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New York Steals Alibaba for IPO

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 26 September 2013

Alibaba the world's largest e-commerce company is getting ready to launch on the stock market. However, it looks like it won't be able to float on the Hong Kong market thanks to the strict laws there - so the New York Stock Exchange may get the biggest IPO (Initial Public Offering) since Facebook. We ask whether this is a coup for Wall Street.

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