Alibaba shares jump 5% after being hit with $2.8 billion fine in anti-monopoly probe

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The signage is seen astatine Alibaba Group office during the company's 11.11 Singles' Day planetary buying festival successful Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, November 11, 2020.

Aly Song | Reuters

GUANGZHOU, China — Alibaba shares successful Hong Kong jumped much than 5% connected Monday aft the institution was fined 18.23 cardinal yuan ($2.8 billion) by Chinese regulators arsenic a effect of an anti-monopoly investigation.

"Despite the grounds good amount, we deliberation this should assistance a large overhang connected BABA and displacement the market's absorption backmost to fundamentals," Morgan Stanley wrote successful a enactment connected Sunday, a time aft the good was issued.

Chinese regulators opened an anti-monopoly probe into Alibaba successful December. The main absorption was astir a signifier that forces merchants to database their products connected 1 of 2 e-commerce platforms, alternatively than choosing both.

China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) said connected a Saturday that this signifier stifles contention successful China's online retail marketplace and "infringes connected the businesses of merchants connected the platforms and the morganatic rights and interests of consumers."

Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang said helium does not expect a worldly interaction connected the institution from the alteration of this exclusivity arrangement.

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