Posts Categorized: Business



A conversation with founder and CEO of CXA Group, Rosaline Koo (VIDEO)

Some of you loyal readers might recall that we started a female entrepreneurship series a couple of years back and attempted to bring some v...

  • May 12, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Despite cold shoulder from banks, China’s bitcoin exchanges find new ways to survive (UPDATED)

The prospect of rebuilding what was once the world's largest bitcoin market looks much more difficult, but not impossible.

  • April 25, 2014
  • at 8:45 pm
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Crowdsourcing marketplace DesignCrowd expands to Philippines, aims to woo small businesses

DesignCrowd has opened an office in the Philippines and launched the DesignCrowd Philippines site.

  • April 24, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Indonesia’s central bank seeks to boost epayments industry with updated regulations

The regulatory revision also clarifies some details for epayment players, such as definitions, legal permissions, and responsibilities.

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 6:16 pm
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Xiaomi to build new campus in Beijing

Xiaomi wants to sell 100 million phones in 2015, tall task to equal Lenovo

Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million smartphones next year, according to Sina Tech. Founder and CEO Lei Jun commented on the number at the recen...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Foodpanda CEO: we want to be the Facebook of food ordering; here’s how we’ll do it

Rocket Internet, the tech startup incubator that many love to hate, has produced many well-known startups. It’s the company behind many b...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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Telenor and Dtac to invest $3 million in boosting Thailand’s startup ecosystem with new accelerator

Now all three of Thailand’s main telcos are helping the Thai startup ecosystem grow with their own accelerator programs. Today, Telenor’...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Thailand now has free wi-fi available at 6 main airports

Last December, the group called Airports of Thailand (AOT) promised that the six airports it operates would get free wi-fi this year. The da...

  • March 4, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Bitcoin in the shitter

Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange ends week of turmoil, files for bankruptcy

Exactly one week after shutting down under mysterious circumstances, causing a huge drop in Bitcoin prices, the Tokyo-based Mt. Gox Bitcoin ...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 7:27 pm
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China’s Alibaba finally files for US IPO

The company is expected to raise more than US$15 billion, and Bloomberg estimates its valuation at US$170 billion.

  • May 7, 2014
  • at 9:05 am
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Baidu rebrands online finance service, introduces loans

Baidu today officially rebranded its financial services branch changing the name from "Baidu Licai" to "Baidu Jinrong"

  • April 25, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Rocket Internet and Qatar’s Ooredoo team up to create an ecommerce empire in Asia

The two companies will join forces to create Asia Internet Holding, which will cover Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indon...

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Indonesian government toys with imposing 20% import taxes on foreign-made smartphones

The ministry reasons that they need to protect the local handset manufacturers from the onslaught of overseas brands flooding the country. T...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 5:33 pm
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How a musician-turned-entrepreneur built a company that generates over $400 million per year

In Japan, people in the IT industry will have heard of Koki Sato, CEO & President at Septeni Holdings.

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 1:20 pm
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Despite running at a loss, JD valuation jumps to $15.7 billion ahead of US listing

JD.com (a.k.a. Jingdong) updated its SEC prospectus today, showing the company’s equity valuation nearly doubled since December to U...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 12:04 pm
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Vietnam’s Central Bank officially does not support Bitcoin

Bitcoin is once again illegal in another country in Asia and it's Vietnam this time. It looks like the whole continent is going to ban the c...

  • March 4, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Mt Gox alleges theft and hacking in Bitcoin heist, considers re-starting trading

Mt Gox alleges theft and hacking in huge Bitcoin heist, considers re-starting trading

After filing for bankruptcy protection at the end of last week, the embattled Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has posted a statement to its site ex...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 5:57 pm
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Hong Kong startup plans to open a local Bitcoin ATM network

Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange HKCEx (Hong Kong Crypto Exchange) says it plans to set up a series of Bitcoin ATMs at some of the largest...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 12:03 pm
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