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Ant Financial IPO mess – a case of regulatory overreach

The Chinese authorities’ overbearing attitude underscores the perils of Shanghai becoming a financial hub

November 05, 2020 / 10:30 AM IST
Ant Financial IPO mess – a case of regulatory overreach

Alibaba (Source: Reuters)

  Indian market regulator SEBI is worried that first-time retail investors are jumping into the market without truly understanding the risk involved. A look at the retail investor's behaviour in China would have given them sleepless nights. Ant Financial had planned the world’s biggest IPO to raise $34.4 billion by listing the stock in Shanghai and Hong Kong after it faced problems in getting it listed in the US. The IPO was so popular among the retail investors that as against...

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