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Nasdaq Stifles IPOs of Small Chinese Companies

Nasdaq has officially begun taking deliberate steps to stifle as much as possible, initial public offerings (IPOs) of small Chinese companies going public in the U.S. The index, according to a Reuters report, is doing this by slapping several restrictions on these firms and frustrating their efforts for approval. Supposedly, the Nasdaq index is doing this because the majority of these firms usually end up raising most of their initial capital from Chinese backers, rather than investors in the...

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Donald Trump Threatens to Delist Chinese Stocks from the Wall Street

This week was pretty severe when talking about tariffs the US imposed on Chinese goods lifting it every day more and more. When talking about US-China trade war, it’s important to stress out that this is something that started happening already back in the 80’s. However, since Donald Trump is sitting in the White House, the situation is slowly getting out of control – but really.We can all understand that one’s statesman policy can be about buying more local products, tightening import,...

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Alibaba Group (BABA) Now Owns 33% of Jack Ma’s Ant Financial

After the close of a successful deal, a third of Jack Ma’s online financial services provider, Ant Financial, is now owned and controlled by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA). The deal is more than a few years in the making as it was first proposed that both giant companies initiate much stronger collaborative efforts more than five years ago. Both companies were started by Ma.Originally starting as Alipay, Ant Financial was founded back in 2004 and by 2013, it had overtaken PayPal as the...

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PBOC: China’s Digital Currency Not Launching in November

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced that the long-awaited central bank-issued digital currency will not be ready in November as it had been predicted in crypto circles. From the bank, they added that reports saying Alibaba and Tencent are among the first financial institutions to receive the currency was incorrect.This came as a surprise because just few weeks ago we could hear that it will “be better than Libra“, and they even enthroned their new digital currency chief Changchun Mu...

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Alibaba Founder and Chairman Jack Ma Officially Retires

Prolific Billionaire Jack Ma has stepped down as Chairman of Alibaba. After twenty years which has seen one of the biggest technology giants come from zero to hero, Ma has been one of the defining icons of the technology industry since the early days when no one thought that technology would be either this big or go this far in defining the human existence.He would remain on the board until the next Shareholders Annual General Meeting when it is expected that he will step down from the board...

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