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EXCLUSIVE-Alibaba planning launch of $15 bln HK listing for last week of November - sources

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd plans to launch a Hong Kong share offering to raise $10 billion to $15 billion in the final week of November, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

By Scott Murdoch

Nov 8 (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd BABA.N plans to launch a Hong Kong share offering to raise $10 billion to $15 billion in the final week of November, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

The U.S.-listed Chinese e-commerce giant is due to seek approval from Hong Kong's listing committee on Thursday, the people said, for a deal that Dealogic data showed will be the world's biggest-ever cross-border secondary listing.

The people declined to be identified due to the sensitivity of the matter. Alibaba did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Scott Murdoch; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

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