TABLE-Asia Pacific first-half M&A slides 18 pct to $553 bln

June 30, 2016 1:00 AM

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HONG KONG, June 30 The value of announced M&A deals for Asia-Pacific companies, excluding Japanese firms, fell 17.7 percent to $553 billion in the first half of the year, according to preliminary data released by Thomson Reuters.

Completed deals in the same period totalled $316.7 billion, down 28.3 percent. Goldman Sachs was the top-ranked financial advisor while Morgan Stanley came first in M&A fee rankings for completed deals in the region. The first half of the year also saw record outbound deals announced by Chinese firm...

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