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Alipay now has over 1 billion users worldwide

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10-Jan-19 Worldwide users of Alipay, China’s leading online payment platform, have exceeded one billion. Alipay’s Ant Financial Services Group said it had cooperated with nearly ten major overseas smart payment companies, which contributed to its growth in user numbers. [image: Alipay]

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Rwanda joins Alibaba-led electronic world trade platform

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01-Nov-18 Rwanda has become the first African nation to join the Alibaba Group Holding-led electronic world trade platform (EWTP) initiative, following similar initiatives in Southeast Asia as the Chinese e-commerce firm seeks to expand digital trade globally. [image: Xinhua]

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Alipay will be available in Seoul taxis

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23-Oct-18 Following a strategic partnership between Ant Financial's Alipay and Korean payment system integrator Kakaopay, all taxis in Seoul will accept Alipay from Jan-19. The service will take payment from Chinese visitors via Alipay and locals via Kakaopay. [image: Alipay / Payment Week]

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Asian banks tear down brick-and-mortar expansion model

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08-Oct-18 Singapore's largest bank DBS is attempting to disrupt the traditional business model of physical branches in Indonesia with a branchless smartphone platform, 'digibank'. After DBS rolled out digibank in India in 2016, it captured over 2 mn customers. [image: Nikkei Asian Review]

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