'AIG to sell Asian arm to Prudential for $35.5bn'

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'AIG to sell Asian arm to Prudential for $35.5bn'
London, Mar 1: American International Group (AIG) has accepted a deal to sell its Asian arm, AIA, to British insurer Prudential for around 35 billion dollars.

According to sources, AIG, which was just recently considering a flotation of its Asian activities, finally agreed to let Prudential buy its Asian arm.

The deal would make Prudential the top non-Chinese global insurer by capitalisation, notably ahead of Allianz and Axa.

AIG was hard hit by the financial crisis and received more than 170 billion dollars in a taxpayer bailout.

In 2008, AIG tried to sell up to 49 percent of AIA through an auction process but had to drop the idea after failing to receive suitable offers.

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