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Alibaba made a splash over the summer with the launch of its online banking platform MYbank, further demonstrating the company’s commitment to expand into the financial industry. This comes in the midst of an all but exploding peer-to-peer (P2P) lending startup scene in China, in which private enterprises such as...

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Indonesia has been designated the top ASEAN travel destination to be highlighted during the upcoming MATTA Travel Fair in Kuala Lumpur from September 4–6. The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) holds this biannual event to attract tourism in the region by showcasing airlines, tour operators, tourism...

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Uber took steps to avoid the coming ride-share crackdown in the Philippines after applying for and receiving accreditation (as of today) with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)—something that they have been under increased pressure to do, after protests from regular taxi operators in the country. “The...

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Recently making headlines is the efficient (and mostly) unmanned factory of China’s Changying Precision Technology Company. Located in the southern city of Dongguan, the factory manufactures cell phone modules and has robots handling production. Consisting of 10 production lines, the factory runs 24/7. Previously, this would have required a...

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It has been a rough year for Thai Airways. Numerous of the airline’s routes are operating at a loss, its safety standards have been “red flagged” for failing to meet international standards, and there is growing government pressure to replace its aging aircraft. All in, not exactly a banner...

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