Colaborare bancara sino-britanica ENG
Britain's HSBC Holdings said on Friday
it would pay $1.75 billion for 19.9
percent of China's Bank of
Communications, the biggest foreign
investment in China's financial
HSBC, founded in 1865 in Hong Kong and
Shanghai, will leapfrog rivals
including Citigroup and Standard
Chartered by gaining a big foothold in
a market with 1.3 trillion in savings.
Sony Music incheie un parteneriat strategic ENG
Sony Music Entertainment and BMG, the
music unit of the German media
conglomerate Bertelsmann, said
Thursday they have formally combined
their music businesses.
The new company, Sony BMG Music
Entertainment, will rival Vivendi's
Universal Music Group for market
share. © CNN
Negocieri intre Barclays si Citigroup ENG
Barclays up on Citigroup
Shares in Barclays, Britain's
third-biggest bank, surged as much as
11 percent on Friday on talk that U.S.
financial giant Citigroup may be
planning a takeover bid worth up to L45 billion ($82 billion).
Dealers said a report on www.mergermarket.com cited speculation
in the British press earlier this week
that Citigroup could bid up to 700
pence per share, a price that would
make it one of the biggest takeovers
of all time.