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HSBC Sells Insurer; EU Banking Problems; Return of the Rebel Regulator

Receiving Wide Coverage ... HSBC Sells Insurer: Well, we knew this was coming. HSBC has sold its entire stake in Chinese insurer Ping An to the Charoen Pokphand Group, a conglomerate backed by Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont. (Interesting to note, as most papers do, the group is primarily known for its agribusiness, not financial services, empire, "particularly the production of livestock feed, chicken farming and rice trading.") The deal netted HSBC $9.4 billion, which means, over…

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