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Indonesia falls behind in mobile banking

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Mobile phone banking has already transformed the provision of financial services in emerging markets such as Kenya, Mexico and even remote and poverty-stricken Papua...
Alibaba to buy stake in Singapore Post for $249m

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A major move to step up its international presence, Chinese e-commerce provider Alibaba Group announced on May 28 that it will purchase a 10.35...
Dubai start-up plans to introduce 400 Bitcoin-enabled ATMs

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After revealing its first Bitcoin-enabled ATM in Dubai Media City in April, Dubai-based IT start-up Umbrellab said it plans to activate 400 cash machines...
PayPal want to boost e-commerce for start-ups in the Middle East

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US-based online payment company PayPal, a subsidiary of eBay, has announced that it will be partnering Cairo Amman Bank to help boost ecommerce in...
Kurdistan start-up to introduce e-commerce platform

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ifrosh, one of the first startups in Iraqi Kurdistan will introduce an online, community-based marketplace to connect merchants and consumers. The name, ifrosh, comes...
Ooredoo, Cisco to deliver smart city solutions for Qatar

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Qatar's telecom company Ooredoo and IT giant Cisco have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strategically collaborate to deliver ‘smart city’, ‘cloud’ and...
Malaysia central bank warns of Bitcoin

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Malaysia’s central bank has voiced concern about the virtual currency Bitcoin on January 3 but stopped short of banning the virtual currency, Dow Jones...
Singapore gives thumbs up to Bitcoin

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has said that it will neither interfere with Bitcoin trading in the city state nor regulate the virtual...
Bitcoin finds market in Indonesia

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The digital currency Bitcoin meets rising interest in Indonesia as the country's official currency, the rupiah, has dropped sharply over the past months and...
Halal travel site launched in Singapore

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A new website for Muslim travelers, HalalTrip.com, including a global directory of halal restaurants and dedicated city guides has been launched on December 18...
Qatar brings innovation to ASEAN

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Good news emerged recently with regards to Qatar’s business involvement in Southeast Asia. Not only that the country’s telecom group Ooredoo announced that it...
Brunei to host Cyber Security Awareness Week 2013

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The Authority for Infocommunications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) in collaboration with the E-Government National Centre (EGNC) and the Information Technology Protective Security...
Myanmar launches first online music store

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The first online music store in Myanmar has been launched on October 27  to combat piracy and illegal downloads, Eleven Myanmar reported. The Myanmar...
Ex-Google manager returns to his native Myanmar with big goals

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Myanmar-born former Google business operations and strategy manager Nay Aung has returned to his home land and plans to set up a number of...
Mobile services for the ‘unbanked’

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A chat with Miguel Perez, CEO of Filipino start-up Ayannah
Japanese bookstore challenges Amazon in ASEAN

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Tokyo-based bookstore Kinokuniya Co said on August 6 that they will be setting up online stores throughout Southeast Asia in order to catch up...
Thailand’s BentoWeb plans Asian expansion

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Thai online marketplace BentoWeb is preparing for an Asian expansion. The company has spent the last 15 months incubating in Thailand and has achieved...
Message to Bruneian banks: Shape up your customer service

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As years pass, many new banking services have been rolled out to enhance consumer experience in Brunei. Internet banking, ATM debit cards, branches cropping...