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More than 45% of Japanese corporate bosses in M&A mood: survey

TOKYO -- Japan's corporate leaders are increasingly keen to expand through mergers and acquisitions, a Nikkei survey shows.

     In the quarterly survey of top executives, 46.6% of the 148 respondents said they are actively looking for M&A targets. Of these, 72.5% said they are motivated by a desire to enter new markets and fields of business; 63.8% said they want to acquire personnel and technologies.

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