Great Reads


Check out some of these articles that are worth your time!  We will be closing in on these topics in GPS 2018 too. Send us your inputs and thoughts!


Reuters: Mobile payment firms struggle to dethrone cash in Southeast Asia

Bloomberg: Singapore’s Biggest Bank Takes on China Giants in Fintech Battle

AseanToday: The rise of QR code payments in ASEAN

FT: China emerges as Asia’s surprise leader on data protection

McKinseyReport: Reaching Asia’s digital banking customers



PYMTS: Southeast Asia’s Real-Time Payments Push

The Star MY: Bank Negara’s MyClear merges with MEPS to form PayNet

SWIFT: SWIFT unveils industry’s first ever cross-border payments tracker

TechCrunch Indonesia’s Uber rival Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion led by Tencent at a $3 billion valuation

CoinDesk : Too Easy? Critics Take Aim at Ethereum Token Standard Amid ICO Boom

The Hindu: India top remittance-receiving country in 2016: UN reportMAS paper “Project Ubin: SGD on Distributed Ledger”.

MAS paper “Project Ubin: SGD on Distributed Ledger”.

Chris Skinner’s 50 Hottest Fintech Firms in 2017

Bank of Thailand’s Financial Sector Master Plan Phase III (2016-2020)

HBR “The Truth About Blockchain”

Banks get ready for a future without cash

Four banks start pilot use of MyInfo platform (BizTimes SG)  

Living Below The Line – (Thailand’s e-Payment to tackle wealth gap) – BangkokPost


Card payment compulsory soon for e-commerce businesses in Vietnam

Grab to acquire Indonesian online payment startup Kudo

China going cashless thanks to fintech boom – Asia Times

11 Trends That Will Shape Southeast Asian Ecommerce in 2017 – aCommerce