China's state-owned enterprises reform: consolidate or divest?
Aluminum Corporation of China (Chalco) suspended trading in China-listed A-shares on 12 September pending a major announcement that may constitute significant asset restructuring. The trading halt prompted speculation that the state-owned enterprise, State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) will divest its aluminium business to Chalco. Will SPIC sell its aluminium business to Chalco and does it make sense? We explore the restructure options available to China's state-owned enterprises.