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Exclusive: Banks offer to help Sony offload battery unit - sources

Sony's lithium-ion battery for its digital camera is seen during a photo opportunity at its showroom in Tokyo November 28, 2012. Sony Corp has been approached by at least three investment banks offering to sell its battery business as the struggling Japanese group looks to offload non-core assets and focus on reviving its consumer electronics business, banking sources said.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Sony's lithium-ion battery for its digital camera is seen during a photo opportunity at its showroom in Tokyo November 28, 2012. Sony Corp has been approached by at least three investment banks offering to sell its battery business as the struggling...more

Sony's lithium-ion battery for its digital camera is seen during a photo opportunity at its showroom in Tokyo November 28, 2012. Sony Corp has been approached by at least three investment banks offering to sell its battery business as the struggling Japanese group looks to offload non-core assets and focus on reviving its consumer electronics business, banking sources said.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Sony's lithium-ion battery for its Vaio laptops is seen during a photo opportunity at its showroom in Tokyo November 28, 2012. Sony Corp has been approached by at least three investment banks offering to sell its battery business as the struggling Japanese group looks to offload non-core assets and focus on reviving its consumer electronics business, banking sources said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Sony's lithium-ion battery for its Vaio laptops is seen during a photo opportunity at its showroom in Tokyo November 28, 2012. Sony Corp has been approached by at least three investment banks offering to sell its battery business as the struggling...more

Sony's lithium-ion battery for its Vaio laptops is seen during a photo opportunity at its showroom in Tokyo November 28, 2012. Sony Corp has been approached by at least three investment banks offering to sell its battery business as the struggling Japanese group looks to offload non-core assets and focus on reviving its consumer electronics business, banking sources said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Sony's logo on its Vaio laptop is seen at its showroom in Tokyo November 28, 2012. Sony Corp has been approached by at least three investment banks offering to sell its battery business as the struggling Japanese group looks to offload non-core assets and focus on reviving its consumer electronics business, banking sources said.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Sony's logo on its Vaio laptop is seen at its showroom in Tokyo November 28, 2012. Sony Corp has been approached by at least three investment banks offering to sell its battery business as the struggling Japanese group looks to offload non-core...more

Sony's logo on its Vaio laptop is seen at its showroom in Tokyo November 28, 2012. Sony Corp has been approached by at least three investment banks offering to sell its battery business as the struggling Japanese group looks to offload non-core assets and focus on reviving its consumer electronics business, banking sources said.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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