Yakuza-Lending Surge Feared in Japan

Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Victims of loan sharks in Japan and consumer advocacy groups say a possible revision of a law which cracked down on predatory lending may lead to a new surge of suicides and bankruptcies among borrowers. Lawmakers who say the legislation went too far in cutting credit to small businesses in a stagnant economy want to ease restrictions. That’s sparking debate between the two sides. Bloomberg's Scilla Alecci reports from Tokyo. (Source: Bloomberg)

The World Is Not Levered to the New China: UBS
57:45 - Bhanu Baweja, global head of emerging market cross asset strategy at UBS, discusses the 25th anniversary of the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the outlook for China's economy and emerging markets. He speaks to Bloomberg's Anna Edwards and Guy Johnson on "Countdown." (Source: Bloomberg)
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