British bank HSBC Holdings PLC said Monday it is in talks with financial group Old Mutual PLC to buy a controlling stake in South Africa's fourth largest bank Nedbank Group Ltd. in a deal worth as much as $6.8 billion.Shares in Australia's Foster's Group Ltd ended 6.5 percent higher on news media reports that SABMiller PLC was preparing a 7 billion pound bid for Foster's beer business.
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