Nearly two years after it made its debut in Indonesia, GrabKitchens has arrived in Singapore. How did the Singapore-based tech giant end up a laggard in its own backyard in a segment that it dominates elsewhere?
Fintech has been one of the ASEAN region’s major economic success stories. But 2020 might not hold the sector’s next digital breakthrough.
The Vietnamese government is playing a central role in the country’s emergence as a fintech hub. Their stance as a facilitator can serve as a model for the region.
Alibaba’s record-breaking listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong is sending ripples across the e-commerce sector.
Crowdsourcing apps are bringing consumers and providers together. But the gig economy’s benefits are inherently weighted towards companies.
As millennials inherit their parents’ wealth, banks and fintech firms are scrambling to reshape wealth management and investing.
ASEAN’s animated fintech sector brings financial services to those excluded by the financial system. But if mismanaged, new technologies pose a threat to citizens’ privacy and democracy.
P2P lending offers Indonesian SMEs valuable access to credit. But a spate of complaints against illegal lenders has cast a pall over the nation’s fintech sector.
As major retailers leverage improved infrastructure to expand their operations, Indonesia is predicted to enjoy double-digit growth in both offline and online retail markets over the next decade. Cashless payments will be key to realising its future economic potential.
As technological development outpaces the rate at which candidates are trained, Singapore’s fintech firms are struggling to find the right person for the job.