Shareholders of Belgian bank Fortis narrowly reject a proposed $20B sale to French BNP Paribas,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Shareholders of Belgian bank Fortis narrowly reject a proposed $20B sale to French BNP Paribas, forcing the Belgian government to either inject more cash into Fortis or nationalize it. China's Ping An, which owns 5% of Fortis, swung the vote.