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The ups and downs of tech in 2021

January 02, 2021 5:00 AM

Last year was like no other for digital payments. As economies came to a standstill, consumers pivoted to online shopping and businesses turned to remote delivery and digital acceptance.

Launch of WhatsApp payments expected to boost growing digital payments in India

November 17, 2020 2:36 PM

NEW DELHI - Digital payments in India registered significant growth in recent months amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a trend likely to be further reinforced with the launch of a payment facility on WhatsApp earlier this month.

Japan Suga advisers call for reform, digitalisation to revive pandemic-hit economy

October 06, 2020 5:06 PM

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Private-sector advisers to Japanese premier Yoshihide Suga urged the government on Tuesday (Oct 6) to revive the economy with regulatory reform and digitalisation, and set out a path to restoring fiscal health after the hard blow of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Asia's digital economy needs a clear global tax framework: Jakarta Post columnist

September 30, 2020 12:05 PM

In the article, the writer says that a lack of consensus on a global tax framework could widen the digital divide even further by restricting investments, cross border trade and access to innovations for many communities.

Japan PM Suga aims to compile basic policy on new digital agency by year-end

September 23, 2020 4:23 PM

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday (Sept 23) he wanted to compile a basic policy on a new digital agency by the end of this year and submit necessary bills to next year's ordinary session of parliament.

Suga directs govt to speed up plans for new digital agency

September 19, 2020 5:00 AM

TOKYO • Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has asked the government to speed up preparations for his flagship new digital agency, his Digital Minister said yesterday, which a newspaper said he aims to get up and running by the autumn of next year.

World leaders sign up to Osaka Track on digital rules

June 29, 2019 5:00 AM

OSAKA • World leaders yesterday adopted the Osaka Track to formulate rules on digital governance under the concept of "data free flow with trust".

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