BofA to sell China bank stake

Discussion in 'Stocks' started by ASusilovic, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Bank of America plans to sell up to $2.8bn of China Construction Bank shares, less than a month after scrapping an earlier attempt to raise money from its three-year-old stake, reports Bloomberg. BofA is selling 5.62bn shares in China’s second-largest lender at HK$3.92 apiece, a 12% discount to Tuesday’s closing price. The largest US bank is trying to take advantage of almost $14bn of paper profits from its CCB stake, after paying about $33bn to take over Merrill Lynch. BofA cancelled a sale of CCB shares in December partly on concern that Chinese law might force it to forfeit any profit. CCB shares fell 5% in Hong Kong Wednesday late morning trade.

    I thought China is a good place to be in ? :confused: :confused: :confused:
  2. Where have I seen this before?......When "foreign" investors sell foreign assets, it tends to happen at long-term bottoms. :cool:
  3. this isnt really news