Tag "Southeast Asia"

E-Commerce In SEA Study: Vietnam Leads In Conversion Rate; Singapore Is The Biggest Spender

E-commerce is on the rise in Southeast Asia with more than US$10 billion worth of goods being purchased online in 2017, almost the double of 2015’s Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) of US$5.5 billion. According to a study by iPrice titled

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FintechFans And PortfolioQuest Team Up For FinTalent Competitions

FintechFans and PortfolioQuest are set to organize two FinTalent Competitions in Malaysia and another location to be soon announced. The events will seek to provide students with a platform to showcase their forecasting, data science and portfolio management sills. Last

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ASEAN SMEs Looking To Invest More In Tech

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region are looking to invest more in technology in order to raise productivity and remain competitive, according to a report by EY, United Overseas Bank (UOB) and

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Singapore’s P2P Lending Platforms and Industry: an Overview

Southeast Asia’s alternative lending space, although relatively small when compared with the likes of the UK, the US, or China, has witnessed significant growth in recent years, led predominantly by increased activity Singapore. Alternative lending refers to financial channels and instruments

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Top Charts and Tables from UOB State of Fintech in ASEAN Report

The financial services industry in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region has seen an increase in fintech adoption fueled by the rapid adoption of technology, supportive regulatory regimes and the large population of financially underserved individuals and businesses,

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6 undiscovered Fintech Startups in Southeast Asia VCs Should Keep an Eye on

Southeast Asia is the world’s fastest-growing region in terms of Internet users. The region’s Internet economy is expected to be worth US$200 billion by 2025 with the biggest portion going toward e-commerce. Investors are also excited about fintech, which promises

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Brunei Joins Fintech Race

Brunei is the latest country in Southeast Asia to join the fintech race. Like most of its neighbors, the Southeast Asian nation is looking to develop its fintech sector, leveraging its highly-skilled workforce and expertise in Islamic finance. The launch

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9 Upcoming Digital Finance and Fintech Events in Singapore

Singapore is the undeniable fintech leader in Southeast Asia, supported by the government and fueled by favorable regulations, a strong startup culture and ecosystem, as well as the large pool of investors keen to support the burgeoning fintech startup scene.

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Foreign Firms, Investors Eye Thai Fintech Opportunity

Foreign fintech companies and investors are looking at the Thai market as many plan to ride on Thailand’s startup boom and growing digital economy. Indonesia’s Kejora Ventures, one of the region’s most active private venture capital firms, expanded to Thailand

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Bangkok Bank InnoHub Program: Fintech Thailand 4.0

Bangkok Bank InnoHub, a 12-week acceleration program by Bangkok Bank and Bualuang Ventures powered by Hong Kong-based venture capital firm and accelerator Nest, aims to facilitate collaborations between startups and commercial banks in Southeast Asia. The program, launched earlier this

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