UPDATE 1-Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest

miércoles 23 de julio de 2014 02:07 GYT

(Adds items on China Huarong, Bulgaria cbank governor, Metlife, Repsol and JPMorgan Chase)

July 23 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

* Italy's Banca Carige has postponed a decision on the sale of its insurance assets until Thursday, a source close to the bank said, after a media report about an offer from a German insurer pushed shares in the mid-sized lender higher on Tuesday.

* WH Group Ltd is set to raise $2.05 billion in a scaled-down Hong Kong initial public offering, a person with direct knowledge said on Tuesday, the Chinese pork producer's second attempt to list this year after investors rebuffed a pricier deal.

* PetSmart Inc has hired investment bank JPMorgan Chase & Co to evaluate a range of alternatives, including a leveraged share buyback and a potential deal with private equity, according to people familiar with the matter.