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Japan to ease rules on public funding for banks

Exclusive: Management would face less pressure to resign in exchange for aid

Security guards stand in front of the Finance Ministry in Tokyo. Japan will weigh looser conditions on bank bailouts.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Japanese government will make it easier for financial institutions to receive public funding in an effort to bolster support for lenders in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Nikkei has learned.

Conditions requiring financial institutions to clarify management responsibility for poor performance and set profit targets will be dropped, and repayment deadlines will be abolished.

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