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China's huge online retail market opens up to American Express

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31-May-18 American-Express has become one of the few US companies to get permission to enter the Chinese financial services market. Amex has a JV with China's fourth largest mobile payments provider, positioning it to enter China's e-payment market. [image: American Express]Summary text, max 30 words.

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Turkey aims for global leadership in health tourism

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27-May-18 Turkey wants to become a global leader in health tourism with measures introduced by the government. In 2018 the medical tourism industry aims to attract 800,000 patients and USD8 bn revenue, with East Asia one of the most promising markets. [image: Xinhua]

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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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Reforms could end universal healthcare in Thailand

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24-May-18 Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is planning reforms that could weaken health security in Thailand. Experts worry that universal coverage is set to be degraded to cover the poorest members of society only. [image: Chiang Rai Times]

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Singapore enhances access to medical devices

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22-May-18 Singapore's Health Sciences Authority has enhanced its legislation to facilitate faster access for certain lower risk medical devices and standalone mobile applications, with greater clarity for telehealth devices and high risk devices used to modify appearance or anatomy. [image: HSA]

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