• Kyodo


Three regional banks in Kyushu are in the final phase of talks on creating a joint holding company by April 2002 to integrate their business operations, bank sources said Friday.

Fukuoka City Bank, Kyushu Bank and Bank of Nagasaki are three of Japan’s 58 mutual savings-turned-regional banks, known as second-tier regional banks. Their integration would create one of Japan’s major regional banks.

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