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Aug. 6, 2012, 6:33 AMING (ING) is likely to sell its Asian life-insurance operations in parts after no bid emerged for the whole unit that would have been likely to win regulatory approval, the WSJ reports. Separate deals could still probably bring in over $7B, but they're more complicated. Those slugging it out for various ING units include KB Financial (KB), Manulife (MFC), and Blackstone (BX). | Comment!
Jul. 16, 2012, 10:50 AMING (ING +0.3%) receives a final round of offers for its Asian life insurance ops, which should bring in over $7B. Canada's Manulife (MFC -1.2%) and Hong Kong's AIA Group are among the insurers who bid, the WSJ reports, while KB Financial (KB) made a proposal for the South Korean part of the ops, and Korea Life Insurance for the Southeast Asian section. (previous) | Comment!
Feb. 22, 2012, 3:21 AMSouth Korea's KB Financial (KB) is interested in buying ING's (ING) South Korean insurance operations, said chairman Euh Yoon-dae, as the company seeks to diversify revenue sources heavily dependent on its banking business. Euh added KB Financial would need to find a partner if ING's entire Asia-Pacific operations were put on sale as a package. | Comment!
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KB Financial Group Inc provides credit & related financial services to individuals & small & medium-sized enterprises. Its portfolio comprises of credit cards, asset management, life insurance, capital markets activities & international banking services.
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