centers of global growth. The transatlantic tussles coincide with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s dimmed political fortunes, as an anti-immigration party to her right siphons off voters. Coutts & Company Chief Investment Officer Alan Higgins discusses with Bloomberg's Anna Edwards and Manus Cranny on "Countdown."
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