Tag "Asia-Pacific"

Banks And Enterprises In APAC Ramp Up Blockchain R&D

Blockchain technology is becoming an important catalyst of digital innovation in Asia Pacific (APAC) as enterprises in the region face critical challenges and are required to accelerate their digital transformation across the board, according to a report by Forrester. Blockchain

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Top 10 Robotics Impacting Asia Pacific Market in 2018 and Beyond

IDC Manufacturing Insights Worldwide Commercial Robotics program published its latest report titled “IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Robotics 2018 Predictions – Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Implications”, which highlights the top 10 predictions pertaining to the development and adoption of robotics in Asia Pacific (Excluding Japan)

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Top 10 Fintech Accelerators In Southeast Asia And Hong Kong for 2018

In 2017, Asia Pacific attracted the largest amount of investment in fintech with a total of US$14.8 billion, according to a report by PwC and Startupbootcamp Fintech. The region represented 56% of the world’s total fintech funding, highlighting Asia’s growing

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PolicyPal becomes the First Start-Up to Graduate from the Mas Fintech Regulatory Sandbox

Singapore-based startup PolicyPal today announced its graduation from the MAS FinTech Regulatory Sandbox and will commence operations as a registered direct insurance broker and exempt financial adviser under its subsidiary BaoXianBaoBao Pte Ltd from 1st September 2017. PolicyPal is the

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Top 11 Donation and Reward-Based Crowdfunding Platforms in Asia

In Asia, online alternative finance is developing rapidly, notably in China but also in the overall Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. China has been the world’s largest online alternative finance market by transaction volume, registering US$107 billion in 2015 or almost 99%

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DBS Report: Fintech, A Challenge And An Opportunity For Banks

Fintech investment more than doubled in 2015 and the sector currently counts 19 unicorns; players that are in a position to challenge banks. Despite the apparent threat, fintechs also bring the opportunity for small and medium-sized banks to partner with

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A Profile of Smartphone Users in the Philippines

Smartphones have changed the way Filipinos communicate. There’s no doubt that communication technologies are making Filipinos more social, making sure they stay connected with their circle. In fact, the Philippines has been called the text-messaging capital of the world. With

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Startupbootcamp, PwC Report: Asia-Pacific Fintech Ecosystems Are Thriving

Fintech is booming as a growing number of innovative companies are emerging in hope to disrupt the financial services industry. Banks and traditional players are also starting to recognize the opportunities related to using cutting-edge technologies to serve their clients

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Digital Wallets Increasing in Popularity in APAC, Singapore As Top 3 Adopters

Consumers in Asia Pacific (APAC) are embracing digital wallets as one in five users (19.5%) in the region say they are using these new mobile technologies, citing more convenience when shopping online. This represents an increase of 9.7% from two

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Drastic Shifts in Behavior is Boosting Mobile Banking in Southeast Asia

Digital banking has become a serious business trend as Asian consumers are becoming more and more comfortable with using mobile and Internet channels for banking services. According to a report from McKinsey, the use of mobile and Internet channels for

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