Tencent has lost its place among the world’s 10 largest companies by market value, leaving no Chinese company in the list as Bejing’s regulatory crackdown continues to wreak havoc on the stock market.
Hong Kong-listed shares of the gaming and social media company fell 0.5% Thursday, valuing it at $556 billion. That’s just below U.S. chipmaker Nvidia Corp., data compiled by Bloomberg shows.
|1||Apple Inc.||$2.46 trillion|
|2||Microsoft Corp.||$2.29 trillion|
|3||Alphabet Inc.||$1.93 trillion|
|4||Saudi Arabian Oil Co.||$1.87 trillion|
|5||Amazon.com Inc.||$1.76 trillion|
|6||Facebook Inc.||$1.05 trillion|
|7||Tesla Inc.||$757 billion|
|8||Berkshire Hathaway Inc.||$630 billion|
|9||Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.||$561 billion|
|10||Nvidia Corp.||$559 billion|
|11||Tencent Holdings Ltd.||$556 billion|
This is the first time that a Chinese company isn’t among the world’s ten largest since 2017, the data show. Tencent’s unseating follows that of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. earlier this year, as China’s tech behemoths face tougher rules on everything from monopolistic practices to data security and kids’ gaming hours.
Tencent has lost about $388 billion in market value since its shares reached a record high in January. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index is the world’s worst performing major stock benchmark this month amid the clampdown, with Alibaba and Tencent the biggest drags.
There are no signs that the pain will end soon as the regulatory campaign continues to spread and deepen nearly every day. A gauge of Hong Kong-listed tech stocks extended declines to a fourth session Thursday.
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