BRIEF-Toshiba considers spinning off semiconductor operations - Nikkei
* Toshiba is considering spinning off semiconductor operations and selling a partial stake to Western Digital of the U.S. - Nikkei
STOCKHOLM Oct 6 Sweden's central bank bought 1.5 billion crowns ($174.6 million) worth of government bonds in a reverse auction as part of its quantitative easing programme, it said on Thursday.
It bought 750 million crowns of 2020 bonds at an average yield of -0.518 percent and the same amount of 2022 bonds at 0.002 percent.
($1 = 8.5902 Swedish crowns) (Reporting by Stockholm Newsroom, editing by Anna Ringstrom)
* Mizuho Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings have entered talks to combine their custody services operations - Nikkei
* Toray Industries to invest about 1 trillion yen ($8.86 billion) to capital investments and acquisitions over 3 years starting in fiscal 2017 - Nikkei