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Funds waiting to step in as Japan plans to cut guarantees on SME loans

Mr Abe may not put too much pressure on smaller, indebted firms as Upper House elections are due in the summer, says one analyst


JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's move to make it tougher for struggling companies to borrow from commercial lenders could spell opportunity for turnaround specialists.

Mr Abe's government is considering reducing guarantees of as much as 100 per cent on loans to smaller...