DUBAI, Dec 1 (Reuters) - HSBC
, through its subsidiary HSBC Holdings B.V.
, has purchased shares in Saudi British Bank which will increase its shareholding in the Saudi lender to 31% from 29.2%, the bank said on Tuesday.
It said the stake increase followed the participation in an accelerated book build process launched on Nov. 30 by NatWest Markets and Banco Santander.
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