No end to classifieds victory march at Axel Springer

10 Mar 2017
Germany’s Axel Springer released its results for FY2016 yesterday, and the overall message was unchanged from the nine-month period (our report here), namely the division classifieds was the star performer in the financial year. In fact, it was the only division to grow its revenue in FY2016.

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Christo Volschenk

Christo Volschenk is managing editor of the news on and our senior analyst covering Naspers. He brings more than 30 years of experience in business journalism to the team. The last 17 years he focused on classifieds and e-commerce. Apart from working closely with AIM Group, Christo is a freelance journalist, online editor, and translator. Before branching out on his own, he spent 15 years with Naspers in South Africa, where he worked as journalist, economics editor and online project manager. He now spends most his day editing the news reported by 18 colleagues in 18 countries from his base in Stuttgart, Germany.