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Aspocomp Group Plc, Company Announcement, April 13, 2021 at 11:40 a.m. DECISIONS OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021 The Annual General Meeting of Aspocomp Group Plc held on April 13, 2021 adopted the annual accounts and the consolidated annual accounts as well as granted the members of the Board of Directors and the CEO discharge from liability regarding the financial period 2020. The Annual General Meeting approved the Remuneration Report for the governing bodies 2020. In accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors, the Annual General Meeting decided to authorize the Board of Directors to decide, at its discretion, on the distribution of up to EUR 0.07 per share from retained earnings and / or return on invested equity in one or more tranches. The authorization is valid until the beginning of the next Annual General Meeting. The company will publish any Board decision on the distribution of funds separately and at the same time confirms the relevant reconciliation and payment dates. The Annual General Meeting decided that no dividend shall be distributed by a decision of the Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting decided to set the number of Board members at four (4) and re-elected the current members of the Board Ms. Päivi Marttila and Ms. Kaarina Muurinen and elected Mr. Jukka Huuskonen and Mr. Anssi Korhonen as new members to the Board, for a term of office ending at the closing of the following Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting re-elected PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, Authorized Public Accountants, as the company's auditor for a term of office ending at the closing of the following Annual General Meeting. PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy has notified that Mr. Mikko Nieminen, Authorized Public Accountant, will act as its principal auditor. The Annual General Meeting decided that the chairman of the Board of Directors will be paid EUR 30,000, the vice chairman of the Board of Directors be paid EUR 20,000 and the other members will be paid EUR 15,000 each in remuneration for their term of office. The Annual General Meeting further decided that EUR 1,000 will be paid as remuneration per meeting to the chairman and that the other members be paid EUR 500 per meeting of the Board and its committees. The members of the Board of Directors will further be reimbursed for reasonable travel costs. The auditor’s fees will be paid according to the auditor’s invoice. The Annual General Meeting decided to authorize the Board of Directors, in one or more installments, to decide on the issuance of shares and the issuance of options and other special rights entitling to shares referred to in Chapter 10 Section 1 of the Companies Act as follows: The number of shares to be issued based on the authorization may in total amount to a maximum of 684,144 shares. The Board of Directors decides on all the terms and conditions of the issuances of shares and of options and other special rights entitling to shares. The authorization concerns both the issuance of new shares as well as own shares possibly held by the company. The issuance of shares and of options and other special rights entitling to shares referred to in Chapter 10 Section 1 of the Companies Act may be carried out in deviation from the shareholders’ pre-emptive rights (directed issue). The authorization cancels the authorization given by the General Meeting on June 9, 2020 to decide on the issuance of shares as well as the issuance of special rights entitling to shares. The authorization is valid until June 30, 2022. The minutes of the Annual General Meeting are available on the company’s website at www.aspocomp.com/agm starting from April 27, 2021 at the latest. THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS' ORGANIZATION MEETING In its organization meeting held after the Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors of Aspocomp Group Plc re-elected Ms. Päivi Marttila as Chairman of the Board and Ms. Kaarina Muurinen as Vice Chairman. The Board of Directors did not establish an Audit Committee, the Board itself performs the duties of the Audit Committee. The Board of Directors has at its meeting evaluated the independence of the Board members in compliance with the recommendations of the Finnish Corporate Governance Code. It is the view of the Board of Directors that all Board members are independent of the company's major shareholders. The Board of Directors has also assessed that all the Board members are independent of the company. For further information, please contact Mikko Montonen, President and CEO, tel. +358 40 5011 262, mikko.montonen(at)aspocomp.com. ASPOCOMP GROUP PLC Mikko Montonen President and CEO Aspocomp – heart of your technology A printed circuit board (PCB) is used for electrical interconnection and as a component assembly platform in electronic devices. Aspocomp provides PCB technology design, testing and logistics services over the entire lifecycle of a product. The company’s own production and extensive international partner network guarantee cost-effectiveness and reliable deliveries. Aspocomp’s customers are companies that design and manufacture telecommunication systems and equipment, automotive and industrial electronics, and systems for testing semiconductor components for security technology. The company has customers around the world and most of its net sales are generated by exports. Aspocomp is headquartered in Espoo and its plant is in Oulu, one of Finland’s major technology hubs. www.aspocomp.com
The business said in its quarterly report that it had reached a 695% order growth rate year-on-year in the UK.
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Dublin, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Genetic Testing Market Forecasts for Applications and Technologies 2021-2025 - COVID-19 Pandemic Impact Updates with Executive and Consultant Guides" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report forecasts the market size out to 2025. The report includes detailed breakouts for 14 countries and 5 regions. Is genomic cancer testing bouncing back? What has happened to Direct to Consumer testing? Will all newborns receive Whole Genomic Sequencing at birth? The role of genetics in health and disease is just now being understood. This new knowledge, combined with lower pricing is driving the Genetic Testing industry to record growth. New drugs may only work for people with a certain genetic makeup, and this too is driving the Genetic Testing Industry. The traditional genetic testing market is growing in volume and growing in the breadth of tests creating new life, and new problems for the industry. Predictive Diagnostics? Pharmacogenomic Testing? Direct to Consumer? Find out about the technology in readily understood terms that explain the jargon. What are the issues? Find the opportunities and the pitfalls. Understand growth expectations and the ultimate market forecasts for the next five years. Key Topics Covered: Genetic Testing - Strategic Situation Analysis & Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic Guide for Executives, Marketing, Sales and Business Development StaffGuide for Management Consultants and Investment Advisors 1. Introduction and Market Definition1.1 Genetic Testing Definition in This Report1.2 The Genomics Revolution 1.3 Market Definition1.3.1 Revenue Market Size1.3.1 Newborn Screening 1.3.2 Non Invasise Pregnancy Testing1.3.3 Predictive1.3.4 Oncology1.3.5 Direct to Consumer1.3.6 Other Application1.3.7 PCR 1.3.4 NGS1.3.5 Cytogenetic1.3.6 Other Technology 1.4 U.S. Medical Market and laboratory Testing - Perspective1.4.1 U.S. Medicare Expenditures for Laboratory Testing 2. Market Overview2.1 Market Participants Play Different Roles2.1.1 Supplier/pharmaceutical 2.1.2 Independent lab specialized/esoteric 2.1.3 Independent lab national/regional2.1.4 Independent lab analytical2.1.5 Public National/regional lab2.1.6 Hospital lab2.1.7 Physician lab 2.1.8 DTC Lab2.1.9 Independent Genetic Testing Lab2.1.10 Audit Body2.2 Genetic Tests -Types, Examples and Discussion 2.2.1 Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis- An Emerging Market2.2.2 Prenatal Diagnosis - New Technologies Create Opportunity2.2.3 Newborn Screening 2.2.2 Diagnostic Testing 2.2.3 Carrier Testing2.2.6 Predictive and Presymptomatic Testing2.2.7 Pharmacogenomics2.2.8 Forensic Testing2.2.9 Parental Testing2.2.10 Ancestral Testing2.3 Industry Structure2.3.1 Hospital's Testing Share2.3.2 Economies of Scale18.104.22.168 Hospital vs. Central Lab 2.3.3 Physician Office Lab's 2.3.4 Physician's and POCT 2.4 Market Shares of Key Genetics Players - Analysis 3. Market Trends3.1 Factors Driving Growth3.1.1 Genetic Discoveries Creating New Diagnostic Markets3.1.2 Aging Population a Boon for Diagnostics3.1.3 Pharmacogenomics Drives Further Growth. 3.1.4 Oncology and Liquid Biopsy Enter New Era3.1.5 Fertility Practice Growth drives market 3.1.6 Direct to Consumer begins to break out 3.2 Factors Limiting Growth3.2.1 Increased Competition Lowers Price3.2.2 Lower Costs.3.2.3 Testing usage analysis curtailing growth3.2.4 Wellness has a downside3.3 Instrumentation and Automation3.3.1 Instruments Key to Market Share3.3.2 Bioinformatics Plays a Role. 3.4 Diagnostic Technology Development3.4.1 Next Generation Sequencing Fuels a Revolution. 3.4.2 Impact of NGS on pricing 3.4.3 POCT/Self Testing Disruptive Force3.4.4 Pharmacogenomics Blurs Diagnosis and Treatment3.4.5 CGES Testing, A Brave New World3.4.6 Biochips/Giant magneto resistance based assay 4. Genetic Testing Recent Developments Progenity Revenues Fall on COVID-19 EffectNatera Launches Tumor Genomic Profiling Assay23andMe To Go PublicGuardant Health to Offer Tumor Tissue SequencingAncestry Quits Health OfferingDTC Firm MyDNA Merges With Gene by GeneAetna Coverage for NIPT to Include All PregnanciesAgios Pharmaceuticals, PerkinElmer Partner on Hereditary Anemia Genetic TestingTumor, Germline Testing of Cancer Patients Can Give Discordant ResultsInvitae Completes Acquisition of ArcherDxPrenetics Receives $15M InvestmentSanford Health Invests $800K in TruGenomix as Part of PTSD Test AlliancePreconception Carrier Screening Trial Begins in AustraliaGenetic Testing Clinical Use Just BeginningFulgent Genetics Q1 Revenues Jump 44 PercentBlueprint Genetics, NICER Consortium Developing Genetic Test for Immunologic, Hematologic DisordersNatera Terminates Qiagen Agreement for Developing NGS-Based Genetic TestsInvitae Acquires Three Companies: YouScript, Genelex, DiploidPerkinElmer SCID Test Chosen for Newborn Screening Evaluation in EnglandGermline Cancer Risk Mutations Sometimes Reported in Tumor TestingBlueprint Genetics, Archimedlife to Launch Genetic Testing in North AmericaInvitae to Offer No-Charge Genetic Testing to Pancreatic Cancer PatientsPhosphorus Offers DNA Testing to Assess Disease RiskArivale Shuts Down Personalized Wellness BusinessArcherDX Acquires Baby GenesMDxHealth, LifeLabs Ink Distribution Agreement for Prostate Cancer AssayThermo Fisher Purchases 9 Percent Stake in Yourgene HealthInvitae Partners to Expand Free Epilepsy Genetic Testing ProgramIllumina, Chinese Firm Partner on NGS System for Genetic Disease DxNanoString Technologies Prices $103.5M Common Stock OfferingCanine Consumer Genomics Firm Embark Veterinary Raises $10MYourgene Health to Acquire ElucigeneHelix, AdventHealth Partner on Genetic Screening Study 5. Profiles of Key Companies 10. Genomics, Inc23andME IncAbbott DiagnosticsAccuraGen Inc.Adaptive BiotechnologiesAdmera Health, LLCAgena Bioscience, IncAgilentAkonni BiosystemsAncestry.com LLCAnchor DxArcherDx, IncARUP LaboratoriesAsuragenBaylor Miraca Genetics LaboratoriesBeckman Coulter, Inc.Becton, Dickinson and CompanyBGI Genomics Co. LtdBioarray GeneticsBiocept, IncBiodesix IncBioFluidicaBioGenexBiolidics LtdbioMerieux DiagnosticsBioneer CorporationBio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.Bio-TechneCancer GeneticsCaris Molecular DiagnosticsCellMax LifeCentogeneChronix BiomedicalCirculogeneClinical GenomicsColor GenomicsComplete Genomics, Inc. - A BGI CompanyCynvenioDante LabsDatar Cancer Genetics LimitedDiasorin S.p.AEpic SciencesEpigenomics AGEurofins ScientificExcellerate BioscienceExosome DiagnosticsFabric GenomicsFluidigm CorpFoundation MedicineFreenomeFUJIFILM Wako DiagnosticsFujirebioGE Global ResearchGE Healthcare Life SciencesGene by Gene, Ltd.GenedriveGeneFirst Ltd.Genetron Health (Beijing) Co., Ltd.GenewizGenomic HealthGenomics EnglandGenomics Personalized Health (GPH)GenomOncologyGenzyme CorporationGrail, IncGrifolsGuardant HealthGuardiomeHeiScreenHelixHelomicsHologicHorizon DiscoveryHTG Molecular DiagnosticsHuman Longevity, Inc.iCellateIlluminaIncell DxInivataIntegrated DiagnosticsInvitae CorporationInvivoscribeKariusMacrogenMDNA Life SCIENCES, IncMDx HealthMedgenomeMeridian BioscienceMesa BiotechMIODxmiR ScientificMNG LabsMolecular MDNantHealth, Inc.NateraNebula GenomicsNeoGenomicsNew OncologyNovogene Bioinformatics Technology Co., Ltd.Omega BioservicesOncoDNAORIG3N, Inc.Origene TechnologiesOxford Nanopore TechnologiesPacific BiosciencesPanagenePerkin ElmerPersonal Genome DiagnosticsPersonalisPrecipioPrecisionMedPromegaProtagen DiagnosticsQiagen GmbhQuantumdxRegeneronRoche Molecular DiagnosticsRoswell BiotechnologiesSeegeneSequencing.comSiemens Healthineerssimfo GmbHSinglera Genomics IncSkylineDxStratos GenomicsSure Genomics, Inc.SysmexSysmex InosticsTempus Labs, IncThermo Fisher Scientific IncVeritas GeneticsVolition 6. Global Market Size6.1 Global Market by Country 6.2 Global Market by Application6.3 Global Market by Technology 7. Market Sizes by Application7.1 Newborn Testing Market 7.2 NIPT Market 7.3 Predictive Testing Market7.4 Oncology Testing Market7.5 DTC Testing Market7.6 Other Testing Market 8. Global Genetic Testing Market by Technology8.1 PCR Testing Market8.2 NGS Market 8.3 Cytogenetic Testing Market 8.4 Other Testing Market 9. The Future of Genetic Testing For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/bqrmda CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager email@example.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
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FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORERule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) 1. KEY INFORMATION (a) Full name of discloser:Man Group PLC(b) Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a): The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named. (c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates: Use a separate form for each offeror/offereeBally's Corporation(d) If an exempt fund manager connected with an offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of offeror/offeree: (e) Date position held/dealing undertaken: For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure12/04/2021(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer? 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Dublin, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Calibration Services Markets. Strategies and Trends with Forecasts by Type of Calibration, by Industry and by Country. Includes Custom Analysis and World Metropolitan Area Market Sizes. 2021 to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This 2021 edition of the industry-standard report provides valuable information and insight. A growing market. Key growth drivers. An industry protected from economic cycles. An industry-driven forward by increasing global regulations and security. The future of the calibration services industry is explored with detailed market forecasts and strategic analysis. Worldwide Metropolitan Market sizes are included with every report. The report doesn't just look at market size. It examines key operational principles and industry best practices provided by industry veterans. Look at acquisition and divestiture opportunities. Revise pricing and service terms. Develop new service packaging and offerings. Consider integrated marketing programs. This latest version of the report includes Major Metropolitan Market Size Table 2020. All the important facts are here. Industry growth rates. Geographic, instrumentation and industry breakdowns of market size. Explore the potential of the industry and gain an appreciation of the big picture for a relatively new industry that is expanding onto a global stage. "I recommend it as a planning tool for any organization that provides calibration services." - Dr. Malcolm Smith, Board Member NACLA, Committee Chair NCSLIKey Topics Covered: Calibration Services Market - Strategic Situation Analysis & COVID Impact Guide for Executives, Marketing, Sales and Business Development StaffGuide for Management Consultants and Investment Advisors 1. Introduction and Market Definition 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Market Definition 2. Market Overview 2.1 Manufacturer Practices 2.1.1 Difference Between Manufacturer and other Vendors 2.1.2 Difference Between Electronic and Mechanical Segments 2.3 Accreditation 2.3.1 Accreditation Recognition2.3.2 Two Tiered Accreditation Standard 2.4 Segments and Capability 2.4.1 An Overview of Segmentation Practice 2.4.2 Segmentation by Company Size2.4.3 On-site Service as a Segment 2.5 Industry Structure and Participants2.5.1 The International System of Measurement - A Primer 2.5.2 Current Industry Participants 2.5.3 Industry Structure 2.6 Geographic Influences 2.6.1 Geographic Preference 2.6.2 Implications for Laboratory Management 2.6.3 Growing Demand for On Site Service 3. Market Trends3.1 Factors Driving Growth 3.1.1 Impact of Climate Change 3.2 Factors Inhibiting Growth 3.2.1 Recalibrate Versus Replace 3.3 The Changing Role of the Manufacturer3.3.1 The Position of Trust 3.3.2 Customers Have an Equipment Management Need 3.3.3 Effect on Repair Demand3.3.4 Manufacturer's Rethink Service and Support 3.4 Services Packaging 3.4.1 Services Packaging Today and Tomorrow 3.4.2 Reduced Services Play a Role 3.4.3 Basic Calibration Changes3.4.4 The Role of On Line Value Added Services 3.4.5 Change in Demand for Accreditation 3.4.6 Pricing for On Site to Change 3.4.7 Contract Agreements to Change 3.5 Technology Development3.5.1 Three Important Technology Developments 3.5.2 Calibration Services Look to Installed Base 3.5.3 Calibration Intervals Change 3.5.4 Impact of Self Calibration 4. Pricing and Business Development 4.1 Calibration Service Pricing and Plans 4.1.1 Variable Factors in a Calibration Service 4.1.2 Fee Based Pricing 4.1.3 Approaches to Pricing 4.1.4 Pricing and Geography4.1.5 Surcharges 4.1.6 Limited Calibration 4.1.7 Volume Discounts 4.1.8 Mobile Pricing 4.1.9 Service Plans4.1.10 Asset Management 4.1.11 Customer Commitment 4.1.12 Personnel Rental 4.2 Promotion4.2.1 Sales Promotion Practice 4.2.2 A Calibration Services Marketing System 4.2.3 Services Marketing Program Tools 4.2.4 Company Website and Marketing Strategy4.3 Customer Service4.3.1 Customer Service Measurement 4.3.2 Teamwork in Customer Service 4.3.3 The Role of Leadership4.4 Merger and Acquisition 4.4.1 Economies of Scale 4.4.2 Caveats and Factors Unfavourable to Merger Activity 4.5 Competition 5. Industry Segmentation Analysis 5.1 Aerospace/Defense 5.2 Agriculture and Food Production 5.3 Automotive 5.4 Biomedical/Pharmaceutical5.5 Communication 5.6 General Manufacturing 5.7 High Technology 5.8 Material Production 5.9 Other 6. Recent Market Activity Autel US Expands ADAS Calibration CoverageNew Chairman of the Board at Transcat, IncTranscat, Inc. Acquires Calibration Software CompanyVision Engineering's Cal Lab Attains ISO 17025:2017NMI Metrology is Expanding Calibration Services across NigeriaMitutoyo America Corporation Introduces New ProcessorPackage with Profile ProjectorTranscat Acquires TTE Laboratories, IncMichigan State Police launch investigation of breathalyzer calibrationEndress+Hauser builds new Calibration LaboratoryTranscat acquires Infinite Integral Solutions Inc.Keysight opens new calibration facilityTranscat Acquires Gauge Repair ServiceTrescal Announces 3 AquisitionsNewbow Aerospace Expands Calibration LaboratoryInstron's Calibration Laboratory goes globalTrescal Acquires QTI and QTI ValidacionesTrescal Announces 2 AcquisitionsCross Company Acquires J. A. KingTrescal Acquires Diamond Technical and ActeamBoonton Electronics and Noisecom Receive ISO 17025:AccreditationTranscat Acquires Angel's Instrumentation Inc.Trescal and Stahlwille UK sign partnership agreementLaboratory Testing Inc. Acquires TAC Technical InstrumentTrescal Acquires MetriccontrolKeysight Technologies Acquires Thales Calibration ServicesTranscat Acquires NBS Calibrations 7. Key Players ABBAmetekBeamexBruel & KjaerConsumers Energye2b calibrationEmersonEndress & HauserESSCO Calibration LaboratoryFlukeGE KayeInnocal (Cole Parmer)InstronJ. A. KingKeysight TechnologiesLockheed MartinMettler-Toledo/TroemnerMicro Precision CalibrationOptical Test and CalibrationRhode & SchwarzSGSSiemensSimcoTechnical Maintenance Inc.TektronixTeseqTradinco InstrumentsTranscatTrescal 8. The Global Market for Calibration Services 8.1 Market Overview by Country 8.2 Global Market Overview by Type 8.3 Global Market Overview by Industry 9. Global Calibration Markets - By Type of Calibration9.1 Electrical Calibration 9.2 Dimensional Calibration 9.3 Mechanical Calibration 9.4 Thermal Calibration 9.5 Other Calibration 10. Global Calibration Markets - By Industry10.1 Calibration Market Aerospace & Defence 10.2 Calibration Market Agro & Biomedical 10.3 Calibration Market Electronic & Communications 10.4 Calibration Market Industry & Manufacturing 10.5 Calibration Market Other Industry 11. Market Sizes and Forecasts World Metropolitan Areas 11.1 World Metropolitan Areas Datatable. 2019 Market Size Forecasts For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/8k2ukw CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager firstname.lastname@example.org For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
(Bloomberg) -- China ordered 34 internet corporations Tuesday to rectify their anti-competitive practices within the next month, signaling that Beijing’s scrutiny of its most powerful firms hasn’t ended with the conclusion of a probe into Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.Shares in Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Meituan extended losses after the State Administration for Market Regulation issued a stern statement emphasizing it will continue to eradicate abuses of information and market dominance among other violations. Also summoned to an ad-hoc meeting with the watchdog on Tuesday were industry leaders including TikTok owner ByteDance Ltd., search giant Baidu Inc. and JD.com Inc.Regulators warned internet companies to “heed Alibaba’s example,” reaffirming their intent to abolish forced exclusivity among other practices. The meeting -- organized jointly with the cyberspace and tax regulators -- came days after Beijing wrapped up a four-month probe into Alibaba by slapping a record $2.8 billion fine on the e-commerce giant for abuse of market dominance.The penalty was less severe than many feared and lifted a cloud of uncertainty hanging over founder Jack Ma’s internet empire. It also came after the Chinese central bank ordered an overhaul of his Ant Group Co. fintech titan.Alibaba’s shares have gained 7% since the start of the week, but its fellow Chinese internet giants have gyrated while investors digest the rapid-fire announcements and concerns grow that Beijing’s scrutiny will extend beyond Alibaba. On Tuesday, Tencent gave up early gains to finish down slightly while Meituan, video service Kuaishou Technology and JD all slid more than 3% in Hong Kong.“The base line of policies cannot the crossed, the red line of laws cannot be touched,” the market watchdog said in the statement on Tuesday.The investigation into Alibaba was one of the opening salvos in a campaign seemingly designed to curb the power of China’s internet leaders, which kicked off after Ma infamously rebuked “pawn shop” lenders, regulators who don’t get the internet, and the “old men” of the global banking community. Those comments set in motion an unprecedented regulatory offensive, including scuttling Ant’s $35 billion initial public offering.The 34 firms summoned Tuesday must now undergo complete rectification after conducting internal checks and inspections over the next month, and make a pledge to society to obey rules and laws, the antitrust watchdog said in its statement. Regulators will organize follow-up inspections and companies that continue to engage in abuses like forced exclusivity -- a practice that “flagrantly trampled and destroyed” market order -- will be dealt with severely.The regulator also highlighted abuses like acquisitions that squeeze out smaller rivals and burning through cash to grab market share in community group buying, currently the hottest e-commerce arena in China. Firms also need to address issues like counterfeiting, data leaks and tax evasion, according to the statement.“This is positive because the SAMR is giving the platforms one month to review their practices, rather than dish out fines and penalties without warning,” Bloomberg Intelligence senior analyst Vey-Sern Ling said. “They are using Alibaba as an example to deter misbehavior from the rest of the industry players. If these companies toe the line, industry competition can become healthier. ”(Updates with share action from the fifth paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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