New chief of Japan's SMBC bank 'actively studying' acquisition of US bank

TOKYO The new head of Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) said it is "actively studying" an acquisition of a U.S. bank, as part of efforts to seek a reliable dollar funding source for future growth. Securing cheap, stable dollar funding has been a ... ( read original story ...)

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