Southeast Asia E-commerce Business Intelligence
August 16, 2017
August 16, 2017
ASEAN HANDBOOK ON E-COMMERCE AND COMPETITION LAUNCHED
The Competition Commission of Singapore has launched a handbook to help ASEAN member states identify and address potential challenges in enforcing competition law related to e-commerce.
The book aims to provide guidance and support to businesses in the region engaged in e-commerce. It also features collaborations with several ASEAN competition authorities, including Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand on their experience and expertise in dealing with competition issues in the e-commerce sector.
The handbook will help e-commerce businesses – particularly those operating across borders – compete on a level playing field, said Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang. [Read more]
March 2017 - Present
Creation of an European Procurement Share Service Center for 1000 Points of Sales of a big Car repair Network.
France & Belgium
April 2017 - Present
Design the 5 years IT orientations which will support a agricultural company's international strategy.
Strategic review for the financial SSC of an agricultural company.
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Strategic plan and new Information Systems outlines for the Tunisian postal operator.
Analysis of the market and its players for the Vietnamese mobile business.
August 10, 2017
MLABS COLLABORATES WITH THAI COMPANY IN WI-FI, E-COMMERCE VENTURE
Malaysia-based Mlabs Systems Bhd has teamed up with Thai-based Onliner Company Ltd to provide Wi-Fi and e-commerce services in Chatuchak market in Bangkok, Thailand.
Mlabs’s director Prof. Sureswaran Ramadass said the partnership is a stepping stone for Mlabs to spread its wings into Thailand. Meanwhile, Onliner Company said it aims to secure similar projects and is open to work with Mlabs in the future.
Both companies will jointly develop mobile applications that can provide online trading services to tap a large number of visitors at the market. The mobile app will also consist of indoor mapping of Chatuchak as well as live video streaming to showcase goods and services provided at the market. [Read more]
August 10, 2017
THAILAND, CHINA'S E-COMMERCE GIANT JOINTLY PROMOTE THAI PRODUCTS TO CHINA
Thailand's Ministry of Commerce, together with China's second largest e-commerce company Jingdong.com (JD), organized a business matching in Bangkok to help promote Thai products to China.
More than 200 Thai companies joined the event. Products successfully introduced during the business matching will be displayed on Thailand Pavilion, an online platform launched by JD and the Department of International Trade Promotion under the Thai Commerce Ministry, in July to better reach their target consumers.
"China's e-commerce is on the rise. The trend is expected to continue, given that more than 700 million people in China have been connected to the Internet. Cross-border e-commerce becomes a new growth engine as it features safe products, low import barriers and low tax." said Xue Hongxian, manager of JD's business development. [Read more]
August 10, 2017
THE BANK OF THAILAND PLANS QR LAUNCH BY THE END OF AUGUST
The Bank of Thailand is set to announce its standardised quick-response (QR) code at the end of August 2017, allowing consumers to use a single code to make payments through local bank networks.
The standard specifications for QR code payment will aid the country's transformation to a cashless society, in tandem with the Thailand 4.0 model. It will also be applied to the QR code of each bank to support electronic payments, said Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong.
The standardised QR code is seen as a win-win solution for consumers and merchants, as consumers will not need to scan different QR codes in making payments at other banks, while merchants can display only one QR code for such payment. [Read more]
August 08, 2017
FIRST QR CODE PAYMENTS VIA APP PLUS MOBILE POS FOR CARDS
More Filipinos are now experiencing the convenience of the cashless lifestyle as PayMaya Philippines continues to accelerate the rollout of mobile payment technologies in various communities, including over 350 food stalls and lifestyle destinations nationwide already enabled by Smart Wifi.
The latest technology to be introduced is PayMaya Scan-to-Pay the country’s first QR code-enabled mobile payments. The company continues to equip merchants in SmartSpot locations with QR code capabilities, allowing consumers to conveniently pay by simply scanning the QR codes of the merchant through their PayMaya app.
“These are exciting times for mobile payments. We’re partnering with as many communities as we can including SmartSpots merchant establishments. For cashless technologies to work, it’s important to build the ecosystem so we can drive critical volume,” said Orlando B. Vea, President and CEO, PayMaya Philippines. [Read more]
August 09, 2017
INDONESIA ISSUES E-COMMERCE ROAD MAP
Indonesia’s president Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has signed the long-awaited e-commerce road map that will provide guidelines for the country's digital economy sector, Communication and Information Minister Rudiantara said.
He explained that the roadmap was expected to be issued at the end of this year and would not only regulate technology, but also cover issues such as logistics, cyber securities, taxation, human resources development and consumer protection.
"One of the issues in the road map also relates to the payment system by implementing the National Payment Gateway (NPG), which will be under the supervision of Bank Indonesia," Rudiantara said. [Read more]
August 16, 2017
PUBLIC BANK COLLABORATES WITH ALIPAY TO OFFER MOBILE WALLET SERVICES
Public Bank has partnered with and Alibaba Group’s affiliate company Ant Financial Services Group, to offer Alipay mobile wallet services in Malaysia.
Public Bank, which is Malaysia’s third largest bank, said the deal will connect Malaysian merchants with Alipay mobile wallet services, an online and mobile payment solution.
With the expanding business alliance between China and Malaysia, Public Bank said it believes offering the seamless Alipay service to its existing and new merchants will assist to increase their sales in view of the greater opportunity, from the 520 million Alipay active users. Besides, the banks said it also wants to provide Alipay users with good customer experience in Malaysia as it spreads across numerous segments such as shopping, dining, hotel and stays. [Read more]
August 12, 2017
PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO GO FULLY CASHLESS IN 2020
Singapore is aiming to have a fully cashless public transport system by 2020, and a slew of initiatives were announced on Friday (Aug 11) to make this a reality.
Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) and TransitLink announced that cash payments will be phased out in stages from next month, as part of the Smart Nation push.
This includes removing cash top-up options at train stations and bus interchanges for stored-value cards. Instead, payments and top-ups must be done with bank cards and mobile platforms. The announcement follows account-based ticketing (ABT) trials by LTA and Mastercard since March, which have received positive feedback.
ABT allows commuters to tap in and out of public transport with contactless bank cards, such as credit or debit cards, that do not require top-ups. [Read more]