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HSBC Looks to Streamline; Shadow Banking Becomes Task Force's Target

Receiving Wide Coverage ... For Sale: HSBC is in talks to sell its stake in China's Ping An Insurance, which is worth $9 billion to $9.5 billion, depending on which paper you believe. A deal could net the bank around $7.5 billion. The FT name drops "Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont, who controls the Charoen Pokphand Group" as a potential buyer. While the move is apparently not in line with HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver's statement last…

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