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Alternative payment providers position for growth in Indonesia

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When it comes to growth opportunities for digital payments, Indonesia is in a league of its own. The prospect of tens of millions of new digital payment customers is too much for digital companies and investors to ignore. Looking at the numbers, it comes down to a combination of three factors telling payment companies that the timing is right, right now, to move into Indonesia: E-commerce growth; the size of the prize; familiarity with everything online.

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Taiwan's mobile payments are set to soar

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24-May-18 While mobile payments are now de rigueur in many parts of the world, Taiwan has been a little late to the party, having only really embraced the technology and legislative framework some three years ago. [image: Xinhua News Agency]

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African digital payment startup looks to expand in Asia

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17-May-18 BitPesa, a Kenya-based digital payment startup using blockchain technology is seeking to partner with more Asian companies. Currently about about 10% of the transactions it handles involve countries in Asia. [image: Getty Images / Nikkei Asian Review]

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Jack Ma's Ant is said to snag Carlyle for USD10 bn round

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11-May-18 Ant Financial, the Chinese payments giant controlled by Jack Ma, is expected to close a fundraising of at least USD10 bn, attracting Carlyle Group and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board as first-time investors. [image: Bloomberg News]

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Battle for Japan's cashless spenders heats up

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08-May-18 Japanese banks hope that integrating mobile payments like Alipay and Apple Pay with other cashless methods will help them regain ground in the market and promote such options in a country where cash is still king. [image: Manami Yamada]

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