Federal Reserve Approves First Chinese Bank Takeover of U.S. BankSubmitted by robbjerk on Sat, 05/12/2012 - 21:38
"The United States opened its banking market to China's biggest bank ICBC, for the first time clearing a takeover of a US bank by a Chinese state-controlled company.
Just days after high-level US-China economic talks in Beijing, the Federal Reserve approved an application from Industrial and Commercial Bank of China to buy a majority stake in the US subsidiary of Bank of East Asia.
The transaction will make ICBC the first Chinese state-controlled bank to acquire retail bank branches in the United States."
This link which I thought deserved its own post is from this DP comment: