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Philippines Introduces New Laws, Initiatives To Boost Innovation And Entrepreneurship

The Philippines government is pushing for innovation and entrepreneurship, introducing new regulations and programs to support young companies, and leading numerous projects to bring convenient e-government public services to the masses. The Philippines Innovation Act The Philippines’ president, Rodrigo Duterte,

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Vietnam Central Bank Has Only Granted 4 Payment Licenses Over the Past 16 Months

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), the country’s central bank and main financial regulatory agency, has only granted payment licenses to four companies since April 2018. According to SBV’s website, Smart Net, Endenred, Paytech and EPay are the latest four

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30 Non-Bank Organizations Licensed To Provide Payment Services In Vietnam: The Complete Updated List

In December 2014, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) issued the Circular No. 39/2014/TT-NHNN which sets a series of rules banks and non-bank organizations in Vietnam must follow in order to be permitted to offer intermediary payment services such as

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Smaller Banks in Singapore Are at Risk As Fintechs Eye Digital Banking License

Competition is heating up in Singapore’s digital banking landscape as an increasing number of fintechs including e-wallet operators and payment services providers are looking to apply for when applications open in August. Liquid Group, Xfers, MatchMove Pay and FOMO Pay are

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Singapore’s New GST Proposal for Crypto “One of the Friendliest Tax Regulations in the World”

The proposal of the Singapore government’s taxation agency to remove goods and services tax (GST) from cryptocurrency transactions could give a boost to the burgeoning sector, experts and industry participants claim. Earlier this month, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

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There Are 41 Crypto Businesses Licensed in Philippines Right Now

Philippines has been taking active steps recently to reform its regulation in efforts to position itself a crypto friendly regime . The country’s central bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), released its rules for domestic exchange in February 2017, seeking

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STO & ICO Regulations in Asia: 2019 Edition

Despite the cold sting of the crypto winter ICOs and STOs remain popular method of fundraising, a report by PWC indicated that in 2018 alone 1134 ICOs and STOs were completed around the world — double the amount 2017. The

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What Have We Learned from Sandboxes and Innovation Offices?

If properly regulated, technology-enabled financial services such as mobile payments, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, alternative credit scoring, and new forms of savings and insurance, can accelerate the rise in financial inclusion for the 1.7 billion people worldwide who do not have

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10 Takeaways from the Fintech Ecosystem Playbook

In the recently released Fintech Ecosystem Playbook, EY gives a panoramic view of the fintech ecosystem in 26 fintech hubs in emerging markets across six clusters, namely ASEAN, Latin America, Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe and Central Asia (CESA), the

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The Need for APAC Banks to Reinvent Themselves

Consumer banking is rapidly changing in Asia-Pacific (APAC) and banks must reinvent themselves amid changing regulations, emerging technology, elevated client expectations and the entry of disruptive competitors, according to a new article series by EY.   Changing regulations The banking

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