Shares of Alibaba and Tencent fell sharply on Wednesday, hit by concerns over new antitrust legislation by the Chinese government. Beijing has published a first draft of anti-monopolistic rules aimed at the country’s tech giants. While they are not accused of any wrongdoing, investors fear that new rules could impact their growth in the future. Alibaba shares were down more than 8-percent before slightly recovering….That on the same day it announced record turnover from its Singles Day sales-promotion.
Beijing’s actions come on the heels of growing regulatory action against tech: the US Justice Department suing Google for antitrust violations last month, the European Commission filing antitrust charges against Amazon on Monday.