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Chipmaker Qualcomm spurns $130 billion Broadcom merger bid

Nov 14, 2017

Chipmaker Qualcomm spurns $130 billion Broadcom merger bid

Semiconductor giant Qualcomm has rejected a $130 billion bid from fellow chipmaker Broadcom that could represent the biggest-ever takeover in the tech sector. Singapore-based Broadcom made the offer last week in a deal that would consolidate two major players in the booming sector fueled by ...

Nov 14, 2017

Japan to review employment income deduction system

The government and the ruling bloc plan to review the employment income deduction system as part of tax reform for fiscal 2018, according to Yoichi Miyazawa, tax chief of the Liberal Democratic Party. Miyazawa told a new conference Monday that the review will be conducted ...

'Ethical consumerism' starting to take root in Japan

Nov 14, 2017

'Ethical consumerism' starting to take root in Japan

Consumers in Japan are increasingly adopting a new criterion for shopping, alongside quality, price and safety. The fourth criterion is ethics, leading citizens to consider whether they can contribute to their community and planet in their consumption. "Ethical consumption" is included in the Sustainable Development Goals ...

Nov 14, 2017

Russia's RT American registers as 'foreign agent' in U.S.

RT America, the U.S. arm of the Kremlin-backed TV station RT, has registered as a "foreign agent" in the United States, the outlet's editor in chief said on Monday. The U.S. Department of Justice has said RT needed to register as a "foreign agent" after ...