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Substantial and rapid adjustments in global financial markets will weigh against financial intermediation and increase downward pressure on the real economy, the Bank of Japan's latest Financial Stability Report noted. The report, published earlier Tuesday noted three major risks; an increase in credit costs, a deterioration in gains/losses on securities investment and destabilization of foreign currency funding, saying these risks could still be around when the pandemic phase ended.

The FSR also warned that the "challenges facing firms are gradually shifting from a liquidity issue to a solvency issue," with the impact of the pandemic significantly varies not only across firm sizes and industries but also among firms in the same industry."

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