Prudential Plc (PRU), the U.K.’s biggest insurer by market value, will buy the life insurance business of Thanachart Bank Pcl, which is part-owned by Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), for as much as 368 million pounds ($590 million).
Prudential will pay Bangkok-based Thanachart 358 million pounds in cash when the transaction is completed and a further 10 million pounds 12 months later, the London-based insurer said in a statement through the Singapore stock exchange. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2013, the company said.
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Anyone searching for a silver lining to the pandemic should look to the clear, blue skies above them. A reduction in pollution worldwide has been an unintended benefit of the lockdowns and stay-in-place orders imposed to control the spread of COVID-19.
Thailand Q1 Investment Applications Soar 80% as FDI More Than Double says BOI
The top three source countries of FDI applications during the first quarter were South Korea, China, and Singapore, with similar levels of investment. Korean investment soared due to a large-scale joint venture in the medical sector, Ms Duangjai said.
The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) said today that in the first quarter of 2021, investment applications rose 80% from the year earlier period to a total value of 123.4 billion baht (USD3.9 billion), led by projects in the medical and electric and electronics (E&E) sectors, as foreign direct investment (FDI) applications more than doubled.(more…)
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