TOKYO, Aug 24 Japan's Fair Trade Commission
(FTC) said on Friday it had approved the merger of two small
lenders after a lengthy review that had sparked a battle between
the antitrust watchdog and financial regulators promoting
mergers in the embattled industry.
TOKYO, Aug 1 Japan's Fair Trade Commission is
likely approve the merger of regional banks Fukuoka Financial
Group Inc and Eighteenth Bank Ltd as early as
this month, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told
Reuters on Wednesday.