The future of the largest IPO in history is in doubt as a spat between the billionaire owner and authorities has flared up. This comes two days before the public offering went live. There are many issues at play not least political and cultural. There is a power-play between the businessman and government and they are demonstrating who is in charge. That is a difficult pill to swallow for a businessman of such stature used to getting his own way. He already owns one of the largest companies in the world which he built from scratch. That company is an affiliate with the new one he hopes to bring to the stock market which makes them both to be bigger than some of the largest banks in the world. It remains to be seen how long this issue will play out.