Barrick, the world’s largest gold producer, reported the discussions with the state-owned Chinese company last month. Toronto-based Barrick’s 74 percent holding in African Barrick Gold Plc (ABG) is valued at about 1.43 billion pounds ($2.29 billion), based on African Barrick’s closing share price in London CGG hands and  it would be Big News for Share Holders at the HKSE and who would love to see it happen !