Ping An Insurance stake sold to Hong Kong vehicle

Sale by Shenzhen government could strengthen chairman''s hand

China's second largest insurance company Ping An Insurance, which boast three world class investors, HSBC, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, is to see an almost 7% stake held by the Shenzhen City Finance Bureau transferred to a Hong Kong-listed company, Shenzhen Investment, according to press reports in China.

The company is due to list in Hong Kong this year, although it's not clear whether it will keep to that schedule.

Observers say the move is...

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