Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuo Fukuda hinted Friday that the government could establish a panel to decide on reforms of state-backed financial entities, a decision that would effectively postpone a conclusion on the contentious issue.

The fate of the eight financial institutions is one of the last areas that must be ironed out before the government can finalize a draft report on reforming public corporations by Tuesday.

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