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A trader works during the IPO for Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Global Inc on the New York Stock Exchange floor in New York City on June 30.

BRENDAN MCDERMID/Reuters

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Global Inc said on Thursday that a “rumour” that it could go private was not true.

The company issued its statement shortly after a report in the Wall Street Journal said that Didi was considering going private to placate Chinese authorities and compensate investor losses following its recent initial public offering (IPO).

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