Sources say AIG (AIG) is nearing a deal to sell two Japanese life-insurance companies to...

|By:, SA News Editor

Sources say AIG (AIG) is nearing a deal to sell two Japanese life-insurance companies to Prudential Financial (PRU) for a combined $4-5B. A deal would help AIG repay the more than $90B it owes taxpayers. Earlier this year, a $35.5B deal to sell AIA to Prudential plc (PUK) disintegrated after shareholders balked at the price.