Naspers Said to Plan Showmax Expansion to Take on Netflix

Naspers Ltd., Africa’s biggest company by market value, is planning to expand its video-streaming competitor to Netflix Inc. into three new continents next year while Samsung Electronics Co. has agreed to include the service on its smart TVs, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Buyout Firm General Atlantic Seeks Mideast Deals Amid Oil Slump

General Atlantic LLC, a New York private equity firm that’s invested in Facebook Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc., plans further acquisitions in the Middle East after completing its first deal and may open an office in the region, Chief Executive Officer Bill Ford said.


Good Fortunes: Roshni Nadar

Roshni Nadar's life could easily have been dominated by business. Despite being CEO of her billionaire father's HCL Corporation, Nadar also run's the company's philanthropic arm, promoting the education of disadvantaged girls in Uttar Pradesh.

Happy Birthday Shanghai Stock Exchange!

Bloomberg’s Mark Barton charts how global stocks inch higher for a second session on a day U.S. financial markets are closed for Thanksgiving and looks at the eventful year for the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Barton looks at the Shanghai Composite Index, the Australian dollar and Crude Oil.

Is Doing Business With Russia Ever Easy?

Russia began trade retaliation against Turkey for downing one of its warplanes over Syria as President Vladimir Putin prepared to hold talks with French leader Francois Hollande on combating Islamic State militants. Agricultural products from Turkey will be subjected to additional border checks and laboratory controls, which follows a call by Russia’s Federal Tourism Agency late Tuesday for tour operators to halt sales of trips to Turkey, citing the risk of terrorism in a country visited by millions of Russian tourists every year. Russia also announced a ban on poultry imports from Turkey’s CP Standart Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret ASA supplier starting Dec. 1, Interfax reported Wednesday.

The World Is Not Levered to the New China: UBS

Bhanu Baweja, global head of emerging market cross asset strategy at UBS, discusses the 25th anniversary of the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the outlook for China's economy and emerging markets. He speaks to Bloomberg's Anna Edwards and Guy Johnson on "Countdown." (Source: Bloomberg)

Investing in Russia: Is Now the Time to Get In?

Chris Van Riet, chief executive officer at Radius, discusses Russia's relations with the west and investing in the country. He speaks to Bloomberg's Ryan Chilcote on "Countdown." (Source: Bloomberg)