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Thai billionaire buys e-commerce portal Tarad, heating up competition

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Thai beverage, property, industrial, agriculture and retail conglomerate TCC Group said it is acquiring a majority stake in Tarad.com, a leading domestic e-marketplace operator...
Alibaba’s to reveal investment roadmap for Thailand

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Jack Ma, founder and CEO of China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group will visit Thailand in April to announce the company’s investment plan in connection...
Uber retreats from Southeast Asian market, sells to Grab

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Uber on March 26 sold its entire Southeast Asian business to rival Grab, ending a bruising battle between the ride-hailing behemoths and marking the...
TMI next Malaysian news portal shutting down

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Malaysia's news web portal The Malaysian Insight (TMI) will close down "temporarily" next week because of financial difficulties, its editor-in-chief said. The decision came...
Singapore beats London, New York, San Francisco as best smart city

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Singapore tops the list of the world's best performing smart cities ahead of London, New York, San Francisco and Chicago in a new study...
Indonesia’s ride-hailing app Go-Jek considers stock listing

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Indonesian start-up Go-Jek is considering an initial public offering (IPO) in Indonesia and possibly at another exchange in the region, the company's president Andre...
Vietnam’s start-up scene thrives, funding almost doubles

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Vietnamese start-ups received $291 million in funding last year, an increase of 42 per cent over 2016, according to a recent report by Topica...
Cambodia’s airspace getting crowded: Three new airlines to take off this year

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Cambodia’s aviation sector is growing rapidly, resulting in a fast expansion of the number of airlines in the country. Currently, there are no less...
Thailand’s first cryptocurrency offering underway

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Thailand's first initial coin offering (ICO) of a cryptocurrency issued by a listed company was launched on February 14 despite unclear regulations with regards...
Jakarta startup digitises street vendors with WiFi, smart tech

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An initiative by private investors in Indonesia aims at beefing up the kiosks of street vendors in Jakarta with smart technology and WiFi connections...
Thailand bans banks from dealing with Bitcoin & Co.

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The Bank of Thailand on February 12 sent a circular to banks and financial institutions and warned them not to get involved in cryptocurrency...
Google invests in Indonesia’s ride-hailing platform Go-Jek

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Google is the next big-time investor in Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek, a move that is part of Google's ambition to grow Indonesia's digital economy...
Cambodia turns into Bitcoin hub of Southeast Asia

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Skeptically observed by the country’s central bank, Cambodia is increasingly becoming a regional center for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies both in terms of trading...
Foreign startup founders flock to Vietnam

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Vietnam’s vibrant startup scene is not only fostering a new class of domestic entrepreneurs, it is also attracting a growing number of foreigners who...
Skills upgrade for 13 million Thai workers needed: Expert

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Around 13 million people, or more than a third of Thailand’s 38-million-strong labour force, need skill upgrades, economic expert Kiatanantha Lounkaew, lecturer at the...
Grab launches service in Cambodia, challenging Uber

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Singapore-headquartered ride-hailing firm Grab on December 19 launched its services in Cambodia, making it the eighth country in Southeast Asia the company is now...
Internet economy in Southeast Asia to grow to $50 billion this year

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The online economy is expected to grow substantially in Southeast Asia, a region which is already the world’s third largest in terms of the...
Philippines to allow Bitcoin & Co, classified as securities

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The Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it is considering legalising the use of digital currencies in the country by classifying them...