• Kyodo


Olympus Corp. is considering boosting its capital by about ¥100 billion, mostly by issuing preferred shares, to offset the plunge in its group net assets, sources said Tuesday.

The company has asked several securities firms to mediate in the matter and is aiming to compile specific steps in January, the sources said, adding companies such as Fujifilm Holdings Corp., Sony Corp. and Terumo Corp. have expressed interest in investing in the scandal-ridden firm.

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