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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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UnionPay partners Millennium bcp to foray into Portugal market

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06-Dec-18 China’s UnionPay has partnered with Portugal's private bank Millennium bcp to issue UnionPay Portugal cards. Millennium will issue both consumer and commercial cards. Millennium becomes the first local institution in Europe to provide the cards. [image: Cards International]

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American Express secures payments license in China

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12-Nov-18 American Express has been granted preparatory approval from the People’s Bank of China for a clearing and settlement license in mainland China. Amex can begin building a network business to process domestic RMB transactions through its joint-venture in the country. [image: Beyond My Ken / Wikipedia]

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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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