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Exclusive: China's Fosun in talks to buy commodity broker Marex Spectron - sources

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By Eric Onstad and Pratima DesaiLONDON (Reuters) - Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd is in discussions to buy British-based commodities broker Marex Spectron, two industry sources said.The deal to buy privately-owned Marex would expand the portfolio of Fosun, one of China's most acquisitive overseas dealmakers, in both financial services and commodities, of which China is the world's largest consumer and producer.Fosun already owns iron ore, steel and oil companies.Fosun declined to comment.A spokesman for Marex said: "Marex Spectron is a profitable and successful business and such ...

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 21:15 IST