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Regional banks nationwide fell into deeper financial difficulty in their fiscal first half due to prolonged low interest rates and higher credit costs.

Excluding Suruga Bank, which was hit by a lending scandal, 66 of the 102 regional banks reported lower net profits for the six months ended in September, and five posted losses.

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