A sign of Olympus Corp outside the company's showroom in Tokyo
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Japan's Olympus faces final Tokyo stockmarkets deadline

14 December 2011 Last updated at 04:08 GMT

Japanese electronics maker Olympus must file its quarterly earnings or it will face automatic delisting from the Tokyo markets later on Wednesday.

The electronics company has seen its fortunes slide after it fired former chief executive Michael Woodford in October. Mr Woodford claimed he was let go for questioning suspicious payments.

In November Olympus admitted it had been hiding losses for almost two decades. It was unable to file its earnings report in time, resulting in a warning by the Tokyo Stock Exchange that it risked delisting.

The BBC's Tokyo correspondent Roland Buerk joined Rico Hizon on Asia Business Report.