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Exclusive: Grab in talks to merge Indonesian payment firms to overtake Gojek - sources

11 Sep 2019

JAKARTA SoftBank-backed ride hailer Grab is in talks to merge OVO, an Indonesian digital payments firm in which it owns shares, with an Ant Financial-backed local peer to build heft and power ahead of archrival Gojek, people familiar with the matter said.

Xiaomi banks on phone data for finance play in India

23 Aug 2019

JAKARTA/MUMBAI China's Xiaomi is poised to launch a consumer lending business in India in the coming weeks, making an ambitious tilt at the booming financial services market where data privacy concerns and fierce competition present formidable challenges.

Exclusive: WhatsApp in talks to launch mobile payments in Indonesia - sources

20 Aug 2019

JAKARTA Facebook Inc's messaging service WhatsApp is in talks with multiple Indonesian digital payment firms to offer their mobile transaction services, in a bid to tap the nation's fast growing e-commerce sector, people familiar with the matter said.

RPT-SoftBank-backed Tokopedia bets on logistics, AI for Indonesia growth

29 Jul 2019

JAKARTA, July 26 Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Tokopedia is investing in two logistics companies and using artificial intelligence to predict buying behavior as part of an effort to speed delivery and slash shipping costs in the world's biggest archipelago.

SoftBank-backed Tokopedia bets on logistics, AI for Indonesia growth

26 Jul 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Tokopedia is investing in two logistics companies and using artificial intelligence to predict buying behaviour as part of an effort to speed delivery and slash shipping costs in the world's biggest archipelago.

RPT-UPDATE 2-Toyota to invest $2 bln in developing electric vehicles in Indonesia

28 Jun 2019

JAKARTA, June 27 Toyota Motor Corp plans to invest $2 billion to develop electric vehicles (EVs) in Indonesia over the next four years, starting with hybrid vehicles, Indonesia's coordinating ministry for maritime affairs said.

Toyota to invest $2 billion in developing electric vehicles in Indonesia

27 Jun 2019

JAKARTA Toyota Motor Corp plans to invest $2 billion (1.58 billion pounds) to develop electric vehicles (EVs) in Indonesia over the next four years, starting with hybrid vehicles, Indonesia's coordinating ministry for maritime affairs said.

Southeast Asia's first club listing fans hopes of cleaner Indonesia league

18 Jun 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's Bali United this week became the first club in Southeast Asia to list its shares, a move that officials and fans hope could be a step towards developing a league that has been dogged by allegations of corruption.

'We're not Chinese officers': Indonesia fights anti-China disinformation

24 May 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian police arrested a man on Friday accused of creating an anti-Chinese disinformation campaign to incite racial hatred, amid a proliferation of rumours alleging Chinese involvement in post-election unrest that has raised fears of ethnic violence.

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