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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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E-payments boom in Vietnam with new service providers

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26-Jun-18 E-payments in Vietnam grew 22% in 2017 to USD6.14 bn and will double to USD12.33 bn by 2022. E-payments have grown in the country due to more options becoming available, increases in Internet usage and smartphone ownership. [image: Vietnam Business TV]

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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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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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