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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...
Vietnam readies for “Industry 4.0” era

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Vietnam plans to digitise its economy and administration through its modern telecom and IT infrastructure in order "to succeed in the era of the...
Singapore, Tokyo ranked Asia’s smartest cities

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Two Asian cities made it in the top-ten smartest cities in the world, according to the 2017 Smart Cities Index compiled by EasyPark Group,...
Singapore’s central bank chief thinks of fintech as “another hype”

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Singapore's central bank chief Ravi Menon warned against the wave of technology that's is currently disrupting the financial services industry, calling such "another hype"...
First Philippine startup valued at more than $1 billion

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In what can be seen as a major milestone for the Philippine startup sector, an innovative Makati-based company creating prefabricated designer homes became the...
Singapore chosen for one of Alibaba’s new global R&D locations

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will open a new lab facility in Singapore as one of the seven centers announced by the company’s executive chairman...
Indonesia seen as new frontier for startups in Southeast Asia

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The successful first-ever IPO of a startup in Indonesia, as well as the country's burgeoning tech industry, has moved the nation in the spotlight...
Cambodia Post goes e-commerce

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Cambodia’s state postal service together with a Chinese company and a local startup created a new e-commerce joint venture that plans to launch an...
Indonesia’s Go-Jek set for expansion drive in Southeast Asia

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Indonesia’s popular ride-hailing company Go-Jek, the country's first billion-dollar startup, is looking to expand to at least four countries in Southeast Asia, Bloomberg News...
Vietnam gov’t changes course, legalises cryptocurrencies

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The Communist government of Vietnam has obviously warmed up to digital currencies, including Bitcoin, and is preparing to legalise them under a new plan...
Thailand’s e-commerce landscape in a map

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Kuala Lumpur-based shopping portal iPrice has put together a very nice table of the current e-commerce scene in Thailand which shows a dominance by...
Grab starts service in Myanmar, secures $2.5b in new financial backing

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Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab started full operations in Myanmar this week, launching localised apps with new safety and technology features after a four-month trial...
Uber launches ride-hailing services in Cambodia

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Uber's application launched in Phnom Penh on June 23 with a pilot service, leaving Thailand the last country in ASEAN where Uber is being...