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Former market darling Tencent now world’s worst stock bet with US$170 bil wipeout

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Bloomberg7/29/2021 4:25 PM GMT+08  • 3 min read
Former market darling Tencent now world’s worst stock bet with US$170 bil wipeout
Nine of the top 10 losers in shareholder value this month are Chinese companies, including Meituan and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
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China’s unprecedented crackdown on its technology industry has turned Tencent Holdings Ltd. from a market darling into the world’s biggest stock loser this month.

The Chinese Internet giant had tumbled 23% in July as of Wednesday, set for its worst month ever after erasing about US$170 billion ($231.02 billion) of market value. That marks the fastest evaporation of shareholder wealth worldwide during this period, Bloomberg data shows. Nine of the top 10 losers in shareholder value this month are Chinese companies, including Meituan and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Tencent’s shares rebounded by 7.1% on Thursday morning, tracking broader gains in Chinese stocks after Beijing intensified efforts to alleviate concerns about its crackdown on the private education industry.

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