JERUSALEM, April 6 (Reuters) -
* Israel’s Delek Group said on Thursday it was raising the price it wants for a majority stake of insurer Phoenix Holdings in a deal with China’s Yango Group Co after an initial deadline passed.
* Delek said the price for its 52.3 percent stake in Phoenix had risen to 2.152 billion shekels ($590 million) from the initial 1.971 billion shekels.
* The binding deal signed last August set a target closing date of March 31, and Delek said the deal has since been ammended to reflect the new price.
* The last date for completion of the terms for closing has been set as June 4, 2017.
* ($1 = 3.6481 shekels) (Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch)