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MyCash Online hits on a US$80 mil yearly market
  Bangladeshi entrepreneurs in KL are targeting a US$80mil a year market with their marketplace that they aim to evolve into a digital bank
Kanopi out to spark a microfinance revolution in Indonesia
Jakarta-based startup Kanopi wants to empower Indonesia’s microfinance institutions to reach more customers, especially the country’s unbanked and underbanked communities.
Mobile financial services promise growth potential across industries: EY
Mobile has immense potential to grow the reach of financial services and increase the convenience and ease of use for customers around the world, particularly in emerging markets, says analyst firm EY.
Tapp Commerce aims to ‘mobilise’ cash-based SEA, starting with Indonesia
Finland-based Tapp Commerce believes its mobile payment technology can bring 'e-commerce down to the street level' across the SEA region.
Sigve Brekke’s ‘burning platform’ mentality to move a giant
Very aware of the dangers of becoming a ‘dumb pipe,’ Telenor group president Sigve Brekke lists a number of things the telco must execute to escape this nightmare scenario, writes Karamjit Singh.
Brick-and-mortar retailer Alfamart goes full throttle on e-commerce
One of Indonesia’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailers, Alfamart Group, has completed its e-commerce transformation with the birth of Alfacart, driven by three young executives who were previously from Zalora and Lazada.
SEA VCs are laggards, Singapore truly a startup hub: Google-Temasek report
The South-East Asian startup scene is certainly booming but venture capitalists (VCs) in the region are just not keeping up, according to a report by Google Inc and Temasek Holdings.
Indosat Ooredoo gears up for e-money challenges
Not satisfied with having taken a big chunk of Indonesia’s total mobile money transactions, Indosat Ooredoo will be pushing the service even more so this year.
Cards vs cash: Big boys vs the little guys
There will be room for only a few players in both the card and cash business – prepare for a bruising fight, write Anwar Jumabhoy & Srikrishna Vadrevu.
Philippines fintech startup PawnHero secures pre-Series A
PawnHero said it has landed undisclosed pre-Series A funding in a round led by the SoftBank-affiliated, Philippines-focused Kaikaku Fund, with participation from 500 Startups and IMJ Investment Partners.
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