SoftBank and Swiss Re’s stake sale talks hit a speed bump

Pedestrians walk past a SoftBank Group Corp. store in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

Talks between billionaire Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Group Corp. and Swiss Re AG about buying a stake in the world’s second-biggest reinsurer have come to a standstill, people familiar with the matter said.

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