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Alibaba Adds Freight Service, Includes Trade Financing Solution as Part of the Package

Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), one of the largest tech firms in the world, has announced a new shipping service that includes a trade financing option. The financing is provided in partnership with MTS a Fintech that offers “credit as a service.” Alibaba Freight seeks to engage with… Read More

Fintech Firm Ant Financial Partners Myanmar’s Wave Money to Promote Financial Inclusion for the Underbanked

Ant Financial, the Fintech division of Chinese multinational e-commerce giant Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA), has teamed up with Digital Money Myanmar (Wave Money), in order to promote financial inclusion and help the country’s unbanked and underbanked population. Ant Financial will offer its expertise in mobile and… Read More

Blockchain Adoption: Nearly All of China’s Largest Financial Institutions are Using Distributed Ledger Technology

Over 70 Chinese financial services companies, including all state-managed banking institutions and the nation’s largest technology firms, are currently using some type of blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled financial applications. This, according to the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), a multinational Chinese… Read More

HSBC Partners with Chinese Logistics Firm Cainiao to Offer Faster Trade Finance Loans via Alibaba’s Tmall Platform

HSBC, a British multinational bank and financial services holding company with over $2.5 trillion in total assets, has teamed up with Cainiao, a China-based logistics company, in order to provide faster trade finance loans to merchants via Alibaba’s Tmall platform in Hong Kong. HSBC will… Read More

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Alibaba’s DingTalk Builds International Medical Expert Communication Platform to Help Combat the Outbreak of COVID-19 On March 19th, Alibaba’s DingTalk launched the International Medical Expert Communication Platform. It provides a means of free communication, hosted on Alibaba Cloud, for medical workers all around the world… Read More

80% of Chinese Banks to Integrate Fintech Solutions from Cloud Market: Report

Approximately 80% of all Chinese banks will acquire and integrate Fintech solutions from the cloud market, according to International Data Corporation (IDC), a leading multinational market intelligence company.  China’s Fintech sector is known for quickly adopting a broad range of information technologies including cloud computing,… Read More

Indonesia E-Commerce Marketplace Tokopedia Set to Finalize $1.5 Billion Round from Softbank, Alibaba, Temasek

Tokopedia, an Indonesia-based e-commerce marketplace, is reportedly in the final stages of closing an investment round valued at around $1.5 billion from Japan’s Softbank, China’s Alibaba Group and Singapore-based Temasek. The Tokopedia marketplace, which is notably the largest of its kind in Indonesia, is now… Read More

Chinese Fintech Ant Financial Is Working with Several Banks to Revive its IPO Plans: Report

Ant Financial is reportedly working with several banking institutions in order to revive its plans for conducting an initial public offering (IPO). The Fintech company’s decision to go public has come more than a year after China’s leading mobile payments firm postponed the process after… Read More

Asian Fintech Firm Ant Financial Ranked China’s Fifth Most Valuable Private Company

Asian Fintech firm Ant Financial, a subsidiary of e-commerce giant Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), has reportedly been ranked China’s fifth most valuable privately-held company. According to an inaugural rankings report released by Hurun, which is primarily known for publishing China’s list of wealth individuals, Ant Financial is… Read More

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46 Innovative Financial Services & Products From 77 Entities Accepted into Beijing Fintech Sandbox On December 7th, Beijing Municipal Bureau of Financial Work held a Fintech seminar in Beijing. Zhicheng Zeng, an official from the People’s Bank of China, revealed in a speech that 46… Read More

Alipay is the Largest Mobile Payment Platform in the World and they Just Killed it on Singles Day

Alipay, part of Ant Financial / Alibaba, just had a gangbusters day as all of the transactions for Singles Day were processed through the payment platform. More than five years ago, Alipay topped PayPal to become the world leader in mobile payments – something that… Read More

Free Bitcoin: Lolli Partners with Alibaba on Singles Day to Provide Bitcoin Back on Purchases

Alibaba’s annual Singles Day has turned into a huge event in China. Headlines today indicate that singles day has delivered a record-setting amount of transactions as sales top a whopping $38 billion. According to Alibaba, $1 billion was settled via Alibaba’s Fintech platform Alipay within… Read More

Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Says Facebook’s Libra Stablecoin Might Pose A Threat to Other Digital Payments Platforms

Shenzhen-based Tencent, an internet service portal that provides mobile, telecom, and online advertising services, has stated that the proposed launch of the Facebook-led Libra project could pose a threat to existing digital payment platforms. Tencent’s management noted in a recently published blockchain whitepaper that the… Read More

Alibaba’s Ant Financial Partners With Bayer Crop Science to Develop Blockchain-based Agricultural Monitoring Product

Ant Financial Services Group, an affiliate company of the Chinese Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA), is teaming up with Bayer Crop Science to create a blockchain-enabled platform for monitoring agricultural product. Ant Financial and Bayer Crop signed a letter of intent to leverage blockchain technology to develop… Read More

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The People’s Bank of China Issues “China Rural Financial Services Report (2018)” On September 19th, the People’s Bank of China issued the “China Rural Financial Services Report (2018)” (hereinafter referred to as the “Report”). The report provides a detailed review of the development of China’s… Read More

LendingClub Fills Board of Directors Slot with former Alibaba Executive Michael Zeisser

LendingClub (NYSE: LC), has filled a vacant board of directors position with Michael Zeisser – a former executive with Alibaba. According to a release, Zeisser will serve on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee. Zeisser has an interesting resume. Until April… Read More

Alibaba Acquires Kaola for $2 Billion from Entertainment Giant NetEase, Creates China’s Largest International E-commerce Platform

Chinese multinational conglomerate Alibaba Group has acquired Kaola for approximately $2 billion from Hangzhou-based entertainment giant NetEase. The acquisition has created the largest cross-border e-commerce platform in China, according to Alibaba’s management. Commenting on Alibaba Group’s latest acquisition, company chief executive Daniel Zhang said:  “With… Read More

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People’s Bank of China Publishes Trial Regulatory Measures on Financial Holding Companies On July 26th, the People’s Bank of China (PBC) published the Trial Measures on Supervision and Regulation of Financial Holding Companies (Exposure Draft) (hereinafter referred to as the Measures) and sought for feedback… Read More

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Online Insurance Platform Wukongbao Secures a New Round of Financing from 58 Group, Plum Ventures and Yeepay On June 20th, online insurance platform Wukongbao announced that it had received a new round of financing. Participants in the investment included 58 Group, Yeepay, and Plum Ventures…. Read More

Hong Kong Fintech Update

Invest Hong Kong Appoints New Head of Fintech King Leung has been appointed Head of Fintech at InvestHK which took effect in early May. Leung will lead a specialist Fintech team with the objective of attracting top innovativeFfintech companies, entrepreneurs, investors, accelerators and R&D institutions… Read More

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