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SoftBank's plan to sell Arm to NVIDIA is hitting antitrust wall around the world

Experts also point to national security hurdles for the $40bn deal

SoftBank Group, whose CEO is Masayoshi Son, is seeking to sell British chip design company Arm. (Photo by Kei Higuchi)

TOKYO -- SoftBank Group's attempt to sell U.K. chip designer Arm to U.S. chipmaker Nvidia is hitting regulatory roadblocks in major markets, as the blockbuster deal has raised antitrust and national security concerns among policymakers.

SoftBank announced in September plans to sell Arm to Nvidia in a cash and stock deal worth up to $40 billion, generating buzz in the tech world.

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