Hong Kong's MTR: time for a government buyout?

Scandals have battered the rail operator's once-pristine reputation. The city's government can show its determination to improve services and ease integrity concerns by removing it from the stock market.

Hong Kong's MTR: time for a government buyout?

In the world of merger arbitrage, some stocks are always on the watchlist. MTR Corporation is one of them.

The Hong Kong government has faced almost constant calls to buy back the 25% of the city’s mass transit railway operator that it sold in 1999.

And those voices have only grown louder in recent weeks after MTR found itself at the centre of a scandal around construction flaws on parts...

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