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Lock, stock and peril

5 December 2017 By Alec Macfarlane

The $4.1 bln micro-lender backed by Alibaba’s Ant Financial intends to buy back a big slug of the stock it just debuted in October. The plan follows China’s crackdown on the industry. With the full implications unclear and a share-lockup expiry looming, Qudian’s move is risky.

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