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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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Singapore rolls out unified QR code payments

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17-Sep-18 Singapore has launched Singapore Quick Response Code (SGQR), which it claims to be the world's first unified payments QR code. It will be adopted by 27 payment schemes including PayNow, Nets, GrabPay, Liquid Pay and Singtel Dash. [image: Finextra]

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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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