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Japan regulator scrutinizes regional banks' fund buying as risks soar

Business Sep 15, 2017

Japan regulator scrutinizes regional banks' fund buying as risks soar

The nation's regional banks, desperate to boost returns with interest rates around zero, are coming under scrutiny from regulators as they increase purchases of risky investment trusts. The Financial Services Agency (FSA) has been talking to bankers to gauge whether the firms have the knowledge ...

Japanese banks vulnerable to shocks as dollar borrowing doubles: BIS

Business Jun 26, 2017

Japanese banks vulnerable to shocks as dollar borrowing doubles: BIS

Japanese banks have more than doubled their borrowing and lending in dollars since 2007, leaving them vulnerable to funding shocks such as those that exacerbated the last financial crisis, according to the Bank for International Settlements. Assets denominated in dollars on the balance sheets of ...