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Ant Group to raise $17.2 bln in Shanghai in China's biggest IPO

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Adds details, Shanghai float size

HONG KONG, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Ant Group Co Ltd 688688.SS on Monday set the price tag for the Shanghai leg of its record-breaking dual-listing at 68.8 yuan ($10.27) per share, the Chinese fintech company said in a stock exchange filing.

Ant is set to raise 114.9 billion yuan ($17.15 billion) from the Shanghai part of its dual-listing, which is set to be the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in China, eclipsing Agricultural Bank of China's 601288.SS $10.1 billion float in 2010, Refinitiv data showed.

Ant, backed by e-commerce group Alibaba BABA.N, also set the price for the Hong Kong tranche at HK$80 ($10.32) per share on Monday, according to its prospectus filed with the city's stock exchange.

The dual Shanghai/Hong Kong listing, estimated to reach $34 billion, would beat the previous largest IPO, Saudi Aramco's 2222.SE $29.4 billion float last December.

Ant aims to split the share sale evenly between Hong Kong and Shanghai, selling 1.67 billion shares on each exchange, which represents a combined 11% of its enlarged share capital.

($1 = 6.7005 Chinese yuan renminbi)

(Reporting by Julie Zhu and Scott Murdoch; Editing by Kirsten Donovan and Jane Merriman)

((julie.zhu1@thomsonreuters.com; +852 2843 6519; Reuters Messaging: julie.zhu1.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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