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Smartphone maker Xiaomi preps $10 billion IPO

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Xiaomi, a Chinese maker of smartphones and other personal electronics, has filed to go public in Hong Kong with expectations that it will seek to raise at least $10 billion.

Why it's a big deal: This would be the world's largest IPO since Alibaba went public in September 2014. It's also a massive win for Hong Kong, which recently relaxed rules to permit dual-class share listings.