Investment News - In Brief

Investment

- Investments in Tencent Holdings Ltd. (700), China’s biggest Internet company, and Mail.ru (MAIL), the largest Russian-language Internet firm and a 1.5 percent owner of Facebook Inc. (FB), account for almost 90 percent of Naspers’ $23 billion market value. That calculation puts a price tag of about $2.7 billion on Naspers’ media operations -satellite and cable TV across Africa, broadcast rights to English Premier League soccer, South Africa’s biggest newspaper, and dozens of other businesses in 133 countries from Argentina to Zambia. 

- Intelsat 20, a new communications satellite that will serve the future needs of MultiChoice, which owns pay-TV service DStv, blasted successfully into space overnight aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from Kourou in French Guiana over the summer 2012.