Didi cybersecurity probe blindsides shareholders days after debut

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By Julie Zhu, Kane Wu and Scott Murdoch HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese regulators have gained a reputation for aggressive action, but even hardened investors were shocked by the announcement of a probe into ride-hailing firm Didi just two days after its $4.4 billion New York stock market debut. While Didi’s initial public offering (IPO) prospectus did mention some of the regulatory risks to its operations, there was no indication that the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) would begin investigating the company and ban it from accepting new users during the review. Didi said on Monday it w…

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