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Breaking News: China halts Ant Group’s giant IPO

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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
03 November 2020
Regulatory issues led to postponing one of the most expected IPOs

Ant Group, alongside the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges announced earlier today that one of the most expected IPOs of this year would be suspended. The world’s biggest start-up company was gearing for a massive $34.5 billion IPO, the largest public listing ever.

According to the Shanghai Stock Exchange statement, Ant Group’s “actual controller, chairman, and general manager have been jointly interviewed by the relevant regulatory authorities.”Following the same statement, Ant Group “has also reported issues such as the changes in the financial technology regulatory environment.”

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more details about the event!

Sources: cnbc.com, nytimes.com

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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
Financial Writer

Miguel worked for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander, and Banco Central-Hispano. He is a published author of currency trading books. 

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