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Khazanah bids for GE’s $1.8 bln Thai bank stake

Posted on 15 March 2013

Malaysia’s Khazanah Nasional Bhd is seeking to buy General Electric’s $1.8 billion stake in Bank of Ayudhya (BAY), sources familiar with the matter said, pitting it against Japanese banking giant Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG).
Khazanah’s bid for GE’s 25.3 percent stake came as a surprise, the sources said, declining to be identified as the information was not public. The proposed acquisition would be the largest purchase of an overseas banking asset by Khazanah as it plays catch-up with Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings Pvt Ltd . The Malaysian sovereign wealth fund currently manages a portfolio that is just a quarter of the $158 billion of assets held by its neighbouring rival………………………………….Full Article: Source


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