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Lesser-known North Korea cyber-spy group goes international: report

FRANKFURT A North Korean cyber espionage group previously known only for targeting South Korea's government and private sector deepened its sophistication and hit further afield including in Japan and the Middle East in 2017, security researchers said on Tuesday.

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Japan's Mizuho sees pickup in U.S. M&A lending after tax cut

TOKYO Japan's Mizuho Financial Group Inc sees a pickup in overseas lending after a slowdown last year in the United States, where a recently enacted corporate tax cut is widely expected to spur mergers and acquisitions (M&As).

Feb 18 2018

Japan, short of workers, eyes hiking optional pension age beyond 70

TOKYO Japan has okayed plans to let people choose to start drawing their state pensions beyond the age of 70 as it grapples with severe labor shortages, ballooning welfare costs and a shriveling tax base stemming from its greying population.

World, Feb 16 2018

'Easy on the fries!', Japan scientists tell hopeful bald people

TOKYO Japanese scientists have warned that eating french fries will not cure baldness, after research was published suggesting that chemicals used in cooking fried potatoes could help fight hair loss. | Video

Science, Feb 16 2018

Uber plans to sell Southeast Asia business to Grab: CNBC

Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] is preparing to sell its Southeast Asia ride-hailing business to Singapore-based Grab in return for a substantial stake in the company, CNBC reported, citing two sources familiar with the matter.

Tech, Feb 16 2018

Japan reappoints Kuroda as BOJ chief, picks reflationist academic as deputy

TOKYO Japan reappointed central bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda for another term on Friday, and chose an advocate of bolder monetary easing as one of his deputies in a strong signal to investors that policymakers are in no rush to turn off a sweeping stimulus program. | Video

Feb 16 2018
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