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A call to the boss: Indonesia contends with aggressive Chinese online lenders

21 Sep 2018

JAKARTA/BEIJING Indonesian authorities have generally opened their arms to fintech companies offering online loans in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, viewing them as a way of getting credit to tens of millions of people often unable to access bank lending.

Go-Jek aims to raise $2 billion for Southeast Asia expansion: sources

17 Sep 2018

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek is seeking to raise about $2 billion from existing investors, including Tencent Holdings Ltd and JD.com, to fund its expansion plans in Southeast Asia, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Indonesia's Go-Jek invests in online media startup as part of expansion

08 Sep 2018

JAKARTA Indonesian ride-hailing and online payment company Go-Jek has invested in digital media startup Kumparan as part of its expansion into online content, it said.

Esports - Move to less violent games for 2022 Asiad: Alisport CEO

02 Sep 2018

JAKARTA Esports will shift away from violent content and towards sports- focused titles for the 2022 Asian Games, the CEO of Chinese tech giant Alibaba's sports arm told Reuters on Sunday.

At Asian Games, the battle for Southeast Asia's esports market begins

24 Aug 2018

JAKARTA/BANGKOK "Slay the dragon!" Thailand's national coach yells, rallying his players as they rehearse an elaborate assault for the 2018 Asian Games.

Indonesia's Go-Jek close to profits in all segments, except transport: CEO

18 Aug 2018

JAKARTA Go-Jek, Indonesia's first billion-dollar startup, is "extremely close" to achieving profitability in all its segments, except transportation, its founder and CEO Nadiem Makarim told Reuters.

Indonesia's Go-Jek close to profits in all segments, except transport: CEO

17 Aug 2018

JAKARTA Go-Jek, Indonesia's first billion-dollar startup, is "extremely close" to achieving profitability in all its segments, except transportation, its founder and CEO Nadiem Makarim told Reuters.

Indonesia's Go-Jek close to profits in all segments, except transport -CEO

17 Aug 2018

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Euro zone bond yields sink as bloc's inflation slows unexpectedly

03 May 2018

LONDON Euro zone government bond yields dropped across the board on Thursday after a report showed April inflation in the region slowed, a headache for the European Central Bank as it looks to unwind monetary stimulus later this year.

Southern Europe bond spreads defy the odds even as ECB pullback looms

03 May 2018

LONDON At a time when the impending withdrawal of European Central Bank stimulus was expected to hurt southern European bond markets, so-called "peripheral" euro zone debt continues to outperform its higher-rated peers.

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