: Standard Chartered shares slump as First Abu Dhabi again says it’s not evaluating making an offer


Standard Chartered STAN, -4.74% shares fell 5% — though were still well above Wednesday’s levels — after First Abu Dhabi Bank FAB, +0.14% reiterated it’s not evaluating making an offer for the U.K.-listed bank. Standard Chartered shares had jumped 11% on Thursday after a report from Bloomberg News that First Abu Dhabi Bank was preparing a potential offer, of up to $35 billion. Takeover rules mean First Abu Dhabi can’t make an offer for six months, unless it has the agreement of the board, a third party announces its intention to bid, or other conditions are met.

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