Prudential (PUK) confirms it has entered discussions with AIG (AIG) regarding the status of its proposed acquisition of AIG's Asia arm, AIA Group. Prudential is looking to lower the $35.5B price tag to about $30B in a move to placate large shareholders opposed to the deal. "These discussions may or may not lead to a change in the terms of the combination of AIA Group Limited and Prudential," Pru says. PUK -1.8% premarket. AIG +1.8%.