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Grab to go public in US via $40 billion SPAC

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:57:00 +0800
Grab is set to debut on the US market following its announcement to go public through its partnership with Altimeter.

Pinduoduo becomes China’s largest e-commerce company

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:20:00 +0800
Chinese e-commerce player Pinduoduo revealed in its latest report it recorded over 788 million annual active users, surpassing Alibaba’s 779 million registered users

73 fund managers join Net Zero Initiative

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 03:23:00 +0800
The amount of assets has tripled under the net zero asset managers initiative which now has 73 global signatories. It accounts for one third of the global assets under management (AUM). Are the fund managers adding the right zeroes to cut down global emissions?

Microsoft’s Yates: “Cloud adoption accelerated to build stronger digital foundation”

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 13:16:00 +0800
Greater need to drive innovation, business value and efficiency increased the momentum to cloud adoption and digital transformation among financial institutions (FIs)

FinAccel's Garg: "Credit data is a challenge for BNPL in Indonesia"

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 13:10:00 +0800
Akshay Garg, CEO and founder of FinAccel that operates the credit finance platform Kredivo, shared challenges and strategic perspectives of credit-based payments and buy now, pay later industry in Indonesia

Mobile money will reach 39% of Africa's population by 2025 and expedite financial inclusion

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 16:22:00 +0800
Digital payment and financial tools enabled by mobile internet are becoming a powerful force to expand access to financial services in developing economies in Africa to reach the unbanked population.

Indonesia e-wallet transaction to reach $18.5 billion in 2021 amid fierce competition

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:57:00 +0800
As the number of e-wallet players in Indonesia surges amid the vast market opportunities, bigger players have begun extending the competition beyond payments

China to create state-backed entity to supervise tech data

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 01:33:00 +0800
The Chinese government has proposed establishing a joint venture with local technology companies to oversee the collection of data from Chinese consumers.

Top 10 Best Capitalised Banks in Asia Pacific

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 15:43:00 +0800
Bank of China (Hong Kong), the strongest bank by balance sheet in Asia Pacific in 2020, has the highest capital adequacy ratio (CAR) among banks with total assets of over $100 billion in Asia Pacific at the end of 2020. The bank is well capitalised, despite the decline in its CAR from 22.9% in 2019 to 22.1% in 2020.

Mergers and acquisitions more than tripled in Asia Pacific as China opens up

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 03:23:00 +0800
The Asia Pacific will likely remain an active place for mergers and acquisitions in the financial sector in 2021 due to stronger post-pandemic recovery, opening up of markets, and a growing pool of fintech startups seeking funding, according to S and P Global Market Intelligence report.