Grab should rework strategies to keep the market in balance

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Go-Jek’s entry offers Grab a chance to rethink its approach. It should hold fast on incentives and price both supply and demand according to sound economic principles that ensure some profit for everyone, including itself.

Indonesia Crunch | Law as a weapon

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Indonesia’s Supreme Court has sentenced a teacher, Baiq Nuril Maknun, to six months’ imprisonment and a fine on charges of ‘violating decency’.


Wall Street needs to draw caution, especially concerning China

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China’s stock market isn’t easy pickings for foreigners, and regulators increasingly are asking brokerages to avoid issuing negative reports.


One year after IPO, have Sea and Razer delivered on their promise to shareholders?

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As other unicorns in the region mull a potential listing, it is time to look at how Sea and Razer have performed in the public markets.


Vietnam’s new cyber laws may slow down digital economy growth

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The proposed cyber security law, if approved next year without amendments, will require internet companies like Google and Facebook to open offices and store users’ data in the country.


Guest post | Capital markets in Asia need alternative sources of credit

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In addition to an evolution of its public credit markets, Asia needs “alternative” credit solutions to capture economic growth, notes Värde Partners partner and co-CIO Ilfryn Carstairs.


Did Walmart prioritise closing Flipkart deal over Binny Bansal probe?

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In July, Walmart received a complaint from a former Flipkart employee against Binny Bansal alleging sexual misconduct.


Why Alibaba’s Singles Day is a meaningless shopping event

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The figure that grabs all the headlines is gross merchandise value (GMV), which is the world’s most useless financial metric. An examination of the correlation between GMV and revenue shows that there isn’t one.


Indonesia Crunch | What the blockchain wants

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Freischlad writes about blockchain, what’s new in Indonesia this week and her recommended reads.


Asian firms own stakes in half of Vietnam’s licensed payment services

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The fragmented market has more than 40 payment companies but there is still no clear winner in sight.