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Chase acquires global custody business


The Chase Manhattan Corp. has acquired Morgan Stanley, Dean Witter & Co.'s global custody business with the purchase of Morgan Stanley Trust Co. and Morgan Stanley Bank Luxembourg, S.A. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but the businesses will be integrated into Chase's Global Investor Services unit. The combined entities will hold more than $5 trillion in assets under trust and custody and provide services to 3,000 institutional investors.