ING has completed the sale of ING Investment Management Taiwan, its Taiwanese asset management business, to Japan-based Nomura Asset Management in partnership with a group of investors. The transaction, which was announced on 10 January 2014, is in line with ING`s earlier announced strategy to divest its insurance and investment management businesses. The transaction does not have a material impact on ING Group results.
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