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AliPay grows overseas with China outbound tourism

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21-Jan-19 As Chinese consumers increasingly vacation overseas, their mobile-payment apps are following them, and offering a new way for merchants to attract customers. More than half of businesses saw an increase in foot traffic and transaction size after adopting Alipay. [image: Nielsen / Alizila]

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Malaysian medical device market takes hit as manufacturing slumps

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18-Jan-19 Malaysia’s reluctance to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership has resulted in a sharp slowing of investment. Malaysia approved 15 medical-device manufacturing projects in Jan-Sep 2018 for USD160 mn, notably lower than the 25 projects in 2017 worth USD500 mn. [image: Singapore Business Review]

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Malaysia switches on real-time payments platform

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14-Jan-19 Malaysian consumers can now conduct instant P2P payments using just the recipient's mobile phone, passport or identity card number, with the go-live of the country's Real Time Payments platform Payments Network Malaysia (PayNet), powered by ACI Worldwide. [image: Finextra]

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Southeast Asia’s rising wealth

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18-Dec-18 Southeast Asia is coming into its own as a key market for anything from cars to computers. But tens of millions still have no bank account. Demand for savings plans, insurance and banking still has lots of room to grow. [image: HSBC]

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