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Jack Ma’s Ant called to end anti-competition in payments

The details for Ant’s restructuring plan after its IPO was called off have arrived. Ant Group, the fintech affiliate of Alibaba controlled by Jack Ma, will be restructuring as a financial holding company, China’s central bank said on Monday.

Ant, which provides online infrastructure for payments and other financial services, needs to “correct its anti-competitive practices” and “give consumers more options in payments methods,” the regulator said. It should also end its monopoly on user information.

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