A man walks past a signboard of Japan's three mega banks, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (top), Mizuho Bank (C) and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, in Tokyo in this May 15, 2013 file photo. ... more 
A man walks past a signboard of Japan's three mega banks, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (top), Mizuho Bank (C) and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, in Tokyo in this May 15, 2013 file photo. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc is on track to end a bumper year as a sustained market rally lifts the bank's stock portfolio, letting it brush off a 9.3 percent profit fall in a third quarter absent of hefty bond-trading gains. Japan's third-largest lender by assets and rivals Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc and Mizuho Financial Group Inc are widely expected to report their best year in terms of combined profit since the financial year ended March 2006. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS) less 
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