Credit card usage is on the rise in markets across the world. But the positives are offset by the rise of digital payment solutions, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.
Articles by Preetam Kaushik
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Almost a year after its arrival in Malaysia, WeChat Pay MY is forging new local partnerships to drive future growth. For Tencent, the Chinese owners of the app, there is far more than the Malaysian e-wallet market at stake.