Toshiba still aiming to complete sale of memory chip unit soon

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp said on Monday it is still aiming to complete the sale of its memory chip business soon, following media reports it had decided to cancel the $18.6 billion sale if it did not get approval from Chinese regulators by May.

Australian regulator flags scrutiny of Uber Eats

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The head of Australia’s competition regulator said on Monday it will scrutinize contracts between Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and restaurants that use its food delivery app Uber Eats.

UK finance firms urged to work together to fight cyber crime

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s financial firms need to pull together to fight cyber crime, working with government and law enforcement to attack criminals’ infrastructure and put them out of business, a report by KPMG and industry body UK Finance said on Monday.

Iran central bank bans cryptocurrency dealings

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s central bank has banned the country’s banks from dealing in cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, over money-laundering concerns, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday as the country tries to halt a currency crisis.

Malaysia says will look into bot activity on Twitter, upon complaints

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian regulators will look into the activity of automated accounts on Twitter, known as bots, in the run-up to a general election if they get complaints about them, the communications and multimedia minister said.

Toshiba eyes cancelling chip unit sale if no China approval by May: media

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Toshiba Corp has decided it will cancel the planned $18.6 billion sale of its memory chip unit if it does not get approval from China’s anti-monopoly regulator by May, the Mainichi newspaper said on Sunday.

Telecom standards group puts new technology on hold in wake of U.S. probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A telecommunications standards organization – GSMA – said on Saturday it is delaying implementation of a new cellphone technology due to a U.S. government probe of alleged coordination between the group, AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.

Shadow-boxing tough guy should protect home-alone Japanese women

TOKYO (Reuters) – Behind the apartment’s curtain, a tough guy is boxing, throwing left and right hooks and jabs, and lunging forward, enough to make any passing criminal think twice before breaking in.