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1. E-wallet services boom at airports for Chinese tourists
International airports have become the new battlefield for the country’s top internet companies as they gear up for over-seas expansion by providing Chinese outbound travelers with more e- wallet services. Read the rest of the story here.
2. Paytm plans to build a mini bank inside its app
Paytm’s got challengers on all sides. With its ecommerce site, it competes with Amazon India, Flipkart, and Snapdeal. When it comes to money, it puts up against rapidly evolving banks, including the newly released Unified Payments Interface that lets people transfer money with a single identifier. Read the rest of the story here.
3. Thailand to get ‘Samsung Pay’ this year
The banks and card issuers already confirming their support for the service are Krungthai Card Co, Citibank, Kasikornbank, Bank of Ayudhya, Siam Commercial Bank and Bangkok Bank. Read the rest of the story here.
4. Ten airports introducing Alipay for Chinese tourists
Alipay’s new “Future Airport” program will launch at Munich Airport, Singapore Changi Airport, Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Seoul Incheon International Airport, Auckland Airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport , Hong Kong International Airport, Taoyuan International Airport and Macau International Airport. Read the rest of the story here.