Here’s what you should know for today.

1. Thai ecommerce sector expected to expand by 20% this year

The bullish forecast came as it was revealed the Southeast Asia ecommerce market in 2015 was worth $900 million (Bt31.7 billion) and is forecast to grow up to 16 times that figure , to about $11 billion by 2025.

The Electronic Transactions Development Agency has forecast that the total ecommerce market in Thailand this year will be worth Bt2.52 trillion.

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2. Kuvera Capital Group leads $3m round in Thai digital consultancy D8ii

Thailand-based investment firm Kuvera Capital Group announced today to lead the investment of $3 million in D8ii Ltd, a digital consultancy, tech and innovation solutions firm in Thailand. The deal will aim to capture at least 10% of this market and becoming a brand leader; a go-to tech partner with international standing that will drive Thai enterprise to the next level.

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3. Rocket Internet opens its first engineering hub in Asia

Rocket Internet is increasing its focus on Asia after it opened its first engineering hub in the region.

The center is located in Bangkok, and otwill house a tech team that carries out work for Rocket Internet’s portfolio of startups. The firm currently has 20 people at the base in Thailand, and it said it plans to more than double that headcount before the end of this year.

The focus is very much on mobile, given that it dominates Asia as the primary method of internet connectivity.

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