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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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Singapore aims small to make it big in cashless drive

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01-May-18 To accelerate its cashless initiatives, Singapore is focusing on driving its efforts towards SMEs who make up 99% of the businesses in Singapore. However, cash payments make up nearly 60% of transactions. [image: Shutterstock / Techwire Asia]

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Apple lets Siri integrate with Alipay in China

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20-Apr-18 Apple will allow Siri to support voice commands for Alibaba's Alipay, meaning users will be able to tell Siri to open the Alipay payment screen directly - an acknowledgement that Chinese players are miles ahead on payments. [image: South China Morning Post]

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