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Mobile payments: local business for local people

MoMo’s chairman explains why Vietnam’s first national champion could be a fintech player as countries wake up to the implications of letting foreign companies take strategic stakes in their leading e-payment providers.
May 06, 2019

Chinese equity investment cools down in Q1

Credit tightening has seen Chinese equity investment drop 49% over the past year. But while fintech has borne the brunt of investor caution, healthcare still stands out at the sector to watch.
May 02, 2019

Shanghai Electric ups Chinese EV bet

Enovate used to be a low-end EV maker but has now secured fresh Series A funding for a full brand overhaul as competition in the market heats up.
April 15, 2019

Hong Kong travel unicorn targets Japanese market

Ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Asia’s largest in-destination travel services booking platform has raised a record follow on Series D funding led by SoftBank Vision Fund.
April 10, 2019