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Fredriksen offloads DHT shares following failed offer

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John Fredriksen and his tanker carrier Frontline are offloading shares in DHT Holdings. The sale comes after Frontline's attempts to buy the competitor failed last week, as DHT made a deal with BW Group instead.


BY DANIEL LOGAN BERG-MUNCH
Published 28.03.17 at 13:45

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