China

How China’s Fintech Giants are Tapping into a US$ 600 Billion Market

China’s tech giants Alibaba and Tencent are going after global remittances, a market that sees more than US$600 billion being moved around the world annually, according to the World Bank. The two firms recently launched cross-border money transfer services to

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China’s Cashless Economy Set to Overtake USA by 2021

According to the World Payments Report 2018 produced by Capgemini and BNP Paribas, global non-cash transaction volumes grew at 10.1% in 2016 to hit 482.6 billion in value, with China contributing to 25.8% of that growth. When it comes to

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DBS Launches Blockchain Trade Platform for the Automotive Sector in China

DBS Bank announced that it has partnered with one of China’s largest automotive logistics companies, China Capital Logistic Co. Ltd alongside blockchain provider, Wanxiang Blockchain, to launch an automotive blockchain platform connecting car manufacturers, exporters, logistics carriers and car dealerships.

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Ping An’s $US 15 Billion R&D Budget Could Help Them Stay Ahead in Healthtech

Ping An Group expects to invest $US 15 billion in technology R&D in the next decade in an attempt to stake out a lead in the financial services industry for next 10 years Each year the Group invests one percent

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Hangzhou Pushes Blockchain, Fintech Innovation

Hangzhou, one of China’s top fintech hubs, is pushing for blockchain innovation. Xu Liyi, mayor of Hangzhou city, has listed blockchain development into the official government report and several initiatives have been undertaken by the government to nurture a healthy

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Blockchain Startup Enters China’s Developing Chengdu Region

Blockchain-based startup SophiaTX establishes a presence in Chengdu, which is said to be one of the fastest growing cities in China. Chengdu has been described as one of the hot new startup hubs to emerge since 2017, thanks to rapid economic

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China E-Commerce Industry Enters “New Retail” Era

The Chinese retail industry is entering a “new retail” era, characterized by the widespread use of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to digitalize the entire value chain, according to PwC. China is the world’s biggest consumer

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Chinese Personal Finance Fintech Sponsors NBA China

X Financial and NBA China announced today a multi-year marketing partnership that makes the company an official marketing partner of NBA China. X Financial is a leading technology-driven personal finance company in China, and it is NBA China’s first time cooperating with a company

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Crushed By China’s P2P Crackdowns, Lufax’s Global Strategy Is Now Robo-Advisors

Just in March, Lufax had big aspirations towards launching an IPO that they hoped would raise its valuation to USD60 billion, a huge jump from when the company last valued at US$ 18.5 billion in 2016. Unfortunately, a rampant slew of Peer-to-Peer

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Hong Kong is Wild Card for Tech Startups, Meanwhile Shenzhen and Beijing Tops the List

Colliers released its latest research report Top Locations in Asia’s Technology sector. The report, based on a comprehensive study of 16 cities in developed and emerging markets across Asia, examines nearly 50 criteria across a spectrum of socio-economic, property and human factors

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