Asian regulator delays Microsoft acquisition of Nokia devices unit

New delays are causing some concern about Nokia’s planned sale of its devices unit to Microsoft

Nokia’s planned sale of its devices unit to Microsoft for $7.4 billion has met a new round of delays, this time in Asia.

The deal is delayed until April, awaiting approval from regulators in China. It already was approved by antitrust regulators in the United States and Europe, and was supposed to get final approvals elsewhere in March.

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