J.P. Morgan Investment Management of New York is selling its 50 percent share of DKB Morgan, a mutual-fund joint venture with Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank of Tokyo, according to Chris Cosentino, spokesperson for J.P. Morgan. The company declined to disclose the asking price for its share.

The withdrawal is due to the anticipated mergers of Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank with the Industrial Bank of Japan and Fuji Bank, both of Tokyo, said Cosentino.

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