Editorials May 11, 2019

Regional banks in trouble

The worsening performance of regional banks bodes ill for the companies and other borrowers that sustain regional economies.

Editorials Aug 17, 2017

Regional banks' merger dilemma

Regional banks pursuing mergers to ensure their survival should also scrutinize their operations to find areas where they can improve their performances.

Business / Economy Dec 29, 2014

Regional banks face stress test for ultra-low rates

The Financial Services Agency has begun stress tests on regional banks to determine how much their earnings would suffer if long-term interest rates remain near record lows under the Bank of Japan's loose money policy, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the ...