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As global liquidity tide recedes, hazards in financial system are laid bare: IMF

Its report says Japan is especially vulnerable due to its "weak growth and demographic headwinds"

Financial risks exist in Japan because banks there find it more attractive to lend in vibrant overseas economies than in a sluggish domestic market where interest rates are at rock-bottom levels.


CENTRAL banks "saved the world" after the global financial crisis of 2008 by flooding it with money, enabling the financial institutions that underpin economic activity to survive. But now that the tide of liquidity is receding, hazards are being exposed among banks and finance...

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