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China's Silk Road dealmakers eye Europe's banks, insurers, asset managers

China is having a hard time attracting international institutions to get involved in the BRI, say some experts

Reuters  |  Hong Kong 

After ports and industrial parks, the dealmakers leading China's trillion-dollar push to build a modern Silk Road are turning to the financial sector, targeting Europe's banks, insurers and asset managers to tap funds and expertise. Last week, sources familiar with the matter said two of China's most acquisitive conglomerates, HNA Group and Anbang Insurance Group, had separately considered bidding for the German insurer Allianz SE. Neither of the two made an offer, but the talks marked a new level of ambition for China: Allianz is a German stalwart, a pillar for local ...

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First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 08:13 IST
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