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Didi: Chinese ride-hailing giant denies plans to go private

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi has denied a report that it was considering going private to appease Chinese authorities.

Its shares had soared by almost 50% in Thursday’s pre-market trade after the Wall Street Journal report.

Since making its US market debut a month ago the company has been targeted by authorities in Beijing.

Meanwhile, some US senators have called on its financial markets regulator to investigate Chinese share listings.

“The rumors about the privatization of Didi are untrue, and the company is currently actively cooperating with cybersecurity reviews,” the company said on Chinese social media platform Weibo.

The statement came in response to a Wall Street Journal report, which cited people familiar with the matter as saying Didi was considering delisting its share in the US as it faced increasing pressure from regulators in China.

Two days after Didi shares started trading on the New York Stock Exchange, China’s internet regulator ordered online stores not to offer its app, saying it illegally collected users’ personal data.

That sent the company’s market value down sharply and it has now fallen by around a third since Didi raised $4.4bn (£3.15bn) in its initial public offering (IPO) a month ago.

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On Thursday, a group of Republican senators called on the country’s financial markets regulator to launch an inquiry into US-listed Chinese companies.

In the letter to the head of Securities and Exchanges Commission the seven lawmakers cited losses sustained by Didi investors after Beijing’s took action against the company.

In recent months Chinese technology companies traded in the US, Hong Kong and mainland China have seen their share prices slump as Beijing tightens its grip on the industry.

Just this week authorities have cracked down on a range of online services from food delivery apps to music streaming platforms.

Didi shares ended Thursday’s US trading day up by 11.3%.

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