U.S. payments giant PayPal Holdings Inc said it would acquire Japanese buy now, pay later (BNPL) firm Paidy in a $2.7 billion largely cash deal, taking another step to claim the top spot in an industry experiencing a pandemic-led boom.
BERLIN/TOKYO Deutsche Telekom has struck a $7 billion share-swap deal with SoftBank Group to increase its stake in U.S. unit T-Mobile and sold its Dutch unit in a major shake-up that strengthens the German group's transatlantic focus. | Video
TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp said on Tuesday it expected to spend more than $13.5 billion by 2030 to develop batteries and its battery supply system, in a bid to take a lead in the key automotive technology over the next decade.
TOKYO/SINGAPORE Solid-state batteries could be game changer for electric vehicles (EVs) by storing more energy, charging faster and offering greater safety than liquid lithium-ion batteries, helping accelerate the shift away from fossil fuel-powered cars.
TOKYO Britain showed off its HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier to Japan's defence chief on Monday at a naval base near Tokyo, marking the start of a permanent military presence in a region trying to come to grips with China's growing power.
TOKYO Japan's trade ministry is ready to back Western Digital's bid to merge with memory chipmaker Kioxia provided control of cutting edge technology stays in Japan, two sources with knowledge of the industry regulator's internal discussions said.
［東京 ３日 ロイター］ - キオクシアホールディングスが新規株式公開（ＩＰＯ）とともに検討するもう１つの選択肢、米ウエスタンデジタル（ＷＤ）との合併について、協議の行方を左右する経済産業省からは容認論が出ている。経済安全保障上重要な半導体産業を国内に残すには、規模を大きくすることが不可欠と考えているためだ。しかし、合併しても「経営の自主性」は譲れないとの指摘もあり、本社や開発、生産機能を日本にとどめることができるどうかが条件になるという。
SAN FRANCISCO/TOKYO Apple Inc further loosened App Store rules on Wednesday, allowing some content companies like Netflix Inc to provide links to their websites so customers can sign up for paid accounts.