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Morocco's moment - the realm of new ecommerce opportunities

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25-Sep-19 Morocco’s e-commerce market is growing at 40%, according to AMI and Global Growth Markets. Payment preferences differ - 96% of online retail transactions are cash payments, whereas cards and digital payments dominate online travel and accommodation purchases. [image: Shutterstock]

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Chinese shoppers embrace facial payments

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05-Sep-19 China’s new digital payment infrastructure - face recognition - could make even QR codes seem old-fashioned. Customers simply pose in front of POS machines equipped with cameras to pay. Alipay will spend USD420 mn on the technology by 2022. [image: Asia Times]

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IKEA forays into e-commerce in India

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19-Aug-19 IKEA is launching an e-commerce online delivery system in India ahead of the opening of its first physical store in Mumbai. The company will be working in partnership with the IndoSpace Industrial Park in Chakan, Pune for distribution. [image: CNBC TV18]

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Amazon in talks to acquire stake in India’s Reliance Retail

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06-Aug-19 Amazon is reported to be in talks to acquire 26% of Reliance Retail. Reliance, which serves 5 million customers a week, was previously in talks with China’s Alibaba but the deal fell through because of differences in valuation. [image: Shutterstock / Retail In Asia]

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