ARTICLES RELATING TO TENCENT

Tencent blocks WeChat accounts for 'distorting history'

2015-01-20 13:24

Tencent Holdings, China's biggest social networking firm, has shut down 133 accounts on its hugely popular mobile messaging app for "distorting history".

JD.com, Tencent to invest $1.55bn in Bitauto

2015-01-09 18:11

Chinese auto information website operator Bitauto Holdings said JD.com and Tencent Holdings would invest about $1.3bn in the company.

Tencent readies launch of China’s first private bank

2014-12-29 10:41

'Webank' is expected to focus on loans to individuals as well as small and medium-sized enterprises in China, according to the country’s regulators.

Tencent drives profit increase at Naspers

2014-11-25 12:09

Naspers has reported a 22% increase in first-half earnings, helped by a strong contribution from Hong Kong-based internet business Tencent.

Censorship forces Tencent to block WeChat accounts

2014-08-29 13:00

Tencent Holdings has suspended more than 300 accounts on its WeChat mobile messaging app and banned around 40 others.

Tsunami-driven app eyes $8.9bn listing

2014-07-15 13:01

A smartphone messaging app set up in the aftermath of Japan's 2011 quake-tsunami disaster has applied to list on the Tokyo stock exchange.

Hong Kong shares fall with Tencent a big drag

2014-07-09 12:30

Hong Kong shares have fallen after US stocks skidded, with internet giant Tencent the biggest drag, while Chinese markets were knocked as banks fell.

Mobile gaming boosts Tencent, Naspers

2014-05-14 12:59

Chinese internet company Tencent Holdings, of which Naspers owns over a third, has announced a strong increase in its first-quarter net income.

Tencent, casinos propel Hong Kong shares

2014-04-09 14:51

Hong Kong shares have ended at its highest level in 11 weeks, as a rebound in casino shares and index-heavyweight Tencent pushed the index to its best close.

Naspers plunges after Tencent hammering

2014-03-14 12:03

Naspers, which owns over a third of China's internet giant Tencent, has taken a beating on the JSE after a sell-off in Tencent shares.

 

Tencent apologises for 'civil rights' blunder

2015-01-19 15:54

The Chinese internet heavyweight has apologised for rewarding WeChat app users who sent a message with the English phrase 'civil rights' with a screen full of US flags.

China's Tencent launches private online bank

2015-01-05 12:53

Chinese Internet giant Tencent, operator of the messaging app WeChat, has launched an online bank, according to a state-backed newspaper.

China's Baidu to invest in taxi app Uber - report

2014-12-12 19:10

Chinese search engine Baidu, the country's equivalent of Google, will make a strategic investment of up to $600 million in the popular but controversial US taxi app Uber.

WeChat boosts revenue for Apple in China

2014-09-08 11:35

Millions of people have made China Apple's third-largest market for software sales, and a huge chunk of that comes through WeChat.

China approves three private banks

2014-07-25 13:16

China has approved the setting up of three private banks, including one by internet giant Tencent, in a long-awaited economic reform.

Tencent gains ground as Alibaba nears IPO

2014-07-14 07:58

China's biggest social media company Tencent Holdings is leading the revolt against Alibaba's online retail dominance, as Alibaba gears up for its $140bn IPO.

Naspers revenue up 26%

2014-06-23 09:55

Media group Naspers has reported consolidated revenue growth of 26%, fuelled by R7.7bn development spend on e-commerce and digital terrestrial television.

Weibo sells fewer shares - report

2014-04-17 10:11

Sina Weibo has sold fewer shares than expected in its US initial public offering, which has been priced below expectations, according to a report.

Tencent shares claw back losses

2014-04-01 10:34

Hong Kong shares have finished up 1.3% and Tencent Holdings gained 3.9%, regaining some of the 7.8% it lost last week when investors sold off tech shares globally.

WeChat app takes China by storm

2014-03-12 09:07

Homegrown instant messaging platform WeChat, developed by Chinese Internet giant Tencent, has made huge inroads in China in just three years.

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