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Real-time payments: The way forward?

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11-Jul-18 Some experts predict 80% of global GDP will rely on real-time online payments by 2023. Others still believe cash will hold its position as 'king' of payments. [image: Shutterstock / HKTDC]

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Japan's Line Pay throws down gauntlet to Alipay

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28-Jun-18 Japanese chat app operator Line unveiled a new service aimed at spreading mobile payment across Japan, in the most potent challenge yet by a Japanese operator to the dominant Chinese mobile payment platform, Alipay. [image: Keiichiro Sato / Nikkei Asian Review]

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In China - no-one has any money!

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28-Jun-18 In China, everybody was still using cash. In 2016, China's mobile payments reached USD5.5 tn, roughly 50 times America's market. Mobile payments - mainly via WeChat - are now a default way of life. [image: Pulse LinkedIn]

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Asia rushes to a cashless society

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22-Jun-18 E-payments are expanding across Asia at breakneck speed. Hong Kong, Singapore and predominantly China lead the way. Singapore’s education minister, Ong Ye Kung says already 80% of Singapore consumers use e-payments and nearly 60% merchants now accept e-payments. [image: finews.asia]

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Alternative payment providers position for growth in Indonesia

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25-May-18 The prospect of tens of millions of digital payment customers in Indonesia is too much for digital companies and investors to ignore. The likes of SoftBank, Ant Financial, and Didi-Chuxing are injecting billions of dollars to gain a foothold. [image: Global Growth Markets]

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