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Budweiser up 4.4% after completing Hong Kong's biggest IPO this year

After raising $5bn, brewer outperformed Hang Seng's 0.5% rise on debut

The regional arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev Group, the world's largest brewer, brought in $5 billion in IPO proceeds.   © Reuters

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Budweiser Brewing Company APAC kicked off its stock trading in Hong Kong on a positive note on Monday after the regional unit of the world's biggest brewer raised HK$39.20 billion ($5 billion) in gross proceeds from its second attempt at an initial public offering in the city.

Its shares opened at HK$27.40, compared with their IPO price of HK$27, and rose as high as HK$28.90 before closing the day at HK$28.20. About 262 million shares changed hands on Monday, easily making the stock the most actively traded in Hong Kong. The city's benchmark Hang Seng Index advanced 0.5%.

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