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The world's largest online gaming company, Tencent Holdings (700:HK
), is cash-rich following a blockbuster year. Virtual weapons sales in games such as CrossFire helped generate $2.62 billion in cash or equivalents, according to the company's third-quarter filing. That's led to speculation about possible takeovers beyond China's borders, according to analysts cited in a recent article
. For the more serious-minded, the 12-year-old company also provides instant messaging, online advertising, e-commerce, telecommunications, and operates the popular QQ.com portal.