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ByteDance announces IPO for TikTok Global

By Abiodun Ogundairo
21 September 2020   |   12:58 pm
TikTok Global, the firm that is to control US operations of the video app TikTok, will launch an initial public offering, China's ByteDance has announced. It said the move is intended to increase transparency.

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