Payments: Looking Back at 2018 and Forward to 2019

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This week: Alibaba Just Gave Chinese Youth Another Reason to Never Leave Their Desk, Thousands Take to Hong Kong Streets for Pro-democracy Rally and Payments: Looking Back at 2018 and Forward to 2019.

Welcome to GFA Pulse #205


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Business News From Around Asia

Alibaba Just Gave Chinese Youth Another Reason to Never Leave Their Desk
People in China have a host of reasons not to go outdoors these days. They may be too busy to leave their office, wary of air pollution or have chosen to live isolated lives. Among them is an expanding young consumer base that prefers to dwell in the virtual world of video games, animes and comics over the tangible reality.

Thousands Take to Hong Kong Streets for Pro-democracy Rally
The Civil Human Rights Front, an umbrella group of pro-democracy parties and groups, said on Tuesday that it would comply with the restriction on displaying the symbols outside the government headquarters.

Payments: Looking Back at 2018 and Forward to 2019
The state of payments is constantly evolving, and this past year has brought several major trends that will impact the direction of the industry for years to come. These major developments also point to the trends we anticipate will be the biggest drivers in payments for 2019.

From the Global From Asia Media Desk

This week’s podcast
Join us as we tackle about the differences of Blockchain and Crypto (currencies).

The Blockchain Situation in Japan with Kohei Kurihara

This week’s blog post

China is indeed a booming economy with unending opportunities. The proposed tax reform simply relieves the tax burden of small and medium sized enterprises as well as middle and low-income individuals while optimizing the business environment through higher consumption.
Loadpipe is an IT company providing supply chain solutions across borders. will check out your current products on various Chinese factory websites and give you an analysis report.
This video briefly explains what Currenxie is. This video aims to explain how Currenxie offers efficient FX and cross-border payment solutions in trade.

Currenxie: Competitive Digital Finance

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