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Tencent Backer Prosus to Cut $134 Billion Stake to Buy Stock

  • Amsterdam-based Prosus says it will begin ‘orderly’ disposal
  • Tencent’s shares slide more than 2%, Prosus soars in Amsterdam
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Prosus to Cut $134 Billion Tencent Stake to Fund Buyback
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Prosus NV is planning to sell more of its $134 billion stake in Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. to finance a buyback program, reversing a pledge to hold onto the full shareholding.

Tencent declined in Hong Kong on Monday as investors pondered the extent to which Prosus, the Chinese company’s biggest shareholder, will unload its stock. The shares fell as much as 2.5% and traded 1.6% lower at the close.