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Peru's mobile wallet that other nations copy

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07-May-18 Many countries want to emulate Peru’s BIM e-wallet, Latin America’s first national mobile money scheme. But a challenge for governments in emerging countries is persuading consumers and small businesses to move from using informal cash to electronic payments. [image: Bloomberg News / PaymentsSource]

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Jumia sets its sights on an expanding Egyptian e-commerce market

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07-May-18 Africa’s leading online shopping platform, Jumia, wants tenfold growth in revenue from Egypt. Jumia Egypt’s chief executive, Hesham Safwat, says he's urging the government to regulate informal retailers by offering them tax incentives when they market their goods online. [image: Bloomberg News]

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Google eyes four emerging markets for Tez payments

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03-Apr-18 Google has identified three Asian countries and one other emerging market for its Tez m-payment service, having assessed Asia, Latam, Africa and the Middle East. Criteria included political appetite for digital payments, low card penetration and limited access to NFC. [image: Mobile World Live]

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Indonesia, Brazil and India pick up pace as China moderates

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Apr-18 Rising geopolitical tensions, increased protectionism and unexpectedly abrupt tightening of global financial conditions pose downside risks to growth market economies, especially in Asia, says the World Bank. Growth in the key Asian region is projected to increase in 2018 and 2019. Indonesia, Brazil and India will all pick up pace, even as China moderates.

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