Prudential-AIA: Our readers' verdict

Prudential was right to pull its proposed acquisition of AIA, according to our poll, but it wasn’t a clear-cut decision.

Prudential-AIA: Our readers' verdict

Respondents to our web poll last week gave the thumbs up to Prudential's decision to call off its acquisition of AIA. Most said the $35.5 billion asking price was too high and a small number simply disagreed with the strategy, but more than one-third of voters wanted to see the deal go ahead.

Some of the Pru's biggest shareholders openly objected to the deal, but, as our poll reflects, there was also a good amount of support for the...

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