TOKYO, March 27 Shares in Toshiba Corp
rose on Monday morning after a report that U.S. unit
Westinghouse Electric Co could file for bankruptcy protection as
early as Tuesday and is seeking support from South Korea's Korea
Electric Power Corp.
Toshiba's shares were last up 0.5 percent at 224 yen after
earlier rising as high as 232 yen, against the backdrop of a
broader market downturn. The Nikkei stock average was
down 1 percent.
Toshiba said on Monday that whether or not Westinghouse
files for bankruptcy is ultimately a decision for its board.
(Reporting by Tokyo markets team; Editing by Stephen Coates)