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China blocks Microsoft's Bing search engine: report

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By Mike Murphy

The Chinese government has ordered Microsoft Corp.'s /quotes/zigman/20493/composite MSFT +1.31% Bing search engine to be blocked, the Financial Times reported Wednesday night. Bing was the last major non-Chinese search engine available in China, after Google was blocked in 2010; homegrown Baidu /quotes/zigman/97715/composite BIDU +0.41% is the dominant Chinese search engine. The Financial Times reported that two unnamed sources confirmed the government had ordered the site blocked. Microsoft confirmed the news in a statement: "We've confirmed that Bing is currently inaccessible in China and are engaged to determine [our] next steps." China heavily sensors the internet for its users, and sites such as Facebook /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite FB -0.28% and Twitter /quotes/zigman/23556538/composite TWTR -0.23% are banned. The move comes amid ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China, including the detention of a top Huawei executive in Canada at the request of the U.S. government.

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Volume: 26.36M
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P/E Ratio
28.62
Dividend Yield
1.49%
Market Cap
$934.25 billion
Rev. per Employee
$902,473
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$ 178.28
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Volume: 10.50M
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P/E Ratio
23.54
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$513.54 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.57M
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$ 34.40
-0.08 -0.23%
Volume: 9.49M
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P/E Ratio
22.05
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$26.48 billion
Rev. per Employee
$776,112
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