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"Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (Japan's second largest bank) is in preliminary talks with Royal Bank of Scotland Group about buying RBS's US Retail bank...1400 branches..$US 122 billion in assets in 12 states"
Source: Sumitomo courts RBS for attractive US assset
Wall Street Journal
The Australian Newspaper
Wednesday 26th March 2014 page 21