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Oct 12, 2017

IMF highlights risk of systemic stress in Japan's banking system

The International Monetary Fund has warned that trouble at just one of Japan's major banks could send shock waves through the nation's entire banking system. In its Global Financial Stability Report, the IMF voiced concern over weak profitability, particularly at the three Japanese mega-banks as ...

Japan regulator scrutinizes regional banks' fund buying as risks soar

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 ...