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Didi said to halt Hong Kong listing on cybersecurity probe

Bloomberg3/11/2022 07:11 PM GMT+08  • 4 min read
Didi said to halt Hong Kong listing on cybersecurity probe
Didi’s American depositary shares plunged as much as 20% in US pre-market trading on Friday.
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Didi Global Inc has suspended preparations for its planned Hong Kong listing after failing to appease Chinese regulators’ demands that it overhaul its systems for handling sensitive user data, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Cyberspace Administration of China informed Didi executives their proposals to prevent security and data leaks had fallen short, the people said. Its main apps, removed from local app stores last year, will remain suspended for the time being, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified as the information is private.

The company and its bankers have halted work on the Hong Kong listing by way of introduction originally slated for around the summer of this year, the people said. In addition to dealing with the CAC review, Didi is also working to finalize its fourth-quarter results as required for a listing prospectus, they said.

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