DIRCO used WeChat to track locals in China during coronavirus outbreak - minister

2020-03-05 17:08

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor has said the department used WeChat to keep track of South Africans in China, as South Africans are not obliged to register their presence with the South African Embassy when travelling.

Tencent profit misses lowest estimate as Chinese economy sputters

2019-11-13 14:33

Tencent Holdings posted quarterly earnings that missed the lowest analyst’s estimate after a weakening economy hurt advertising revenue.

Nissan joins CCTV, Tencent in backlash to NBA pro-Hong Kong tweet

2019-10-09 22:06

The National Basketball Association lost almost all of its major Chinese sponsors as the Chinese government flexes its economic muscle after a tweet backing Hong Kong's protesters triggered a backlash.

Call of Duty mobile starts with a bang

2019-10-03 21:30

Tencent’s Call of Duty Mobile has attracted 20 million gamers within the first two days of its worldwide debut, a big boost for the company’s ambition of adapting top-tier titles with global name recognition for smartphones.

Watchdog probes Tencent’s grip on China’s giant music industry

2019-08-27 20:55

Tencent Music Entertainment is under investigation by China’s antitrust authority in a review that could end exclusive licencing deals it forged with the world’s biggest record labels, people familiar with the matter said.

Naspers finds ways to convince South Africans of foreign move

2019-05-29 13:42

Naspers may be moving most of its internet businesses to a new listing in Amsterdam, but the Cape Town-based technology investor is at pains to show it’s not abandoning South Africa.

Tencent's $66 billion wipeout bodes ill for Hong Kong stocks

2019-05-21 14:28

A quickening tumble in Tencent is likely to aggravate this month’s slump in Hong Kong equities as the trade war intensifies in the tech sector.

Alibaba, Tencent to show how China is handling the trade war

2019-05-14 21:37

Their enormous sprawl will likely help investors take the temperature of everything from the United States-China trade war and consumer spending to global technology investment.

Naspers is bringing SoftBank-style mega-tech to Europe

2019-03-26 05:45

Naspers' Dutch listing is a positive move for the tech sector, says Alex Webb.

WATCH: Tencent profit tumbles after Chinese gaming review

2019-03-22 20:33

Tencent profits have taken a tumble after Chinese regulators conducted a review of the lucrative online gaming sector.


Tencent, Alibaba apps find fans in virus-affected schools

2020-02-12 13:07

In coronavirus-hit China, demand for virtual office tools from Alibaba and Tencent is surging as the world’s largest work-from-home experiment gets into full swing.

SA Tourism signs two-year deal with Tencent to lure Chinese visitors

2019-10-22 19:31

South African Tourism has signed a two-year agreement with Chinese Internet company Tencent to help attract visitors to the country

The startup that snagged R8.8bn from investors including Tencent

2019-10-06 11:00

Udaan, an Indian e-commerce marketplace for businesses, has raised R8.8bn from investors including Tencent, Altimeter Capital, GGV Capital and Citi Ventures.

EXPLAINER: Naspers is listing Europe's biggest consumer internet firm

2019-09-11 05:00

Brand-new company Prosus, which now owns all of Naspers’ international internet assets, will make its debut on the Euronext bourse in Amsterdam.

Tencent set to take stake in Universal Music

2019-08-06 20:25

Chinese internet giant Tencent is in early talks to take a stake in the Universal Music Group, a behemoth in the global music industry, UMG's French owner has said.

Tencent's China Literature sinks amid nation's content crackdown

2019-05-27 12:50

One of Tencent's most valuable investments is sinking as China expands its crackdown on online content.

Tencent revenue growth hits its slowest pace since IPO

2019-05-16 15:59

Tencent has reported the slowest pace of sales growth since it went public in 2004, as China’s largest company struggles to revive a battered gaming division while battling the country’s decelerating economy.

Tencent unveils latest entry in Battle Royale death-match genre

2019-05-08 10:15

Tencent has unveiled its latest entry in the Battle Royale death-match genre, allowing China's largest social media company to begin cashing in on a red-hot gaming arena.

Naspers CEO bets Dutch listing will fix Tencent stake discount

2019-03-25 18:26

Naspers Chief Executive Officer Bob van Dijk has been working for years to solve a problem rivals might envy – getting investors to value his South African firm nearer to its $133bn stake in Tencent.

Tencent is said to target 10% of managers for job cuts, demotion

2019-03-19 07:21

Tencent is putting about 10% of its managers on notice, as China’s largest gaming and social media company shakes up its workforce amid cooling growth and intensified competition, according to people familiar with the matter.

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