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Xiaomi executive Barra, who drove smartphone maker’s global push, steps down

BEIJING:¬†Hugo Barra, the most prominent global executive at China's Xiaomi Inc, has left the smartphone maker citing health concerns and a new job, dealing a fresh setback to a firm that is struggling to recover ground ceded to rivals. In a post on Facebook on Monday, Barra, Xiaomi's vice president in charge of global operations and the face of its international expansion, said he was leaving the company after three-and-a-half years for a new project based in Silicon Valley. Xiaomi was briefly the world's most valuable…