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Will Facebook Marketplace Be the Next E-Commerce Heavyweight in Vietnam?

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Facebook, the largest social media platform in the world is the first social network to surpass 1 billion registered accounts, currently sitting at 1.87 billion monthly active users at the start of 2017. After launching in 2004, Facebook has gone from strength to strength providing users with the ability to share photos and videos, post comments, and advertise products or …

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Vietnam: The changing payment landscape

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In Vietnam the world of payments and commerce is being transformed. Consumers are using their mobile devices to compare products and prices, actively search for deals or vouchers and purchase goods and services from around the world. The rate of online shopping in Vietnam is low compared to other countries in the world but is growing rapidly. In 2016, Vietnam’s …

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An interview with Khoa Doan, Director of Consumer Insights from Nielsen

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We recently caught up with the Director of Consumer Insights at Nielsen, Khoa Doan. In our conversation we discussed some of the challenges facing the future of the Vietnamese market, and why the topic of changing consumer needs in Vietnam is close to his heart.   Could you share something about yourself with our readers? I am a seasoned researcher …

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How are Technology Trends Shaping E-Commerce in Vietnam?

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E-Commerce has come a long way since its inception in 1972, when two students at MIT and Stanford used the 3 year old ARPANET network to transact over a small bag of marijuana. Shoot forward 45 years and the industry has evolved to a near $2 trillion dollar global market with products from houses and cars to groceries and clothes sold …

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An interview with Warren Cammack, Head of Innovation at Vietnam International Bank

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We recently caught up with the Head of Innovation at Vietnam International Bank (VIB) and General Manager of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Mr Warren Cammack. In our conversation we discussed some of the critical challenges facing the future of digital payments in Vietnam, and why this topic is close to his heart. 1. Could you share something about yourself with our …

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An interview with the CEO of Tiki, Tran Ngoc Thai Son

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We recently caught up with Chief Executive Officer of major Vietnamese e-commerce player Tiki, Mr Tran Ngoc Thai Son. In our conversation we discussed some of the critical challenges facing the growth of e-commerce in Vietnam, and what keeps him striving to better serve millions of Vietnamese households. Could you share something about yourself with our readers? I have the …

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Payments: The Hidden Game Changer in eCommerce

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In today’s highly competitive e-commerce landscape, generating awareness, driving sales and building brand equity are some of the top priorities for online businesses. One thing that most merchants don’t realize is the integral role that payments play in the daily operation of their businesses. As the final stop on the conversion funnel, the payment phase is a very important component …

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Microsoft and AMIS launch Asia’s first blockchain consortium

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Guest post by Banking Technology, a media partner of Seamless Asia 2017 Microsoft has teamed with AMIS and the Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan (ITRI) to form Asia’s “first” consortium blockchain network on Azure. They will use AMIS’s blockchain solutions with Azure as the cloud platform – “the only platform with BaaS” (Banking-as-a-Service). Azure will provide public, private and hybrid …

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Move over, London and Berlin, Singapore’s fintech ecosystem is surging ahead

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Guest post by Banking Technology, the media partner of Seamless Asia 2017 There are several studies at the moment analysing and ranking a number of the fintech ecosystems, but at the end of the day, I believe it is a matter of personal opinion. Some start-ups and skills will thrive within one ecosystem, whereas they may struggle in another. In my …