"Sis... I scare easily, don't frighten me. What do you mean by 'things don't look good'?"
"It means that Xu Enterprises might change its CEO."
"Change CEO?" Qiao Anhao pursed her bottom lip. "You mean to say that there's a possibility Xu Enterprises might belong to someone else?"
Though Qiao Anhao didn't want it confirmed by Qiao Anxia, but most of the time, things don't always turn out the way you want it.
Her sister stated, " Yes, and Qiao Qiao, though you and Xu Jiamu got a divorce, our two families still have a good relations.h.i.+p. I just gave the Xu family a call. I'm calling you now to tell you to give them a call."
Knowing that Xu Enterprises were in trouble, Qiao Anhao naturally would give Xu Jiamu a call.
It took a long while for him to answer the phone. It seemed like he was very busy. There were muted voices of people in a meeting, the sound of the door opening and shutting, and finally Xu Jiamu's drained voice, "Qiao Qiao, what's up?"
"Brother Jiamu, Anxia just called. She told me that somethings happened at Xu Enterprises. How are you right now?"
"I'm all right." It seemed like Xu Jiamu had just lit up a cigarette, since Qiao Anhao could hear the sound of him blowing out air through the phone. As she was about to comfort him, a voice was came through. "Young Chief Xu, the stocks have dropped again..."
"Qiao Qiao, I have to cut this short. I'm a little busy with something right now. I'll give you a call back later," Xu Jiamu said incredibly fast and then immediately hung up.
After listening to the beeping sounds from the phone for a long time, Qiao Anhao pulled it from her ear and opened an internet browser. She entered Xu Enterprises into the search engine to find news of their troubles and their falling stock value. She also found a few articles by financial a.n.a.lysts critiquing the Xu Enterprise.
Lu Jinnian's three o'clock meeting lasted until half four. His a.s.sistant later gave him an important doc.u.ments to sign. As Lu Jinnian flipped through it, his a.s.sistant brewed him a cup of coffee.
When he came back with a cup, Lu Jinnian had just finished signing the doc.u.ments.
The a.s.sistant put the coffee on the desk. Lu Jinnian picked it up, took a sip, but perhaps because it was too hot, he placed it back down on the desk. Then he slid the signed doc.u.ments in front of the a.s.sistant.
The a.s.sistant didn't grab for them. Instead, he pulled out his phone and put it in front of Lu Jinnian. "Mr. Lu, this is the news that just came out." He paused, then added, "About Xu Enterprises."
Lu Jinnian raised his hand and tapped the phone's screen to brighten it up a little. He scanned through the contents of the news with no expression on his face, then let out a gentle "mm". After a while, he asked, "How many of Xu Enterprise's stocks have I bought?"
"Three percent short of fifty percent."
Lu Jinnian picked up the coffee on the table and took a gulp. Then he nodded without a word and waved his hand to signal for the a.s.sistant to leave.
The a.s.sistant stood in front of the desk without moving.
Lu Jinnian pulled the coffee cup from his lips, lifted his eyes to glance at the a.s.sistant to find that he looked rather hesitant. Lu Jinnian furrowed his brows and asked, "Is there something else?"
"Mr. Lu, there's something I'm not sure if I should remind you..."