A pedestrian walks past signboards of Resona Bank (L), Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (C) and Mizuho Bank in Tokyo May 14, 2014. Japanese banks' profits are likely to fall this business year from last ... more 
A pedestrian walks past signboards of Resona Bank (L), Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (C) and Mizuho Bank in Tokyo May 14, 2014. Japanese banks' profits are likely to fall this business year from last when stock-related gains sent earnings soaring, but the overseas reach of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) will ensure the biggest lender by assets loses out the least. MUFG will boost profit with its 20 percent stake in U.S. bank Morgan Stanley and near three-quarter ownership of Thailand's fifth-largest lender, while Mizuho Financial Group Inc and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc (SMFG) contend primarily with a dim outlook for local lending. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS) less 
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Wed, May 14, 2014 2:20 AM EDT