FINANCIAL SERVICES | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Xiaomi debuts in Hong Kong for world's biggest IPO since 2014

Its flotation may be the biggest since Alibaba’s $25b listing.

Bloomberg reports that Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp., has officially filed for an IPO in Hong Kong for what could be the world’s biggest public listing since Alibaba's $25b public debut in 2014.

Xiaomi is the first major firm to take advantage of sweeping reforms introduced by the bourse operator allowing companies with dual class shares or weighted-voting rights to list.

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The company also reported its financials for the first time, posting a net loss of 43.9b yuan in 2017. However, revenue soared 67.5% to 114.5b yuan in 2017.

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The listing is set to buoy Hong Kong’s status in the global IPO rankings, with the aim of narrowing the gap between the dominant Nasdaq and NYSE.

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