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Industrials

Hyundai Heavy held talks with Daewoo Shipbuilding to buy stake -official

SEOUL, Jan 30 (Reuters) - South Korean shipbuilding giant, Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, is interested in buying a stake in cross-town rival Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering , a Hyundai official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Hyundai Heavy held talks to buy the Daewoo stake, the official said, without elaborating further.

State-funded Korea Development Bank holds a 55.7 percent stake in Daewoo. (Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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