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Nov 02, 2022 04:17 AM
BUSINESS

Naspers Denies Report It’s Selling Its Tencent Stake to Citic

Tencent’s market value plunged from a peak of HK$7 trillion ($892 billion) in February 2021 to around HK$2 trillion lately
Tencent’s market value plunged from a peak of HK$7 trillion ($892 billion) in February 2021 to around HK$2 trillion lately

South African media giant Naspers Ltd. and its tech investment arm Prosus NV Tuesday rejected media reports that they are in talks to offload their 28% stake in Tencent Holdings to Chinese state-backed investors.

Speculation about such a sale swirled after Asian Tech Press reported Monday that a group led by China’s state-owned conglomerate Citic Group was in talks to buy all of Naspers’ holdings in Tencent, the owner of WeChat. Naspers is Tencent’s largest shareholder.

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