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A lack of census among City of Windhoek Councilors has stalled plans by the municipality to move ahead with the implementation of its much-touted fibre project.

Paratus Namibia and Ongos Join have signed a pact to connect over 11,000 new residents in Ongos Valley with fibre.

Facebook is now Meta

October 29, 2021

Facebook is re-christening itself Meta Platforms, decoupling its corporate identity from the eponymous social network mired in toxic content, and highlighting a shift to an emerging computing platform focused on virtual reality.

A blowout first quarter has brought Microsoft  back into contention in the race for the world’s most-valuable listed company.

Few people could have predicted the downward spiral for Alibaba Group Holding, when founder Jack Ma delivered a blunt criticism of China’s financial system last October. 

Yet one year on, the technology titan has lost a whopping $344 billion in market capitalisation - the biggest wipe-out of shareholder value globally, according to data compiled.

Shortly after the now infamous speech, Beijing suspended the listing of its fintech arm Ant Group and has since followed up with a widespread crackdown on the country’s most vibrant sectors — causing Chinese stocks to tank.

Alibaba shares sank from an all-time high that month to a record low three weeks ago in Hong Kong, as Beijing stepped up its scrutiny of the company’s practices and urged a restructure of its fintech business. Despite a 30% recovery from 5 October, the stock is still 43% lower than its October 2020 peak. -fin24

 

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