Here are the key headlines for this morning:
1. DHL poised to shake up Southeast Asia ecommerce
“We want to become a true enabler for the smallest companies to the very largest ecommerce players,” Charles Brewer, the CEO of DHL eCommerce. DHL’s rising focus on Southeast Asia will certainly light the fire under SingPost, its closest analogue in the region, as well as competitors big and small like Ta-Q-Bin, Go-Jek, and Ninja Van. Read the rest of the story here.
2. 2C2P expands APAC presence to south and central Asia
2C2P will process online and offline payment transactions for Himalayan Bank Limited (HBL), Nepal’s largest private bank, Nepal Airlines, the national flag carrier of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, and Air Astana, the principal airline and flag carrier of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
3. APAC consumers shop more on mobile
“Many markets in APAC are mobile-first, and consumers are now mature online buyers with more discerning tastes than the global average,” says Miranda Dimopoulos, CEO IAB Singapore. Read the rest of the story here.