May 30 (Reuters) -
"A vice president at Agricultural Bank of China Ltd , China's third largest bank by market value, is under investigation by the Communist Party's discipline authorities, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.
"Yang Kun has not been in his office in over a week, the source told Reuters on Wednesday, and has been taken away by the party's disciplinary body, which typically probes allegations of corruption and other crimes before handing suspects over to judicial authorities.
"Agbank's Hong Kong-listed stock closed down 4 percent on Wednesday, while the main index fell 1.9 percent.
"The state-owned bank, which has a stock market value of $137 billion and reported January-March net profit of 43.45 billion yuan ($6.8 billion), said Yang was "currently assisting relevant mainland authorities in connection with certain investigations"...