Tag Archives: Japan

SMFG agrees to buy GE's Japan leasing business for $4.8 billion

By Taiga Uranaka TOKYO (Reuters) – Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc (SMFG) <8316.T> agreed to buy General Electric's Japanese leasing business for $4.8 billion (3.17 billion pounds), the two companies…

Polls Say UK Split Over Leaving European Union

Britain could leave the EU if the results of two new polls are translated into votes in a referendum. One gives a narrow lead in favour of a British exit…

Alibaba agrees on $266 mln acquisition deal with South China Morning Post

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has agreed on a $266 million deal to acquire the South China Morning Post & other media assets of SCMP Group Ltd…

Japan needs immigrants to boost population or could lose to China – minister

By Linda Sieg & Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan should craft an "integrated" immigration policy to cope with its shrinking population, or risk losing out to an ageing China…

Alphabet mulls expanding Fiber internet service to LA, Chicago

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc said it would consider bringing its Fiber internet service to Los Angeles & Chicago, the two biggest cities the tech giant has worked with so far…

More than a million OPM hack victims still not notified

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than a million victims of a massive hack of U.S. government computer files have still not been officially notified that their data was…

US woman found stabbed to death in Costa Rica hotel

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — A U.S. woman who organized volunteer medical missions in Central America was found stabbed to death at a hotel in Costa Rica's capital of…

Fewer teens are driving drunk, national survey says

NEW YORK (AP) — A government survey shows fewer teens & young adults say they drive drunk. Last year, nearly 7 percent said they'd recently driven while under the influence…

Only Half of Overweight Americans Are Serious About Weight Loss

Most overweight Americans want to lose a few pounds, yet only half say they are seriously trying to do so, a new poll suggests. In the Gallup poll, approximately one-third…

Novel Chemical 'Washes Away' Alzheimer's Plaque in Mice

Scientists in Korea have found a small molecule that, when added to the drinking water of mice bred to develop Alzheimer's disease, washed away the protein plaques associated with the…