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Coscocs takes 10% stake in Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank

Australia’s ANZ Bank has announced that it is selling its 20% stake in Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank (SRCB) for A$1.84bn ($1.33bn) to two Chinese state-owned companies.

China Cosco Shipping (Coscocs) and Shanghai Sino-Poland Enterprise Management Development had each agreed to acquire 10 percent of SRCB.

ANZ said the deal is expected to be completed by mid-2017.

Coscocs said the acquisition is another step in expanding its financial businesses.

The company holds stakes in several other Chinese banks and financial companies including China Bohai Bank and China Merchants Bank.

Cosco Shipping Development, the financial leasing platform of Coscocs, announced a non-public share offering plan to raise RMB12bn ($1.73bn) at the end of December.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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