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SMBC Nikko's market manipulation may have involved several sections

Probe has now been widened to cover senior officials at the broker

Prosecutors at the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office questioned senior officials at SMBC Nikko Securities, as they tried to uncover the scandal in collaboration with the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission, a key market regulator. 

TOKYO -- Japanese investigators, in an unfolding scandal involving major broker SMBC Nikko Securities, are looking into the possibility that several departments may have taken part in suspected market manipulation practices, informed sources told Nikkei on Tuesday.

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