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Stolen Apple IDs Used by Hackers to Steal Cash, Warn Chinese Digital Payments Firms

Ant Financial’s Alipay and Tencent Holdings Ltd. warned that cyber attackers employed stolen Apple IDs to break into customers’ accounts and made off with an unknown amount of cash, in a rare security breach for China’s top digital payments providers. …

Berkshire Invests $356M in One97, Parent of India’s Biggest Digital Payments Firm

Berkshire Hathaway Inc has acquired a 25 billion rupees ($356 million) stake in the parent of digital payments company Paytm, a source said, its first investment in an Indian startup as it moves into the financial payments sector. The conglomerate …

Reuters: China’s Ant Financial Raises $10 Billion at $150 Billion Valuation

Ant Financial Services Group, operator of China’s biggest online payment platform by market share, Alipay, has closed its latest funding round having raised $10 billion from a clutch of global and local investors, five people with direct knowledge of the …

Ant Financial About To Reap $10 Billion in Fundraising Round

Ant Financial, the Chinese payments giant controlled by Jack Ma, is expected to close a fundraising of at least $10 billion in the next few days, attracting Carlyle Group and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board as first-time investors, according …

China’s New Systemic Risk Rules May Curb Giant Ant Financial

There’s no other company on Earth quite like Ant Financial. Spanning online payments, insurance, lending, credit scores, asset management and more, Jack Ma’s Chinese behemoth resembles a mashup of PayPal, Geico, Wells Fargo and Equifax — with a bit of …

Explaining Ant Financial’s $150B Valuation – and Investor Enthusiasm for China Tech

Ant Financial’s rapid climb to become the world’s biggest super unicorn valued by some investors at around $150 billion showcases investor enthusiasm for the biggest Chinese tech companies and also how quickly valuations can shift. Just two months ago, bankers …

China’s Ant Financial Targets at Least $8B in Investor Funding: Sources

China’s Ant Financial Services Group is in talks with investors to boost its fundraising target to at least $8 billion, which could see its valuation jumping to about $150 billion, people with knowledge of the plan said. Singapore state investor …

China’s Ant Financial May Re-Think Global Ambitions After MoneyGram Deal Fails

Ant Financial may have to re-tool its global ambitions after stiff U.S. opposition scuppered what would have been its largest overseas acquisition. The Chinese financial services giant controlled by Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma abandoned a plan to buy MoneyGram International …

Citing National Security, U.S. Kills MoneyGram Sale to China’s Ant Financial

Ant Financial’s plan to acquire U.S. money transfer company MoneyGram International Inc. collapsed on Tuesday after a U.S. government panel rejected it over national security concerns, the most high-profile Chinese deal to be torpedoed under the administration of U.S. President …

China’s Ant Financial Raises Bid for Fintech Firm, MoneyGram, by 36%

China’s Ant Financial has sweetened its bid for MoneyGram International Inc by 36 percent, beating a rival offer to gain approval from the U.S. electronic payment firm’s board, although it still faces regulatory hurdles. Ant, the finance affiliate of Alibaba …