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UPDATE 1-Japan new FSA head keeps pressure on regional banks to consolidate

TOKYO, July 31 - Japan's new top financial regulator is keeping the pressure on regional banks to consolidate, urging them to consider tie-ups and mergers to improve their profits and capital positions, said people involved in the process.

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Japan new FSA head keeps pressure on regional banks to consolidate

TOKYO, July 31 - Japan's new top financial regulator is keeping the pressure on regional banks to consolidate, urging them to consider tie-ups and mergers to improve their profits and capital positions, said people involved in the process.

11:30am IST

UPDATE 1-BOJ should study shifting focus to zero rates in future - Kiuchi

* Repeats lone view BOJ should not set timeframe for price goal

8:44am IST

Denso says seeing slower growth in Thailand, India, South America

NAGOYA, Japan, July 31 - Japanese auto parts maker Denso is seeing slower growth in some emerging markets like Thailand, where auto demand has been declining for over a year, as well as India and South America, an executive said on Thursday.

8:34am IST

UPDATE1-Japan's Line sees strong Q2 sales ahead of possible IPO

(Recasts to focus on Line, adds quotes, denial of media report)

8:30am IST

Nikkei rises to fresh 6-month high led by exporters, banks

TOKYO - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh six-month high on Thursday after solid U.S. growth buoyed sentiment and as the weakening yen lifted exporters, while Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's earnings boosted the banking sector.

Business, 8:04am IST