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.

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 of the city's most expensive rail project

For investors, this may present a fresh opportunity to build up a position in the stock in anticipation of a possible buyout

In what could be the worst crisis in the company’s history, MTR admitted providing...

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