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Special Report: Japan


As Japan's economy starts to slow, the country's banks and securities dealers are increasingly looking overseas and to higher-margin businesses to boost profits.

Once the powerhouses of the global financial markets - Nomura had a market capitalisation of $76 billion in 1987, 18 times that of Merrill Lynch - Japan suffered an extended recession through the 1990s, when the country's banks and securities houses scrambled to sort out their huge portfolios of non-performing loans and underwater stock

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Stemming the tide of rising FX settlement risk

As the trading of emerging markets currencies gathers pace and broader uncertainty sweeps across financial markets, CLS is exploring alternative services designed to mitigate settlement risk for the FX market

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