The Development Bank of Japan said Tuesday it has launched a special lending mechanism to help midsize companies implement drastic operational reforms as part of the government’s policy to reinvigorate the economy.

Midsize companies with around 100 million yen to 1 billion yen in capital will be able to borrow long-term funds without many restrictions, provided their restructuring plans are viable and their liabilities have yet to exceed assets, the state lender said.

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