Ant Group gets Chinese nod for HK leg of $35b dual-listing

China’s Ant Group has received approval from the Chinese securities regulator for the Hong Kong leg of its about $35 billion dual-listing, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

The financial technology giant plans to list simultaneously in Hong Kong and on Shanghai’s STAR Market, in what could be the world’s largest IPO, surpassing the record set by oil giant Saudi Aramco’s $29.4-billion float last December.

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