Chinese President Xi Jinping decided to halt Ant's $37-billion IPO: Report

Topics Ant Group | Xi Jinping | China


(Reuters) - China's President Xi Jinping personally decided to pull the plug on Ant Group's $37-billion (£28 billion) initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing Chinese officials with the knowledge of the matter.

The decision to stop what would have been the world's largest ever IPO, came days after the fintech giant's billionaire founder Jack Ma launched a public attack on the country's financial watchdogs and banks. President Xi ordered Chinese regulators to investigate.....

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