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London/Hong Kong — Tencent Holdings, the creator of the messaging platform WeChat, is in talks with banks for a $6bn loan, according to people familiar with the matter.

That would be the biggest dollar loan syndicated in Asia for a Chinese firm since 2019, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. It would also mark a flurry of potential debt financing by tech giants after people familiar with the matter said earlier this month that rival Alibaba Group Holding is looking to sell up to $8bn of bonds...

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