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The economy, trade and industry vice minister on Thursday called on troubled Daiei Inc. to compile an effective new restructuring plan as it concurrently seeks a bailout to avert a financial crisis in March.

“We will take macroeconomic measures steadily, but at the same time there is a need to pay close attention to individual cases,” Katsusada Hirose said. “From that viewpoint, I have great interest in Daiei’s new three-year plan and expect it to be effective.”

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