Naspers lost more than R70bn of its value on Monday as its biggest investment — Tencent — became the latest victim of a continued crackdown by China’s government on technology companies.

By the close of trade on Monday, Naspers shares were down 7.18% at R2,748.01. This was in line with Tencent, of which Naspers holds about a third, which lost close to 8% of its value in Hong Kong...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now