BRIEF-Tokyo Electron notice about MOFCOM merger review

* Says if unable to conclude discussions with Chinese regulators before scheduled end of current review phase around Feb 3, expects to be able to continue discussions in coordination with remaining reviews in other jurisdictions regarding proposed merger with Applied Materials Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Tokyo Newsroom)

Regulatory News, Japan 5:27am IST

Japanese rice: the new, safe luxury food in China

SHANGHAI/TOKYO, Jan 26 - First it was European infant formula, then New Zealand milk. Now Chinese consumers are adding Japanese rice to the list of everyday foods they will bring in from abroad at luxury-good prices because they fear the local alternatives aren't safe.

2:30am IST

India turns to corner shops, mobile phones for banking revolution

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Jan 26 - India is betting that mobile phone vendors, fuel stations and corner stores can help it put basic banking within the grasp of hundreds of millions of its poor people living beyond the reach of traditional bank branches.

2:30am IST

Wall St Week Ahead-Eyes on Fed after ECB, other bank stimulus moves

NEW YORK, Jan 25 - The Federal Reserve could be key for Wall Street next week as investors get to hear from the U.S. central bank for the first time since a series of moves by its global peers, including the European Central Bank's massive stimulus plan.

1:37am IST

Soccer-Goal-line technology cannot come fast enough for Serie A

MILAN, Jan 25 - Serie A was hit by yet another controversy on Sunday which left both teams calling for the introduction of goal-line technology.

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Obama reveals nuclear breakthrough on landmark India trip

NEW DELHI - In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plans to unlock billions of dollars in nuclear trade and to deepen defence ties, steps they hope will establish an enduring strategic partnership. | Video