58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA), China's largest general classifieds platform, grew its revenue by an eye-opening 70 percent in FY2016, bolstered by job ads, which grew faster than all other categories on the site.
InfoJobs.net, the leading Spanish recruitment site, announced that 1.2 million job contracts were signed through the platform in 2016 - a 45-percent increase on the 2015 number of around 831,000 hires.
Lehrberuf.info, Austria's no. 1 platform for apprenticeship positions, now offers a career test with job-matching thanks to a partnership with Germany's TalentsConnect.
MercadoLibre adopted a policy of fixed, quarterly dividends, which it hopes will allow it to "allocate additional capital to key initiatives intended to generate important incremental scale efficiencies for the long-term in businesses, driving current growth, including logistics, Fintech and retail".
All auto dealers on EBay-owned Marktplaats.nl are now directed to a special site, where they can look at a wealth of information on the leads generated by their auto ads. The information is also usefully presented in visual form.
Sanoma Media Finland sold its subsidiary Sanoma Baltics to a consortium consisting of members of the management team, and a private equity investor BaltCap for about €10 million ($10.7 million U.S.).
EBay Australia is strengthening its b-to-b offer. Businesses in Australia and New Zealand using SAP Ariba to procure industrial products and office supplies, will soon be able make one-off purchases on EBay, when the company rolls out its Spot Buy marketplace down under.
Arazi.pk, a real estate start-up in Pakistan with an $9.5-million U.S. investment pledge, today launched Nest.pk, a platform connecting qualified, individual investors with pre-vetted real estate investment opportunities in the country.
Finn Shopping, the e-commerce vertical on Finn.no, is here to stay. With more than 21,000 items listed on the platform, it has started to recruit top managers. "So far, the results are good. So, we are moving forward by employing managers," Anders Skoe, CEO of Finn, told us.
In the Philippines, job site Jobstreet created a landing page exclusively for government jobs, to allay the common notion that government jobs can only be had, if you know an insider (someone already working for the government), who lends you a hand to get a job.