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- Monex Beans Holdings and Matsui Securities, both online brokers, announced record-high group pretax profits for the first fiscal half ended September 30. The two firms attributed the results to stock rally between July and September as well as increases in interest income as a result of built-up margin trading. Monex Beans said its pretax profit posted a 115.7 percent increase to 8.5 billion yen $73.5 million. The company said it will change the name of core brokerage unit Monex Beans Inc. to Monex Inc. Matsui Securities registered an 18.6 percent growth of its operating profit to 22.4 billion yen $193.7 million on the...

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