Baidu may need partner to obtain banking license, China Daily says The CEO of Chinese online search giant Baidu said it could look to partner with another company in order to obtain a private banking license, according to China Daily. Baidu might not get a license if it applies on its own, the newspaper quoted the CEO as saying. Reference Link
Baidu calls active amid renewed takeover speculation Baidu February weekly 210 and 212 calls are active on total call volume of 7K (1K puts) amid renewed takeover speculation. February weekly call option implied volatility is at 29, March is at 26, April is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 33 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for large near term price movement.