British hedge fund accepts Japan order

MSN MoneyCentral- A British hedge fund said Monday it will accept the Japanese government’s rejection of its proposal to raise its stake in a major utility — although it added that it still doesn’t agree with the reasoning behind the order.

The Children’s Investment Master Fund had proposed raising its stake in J-Power — Japan’s largest electricity wholesaler — to as much as 20 percent from 9.9 percent. The government rejected that proposal earlier this year, citing potential disruptions to public order.

The fund has contested the decision as lacking transparency and including incorrect information and false premises.

But it said the government was unlikely to change its mind. The fund will now instead focus on improving corporate governance at J-Power, it said in a statement.

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