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Now it's time for World Business Report with Sally.
Deadline day - Toshiba secures an auditors sign off on its much
delayed results and avoids delisting - but analysts warn its future
And Silicon Valley is setting an example when it comes to paid
But will the rest of the country follow?
Also in the programme, Facebook revamps its television offering.
Challenging you choose and other television networks. We will fill
you in on that in just a moment. the mystery over how much money
Toshiba is losing or making The troubled Japanese tech giant
says auditors have signed off its financial results
for the year to the end of March. This comes after months of delays
and should mean Toshiba avoids an immediate delisting from the top
tier of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. It has now been revealed Toshiba
made an 8.8 early in dollars loss. -- 8.8 billion dollars.
So what's gone wrong for the 140-year-old Japanese giant?
Well, two years ago an accounting scandal was revealed that
led to the resignation of several members of the firm's senior
At the time company was found to have inflated the previous seven
years profits by a massive $1.2 billion.
Problems came to a head again this year, when Toshiba's US nuclear
unit, Westinghouse was forced to file for bankruptcy protection
after suffering a $13 billion cost overrun.
As you can imagine its proving pretty difficult to find a buyer
for Westinghouse - so Toshiba has yet to confirm any interest.
So in a desperate move Toshiba is forced to put up
This is a major part of its business, that makes memory
Analysts have valued it at about $18 billion.
All of this has taken its toll on the company's share price,
which has effectively halved, and in April Toshiba actually warned
Joining us now from Tokyo is Damian Thong, tech analyst
Good to see you. Give us your reaction to the news we have heard
today, this loss of 8.8 billion dollars. How bad is that, or is it
in line with what people were expecting? I think the market is
looking forward. The losses, in many ways, are a thing of the past. It is
important to know what they were, but what the market really wants to
know is whether they can sell the memory business in time to avoid the
listing at the end of the fiscal year. We will see that in the first
quarter results. The memory business is going through a phenomenal
period, profits are through the roof. If you look at the four-year
guidance that has been given, basically all the profits for
Toshiba are in the memory business. If this is not the time to sell for
good value, then in some sense, the chances of Toshiba being able to
afford to be nuclear liabilities in its future restructuring will be
severely diminished. Everything hangs on the sale of the memory
business. How is that a sale going? Given that sell got in trouble with
various parts of Toshiba. -- that sale. That is right. Toshiba's
long-standing partner is opposed to a disposal. And there are issues
such as anti-trust hurdles that Toshiba would have to cross with the
sale. The time, the window for this to happen, is getting rather short.
If they do not clear the sale by the end of this fiscal year, which ends
in March, the Tokyo stock exchange will be put in a situation where
Toshiba will be in breach of the rules and they would have to look at
the delisting criteria. Financial solvency is not the issue. However,
it will still be able to certainly the prestige of the company, and
also, I certainly think it could lead to further issues in the
sequencing of future reforms. Getting the deal done to sell memory
will wobbly have to be done sometime in the next one or two months. --
probably. Let's assume they successfully sell the memory chip
unit, which is worth a locked and is doing extremely well. What is left
of Toshiba, if it sells that unit? You speak about restructuring and
dealing with the Westinghouse loss. But what is left for Toshiba? It
will be a very reduced company. In many ways, it will be focused on the
old economy, including things like thermal power, as well as some of
its old industrial businesses, like industrial motors, and selling
freight locomotives. Certainly I think they will probably have to
restore both the customer trust, so that they can win new business
again, and also basically shift them all the way from making things
towards providing services, to create recurring revenue streams
that are profitable in the long-term. The cultural shift that
is required will take many years to come. What the sale of the memory
business gives them is the breathing room to make the necessary reforms,
to be much healthier but also to be a much reduced company, compare to
the glorious heyday. Thank you for your time, we appreciate it. Just to
say, of course, the news is coming out from Toshiba. More details are
coming through all the time. We will keep you up-to-date here on World
Business Report. Facebook has announced
it is launching a new service Users in the US will soon see
a new Watch tab that will offer a range of shows, some of which have
been funded by the social network. This opens up new revenue potential
for both Facebook and programme makers - users can of course expect
to see targeted advertising before A global rollout will
follow in due course The question is, how concerned are
the likes of YouTube? We be discussing that more detail later.
The owner of Fox News and Twenty-First Century Fox movie
studio looks to have benefited from a Trump bump.
Fox said revenues rose by 1.5% to $6.8 billion
in the fourth quarter after ratings at its cable TV business improved
Fox is owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
He is looking to buy the rest of European TV station Sky that it
does not already own for $14.5 billion.
And now for our latest instalment in our business of birth series that
has been running across the BBC all this week.
Today we turn Silicon Valley where tech firms like Google
and Facebook are leading the way when it comes to offering
The US is one of only three countries that doesn't require
But President Trump's daughter is trying to convince her father
that it needs to be a priority, so is change coming?
Our North America tech reporter Dave Lee went to find out.
When Eileen decided it was time to have children, she knew that her job
in PR for technology companies would become untenable? I have been
thinking for a long time about all of the ways that work does not align
well with being a professional parent. She decided to set up her
own firm and set about putting in place family family policies, the
types which most people in this country do not have access to. I
decided to be intentional about building a business where we could
be our whole selves. The mothers among us have in very clear with the
other employees that if they have things they need to per shoe that
fall inside of normal work hours, they can prosciutto is also, so that
we are not favouring one stage of life over another or penalising
anybody in favour of another. -- pursue those also. Raising a child
in the US is incredibly difficult and costly. Just 12 cent of rye that
sector companies offer paid maternity leave for their employees
and the US is one of just three countries in the world not to have a
paid rental leave law. There is hope silicon valley could be starting a
trend that changes that. Moms Rising campaigns for maternity leave. There
has been lots of momentum around tech companies for increasing
maternity leave, and in some cases family leave and medical leave as
well. It shows that it makes good business sense. These companies
would not doing it if it was not good to their bottom lines. That is
good for the economy and very good for the individual families and
employees. One of those technology companies is GoDaddy, the world's
largest seller of internet domain names. The company has faced
criticism in the past for being an overly macho workplace, which is
prevalent in Silicon Valley. Like lots of other tech companies, we
have similar issues. We are trying to resolve those and continue to
build an awesome culture where people can do the best work of their
lives. Anybody who is a new parent can get 12 weeks off, paid, to go
and welcome their new family member. The birthing mother gets an
additional six weeks she is able to recover as well physically. Silicon
Valley is perhaps best placed to set the example, given the fierce
competition for top talent. Progress requires people at the top of the
companies to value both successful careers and happy families. I am
sure you have a few on the stock get in touch with me on Twitter, and use
the hashtag #businessofbirth. There is a real debate about all of that.
I will be back in a moment. Stay with us.
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