360 DigiTech Earns ‘Survivor’ Title After Latest Regulatory Wave

After transforming from direct lender to loan facilitator, the fintech led by ‘internet bad boy’ Zhou Hongyi has found a way forward in the face of regulatory headwinds Key Takeaways: 360 DigiTech has reported strong third-quarter results, with both turnover and net income posting solid gains Investment banks are optimistic on the company, with Morgan Stanley raising its target price to $54 – nearly double the current share price By Fai Pui Following Beijing’s determination to clean up China’s fintech sector, “survival” has become the mantra for all companies in…

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FAST NEWS: CIMC Vehicles Surges, Then Fades After Citigroup Cuts Stakeholding

The latest: Citigroup cut its stake in China’s leading container truck maker CIMC Vehicles (Group) Co. Ltd. (1839.HK; 301039.SZ) by approximately 37.53 million shares on Nov. 12, leaving it with only 43,998 shares, according to a stock exchange announcement on Friday. Looking up: There was no immediate news on Monday about who may have bought the shares, since such a large equity transaction is difficult to conduct on the open market. CIMC Vehicles’ price gains after the Citigroup sale was disclosed means the shares might have been successfully transferred to one…

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Battered Autohome Sees Light at End of Tunnel

One of China’s oldest online car specialists posts 24% revenue decline in third quarter on reduced industry spending, but sees relief next year Key Takeaways: Leading Chinese online auto company Autohome says its revenue fell 24% in the third quarter, dragged down by a 50% decline in spending by car manufacturers Company sees global auto sector returning to more normal conditions in second half of next year as chip shortages ease By Doug Young The darkest hour is upon us, but light at the end of the tunnel is also…

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