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Nepal bans Alipay, WeChat Pay

May 21, 2019 - 9:40 PM

(UPDATED) Nepal's central bank says Alipay and WeChat Pay are banned 'because the country is losing foreign currency earnings' through usage of the Chinese digital payment platforms

Alipay and wechat QR codes for online payment are displayed as a vendor (L) receives money from a customer at a meat stall in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province on August 9, 2018. - The consumer price index (CPI), an important barometer of retail inflation, rose 2.1 percent on-year, from 1.9 percent in June and slightly higher than the 2.0 percent forecast. (Photo by - / AFP) / China OUT / “The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by - has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [correcting positioning of vendor from R to L]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.”

Coins.ph, GCash, GrabPay, PayMaya: Who’s leading the mobile payments war in PH?

Apr 02, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Take a close look at how the competition is playing out so far

Why the Philippines has been slow to adopt e-wallets

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:42 PM

And why that's about to change

Globe works to make GCash compatible with Alipay

Apr 22, 2018 - 7:55 PM

GCash and Alipay launch a new QR code for Chinese Alipay users in the Philippines, while Filipino GCash users would eventually be able to pay via their digital wallets in China, too

GCash-Alipay-integration Photo from Mynt.

Competition policy enforcement in the digital age

Sep 30, 2017 - 11:26 AM

The decisions to be made by the Philippine Competition Commission in coming months, as it fully implements the Philippine Competition Act, will set the tone for competition regulation in Philippine markets

Alibaba unit invests $200M in South Korea's Kakao Pay

Feb 21, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The investment is part of a larger strategic partnership to connect Ant Financial s 450 million users worldwide with Kakao Pay

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 9: Jack Ma, Chairman of Alibaba Group, speaks with reporters following his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, January 9, 2017 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Jack Ma's Ant Financial invests in Globe's Mynt

Feb 18, 2017 - 9:04 PM

The deal represents the Alibaba group s first investment in the Philippines and gives Mynt access to the digital payment giant s technology to improve its GCash service

Reddest red envelope: Chinese Communist party hands out cash

Feb 05, 2016 - 3:37 PM

A total of 300 000 yuan is being made available over 3 days on Alipay the online payment service of Alibaba founded by Jack Ma one of China s richest men