By Jason Ng
KUALA LUMPUR--Shares of CIMB Group Holdings Bhd (1023.KU) and RHB Capital Bhd (1066.KU) rose Thursday while Malaysia Building Society Bhd (1171.KU) fell after the lenders agreed to end merger talks.
Shares of Baker Hughes (BHI) soared 16% Thursday after The Wall Street Journal reported that the company was in talks to be acquired by fellow oil-field services company Halliburton (HAL) . Halliburton's stock gained 1.1%. The WSJ reported, citing people familiar with the matter, that the companies could reach an agreement soon, although the price being discussed could not be learned.
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