• Bloomberg


Mizuho Financial Group Inc., the nation’s third-biggest bank by market value, booked an unexpected fourth straight quarterly loss on bad-loan and credit costs.

The ¥4.5 billion loss in the three months that ended June 30 compares with a ¥133 billion profit a year earlier, and a ¥538 billion loss in the preceding quarter, the Tokyo-based bank said in a statement Friday.

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