A man walks past ATM machine booths of Japan's mega banks, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (L) and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, in Tokyo in this May 15, 2013 file photo. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial... more 
A man walks past ATM machine booths of Japan's mega banks, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (L) and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, in Tokyo in this May 15, 2013 file photo. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc, Japan's third-largest lender by assets, raised its profit forecast for the year ending in March, as a rally in Japanese stocks pushed up the value of the bank's equity holdings. SMFG lifted its full-year net profit forecast to 750 billion yen, up from a previous forecast of 580 billion yen, but still 5.5 percent below its 2012/13 net. The Starmine SmartEstimate for 2013/14 was 740.7 billion yen. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Files (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS) less 
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