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Commerzbank suitors line up

ZURICH: As merger talks between Deutsche Bank AG and Commerzbank AG appear to run into more obstacles, potential suitors are jockeying for a piece of the German banking market should government efforts to create a national champion fail.





Valued asset: A sign for an ATM of Commerzbank is seen next to the headquarters of Deutsche Bank (right) in Frankfurt, Germany. Dutch lender ING Groep NV has reached out to Commerzbank and the German government to seek talks, and UniCredit SpA is weighing a potential bid. — Reuters

Aramco hype meets reality as bonds drop

DUBAI: The slump in Aramco bonds since its unprecedented debt sale this month makes one thing clear: you can’t take the Saudi out of Saudi Aramco.

Economy seen to recover in H2 after slow first quarter

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian economy will bounce back in the second half after registering what is expected to be the slowest quarterly expansion since the second quarter of 2016 during the first three months of the year.

Ambank partners CGC to provide RM30mil for start-ups

KUALA LUMPUR: AmBank (M) Berhad (“AmBank”) and Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (“CGC”) have entered a new strategic partnership to fulfil the financing needs of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

For private equity, Japan still beats China

Japan lost its position as the world’s second-biggest economy to China awhile ago. But it’s beating out its Asian rival in one area at least: private equity.

Japan lost its position as the world’s second-biggest economy to China awhile ago. But it’s beating out its Asian rival in one area at least: private equity.