© Piotr Trojanowski hna
© Piotr Trojanowski

More intrigue and speculation about China’s “mysterious” HNA Group. Yesterday co-chairman Wang Jian, who held 15% of its shares, fell off a wall while posing for a photograph in France and tragically died. Mr Wang, reports Reuters, was regarded as the driver behind HNA Group’s $50bn acquisition spree. He was in charge of strategy and day-to-day operations. His shares will now pass to a New York charity fund which, together with a China fund, holds 52% of the shares.

Bloomberg asks ‘HNA followers’ what the effect on the company might be.

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