Kakao Bank defies regulatory hurdles for $2bn IPO
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Kakao Bank defies regulatory hurdles for $2bn IPO


Kakao Bank has defended its valuation following a W2.55tr ($2.2bn) IPO after being questioned by South Korea’s regulators about its high pricing. The internet-only bank is only the latest in the country to be targeted by authorities cracking down on lofty valuations of new listings. Jonathan Breen reports.

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