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Japan's staff-heavy banks downsize and turn to technology for survival

| Feb 12, 2018

Japan's staff-heavy banks downsize and turn to technology for survival

These are tough times for banks. As the Bank of Japan's prolonged ultra-easy money policy weighs on earnings, the emergence of technology like artificial intelligence is transforming the mechanics of financing and threatening to replace thousands of roles with automated systems. The nation's major banks have ...