Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Financial Services Minister Hakuo Yanagisawa on Friday confirmed that the government will exclude checking accounts used for settlements from plans to limit government protection of bank deposits.

The confirmation came ahead of the Monday release of a report by a government advisory panel expected to call for introducing the new type of deposit.

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