Chinese classifieds giant 58.com (NYSE: WUBA) has launched a new loan platform for 58.com users called HaoJie. The site is currently available in desktop and app versions and allows users between the ages of 18 and 55 to apply for a personal loan of up to 30,000 RMB ($4.32 million U.S.).
Scout24 Switzerland AG, operator of leading autos and real estate verticals in Switzerland, shook up its top ranks today with the exits of Christoph Aebi and Patrick Hagi, as CEO Gilles Despas assembles his new executive leadership team. The shakeup comes as the company sharpens its strategic orientation and sets ambitious business and growth targets.
Vienna-based career-orientation and recruitment platform Whatchado has announced its co-founder Ali Mahlodji will step down from the company management, effective early 2019. The startup also plans to increase the number of job advertisements on the site from 2019.
REA Group, the operator of the No. 1 property site in Australia and a number of leading property sites around Southeast Asia, announced today that its chief executive Tracey Fellows will leave the group for a global role at parent company News Corp.
China-based international property website Juwai.com has announced that former Mirvac Group CEO Greg Paramor will join its board of directors as a non-executive director from December.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings’ (NYSE: BABA) newly formed on-demand online services unit has rocketed in value to as much as $30 billion U.S. after raising $4 billion U.S. in fresh funds.
Robert Walters' Switzerland subsidiary, Robert Walters Switzerland AG, has opened an office in Geneva following demand for mid to senior professional candidates in the area. The company plans to evolve its offering in Switzerland to be more local and specialised to companies and candidates.
In South Africa, CarZar co-founder and former managing director Fernando Pinheiro has quietly left the company. He's been serving as the interim COO of Brazil-based fintech start-up FinPass since July.
Christoph Zimmer, former head of communications and public affairs at Swiss media group Tamedia has been named new head of digital product at Tamedia, according to a report in Persoenlich.
Naspers-owned OLX Pakistan has got a new look along with a migration from its decade-old technology to help its team meet "aggressive" revenue targets ahead, people familiar with the matter told the AIM Group.