India 2016: Top e-commerce trends and companies to watch

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In 2016, entrepreneurs in the consumer technology space will continue to transform lives of consumers in India

India 2016: Fintech is booming & here to stay

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The world has come to the brink almost every year for 10 years and yet investors with a five-to-seven-year horizon are in the green with their investments. Ignore the noise and stay with your plan. If you don’t have one, get one


Thailand 2016: Top trends to look out for in nascent but fast-growing e-commerce market

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Thailand’s e-commerce market is set for booming growth in 2016 riding on the back of the recent launch of fourth-generation (4G) services.


Vietnam 2015: E-commerce scene sees shutdowns & failures even as more investors rush in

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Vietnam is home to some 90 million people, with more than 40 per cent of the population being Internet users. It poses great opportunities for online businesses like e-commerce to grow vigorously. Vietnam was the smallest B2C e-commerce market in Southeast Asia two years ago, but online trade is gaining momentum in… Read more »


India 2015: A record year for fintech with $1.2b funding & 174 new company launches

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In the past three years, global investors have plowed more than $10 billion into India’s consumer internet companies, fueling a boom in startups that create apps


Rocket Internet is finding Asia a hard market to crack

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Rocket Internet SE, Europe’s largest startup factory, has found that its one-strategy-fits-all approach might not be working in less-organised, high-growth Asian markets. This year, its portfolio has barely changed at $6.7b in the first nine months.


India: Uber apes rival Ola, starts to lease cars to drivers

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Ride-hailing company Uber has started leasing cars to drivers in India, borrowing a page from the play book of its larger rival Ola, as it seeks to expand market share. The leasing programme, aimed at attracting more drivers to its platform, is being tested in select cities such as Delhi,… Read more »


Twitter clarifies definition of banned content, abusive behaviour

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The social media company disclosed the changes in a blog post, following rising criticism it was not doing enough to thwart Islamic State’s use of the site for propaganda and recruitment.


India: Foodpanda to halt food delivery in 6 cities, fires 500 employees

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The layoffs have taken place across sales, marketing, vendor service, customer delight, business intelligence and call centre


India: Flush with funds, Snapdeal to invest in logistics, data analytics to speed up delivery

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Online marketplace Snapdeal, backed by Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp and others, will spend more on logistics and technology to better compete with Flipkart and Amazon’s Indian unit, its co-founder said on Monday. Shopping online is becoming more popular in India due to the rising use of cheaper smartphones and e-commerce… Read more »