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United Kingdom Breaking News: Lloyds Shares Hit Two-year High on Overseas Buyers' Interest

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July 08, 2013 AT 11:12 AM
Lloyds Banking Group shares jumped to a 2-1/2 year high as overseas investors stepped up their interest in buying part of the bank and media reports suggested some may want half the government's stake. Former Standard Chartered chief executive Mervyn Davies is talking to others about forming a consortium to be an "anchor" or cornerstone investor in part-nationalized Lloyds- which the government is planning to sell.