Table: Flawed Fund

Japan's banks need to sell $110 billion in stock during the next three years, some of it to a government-run fund. Here's how it will work:

1.

The fund will be set up by the banking industry with $16 billion in government-guaranteed private-sector loans

2.

Banks will sell shares to the fund, most for a fraction of their original value

3.

The stock will be bundled into exchange- traded funds and sold to the public

4.

The fund will be dissolved in 10 years, or earlier if all stock is sold

Data: Japan Financial Services Agency

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