Fixed fees on e-wallet transactions could spell trouble for digital payment processors in Indonesia

According to five sources familiar with Indonesia’s move, Jakarta plans on imposing fixed fees on select e-wallet transactions. The move could potential choke key revenue streams and raise costs for payment startups. Providers of e-wallet services in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, currently customize fees for vendors: while they charge a premium from big retailers…

Thallium hacking group stole nuclear related info: Microsoft

In a statement, Microsoft Corp disclosed, a hacking group called “Thallium” has taken control of web domains to steal nuclear related data. In a blog post, Microsoft stated, Thallium, believed to be operating from North Korea, targeted government employees, university staff members, think tanks, and individuals working on nuclear proliferation issues, among others. Most of…

Ride Hailing Firm Grab And Teleco Singtel To Jointly Apply Digital Bank License In Singapore

The ride-hailing company Grab has decided to get in to the business of digital banking and it has announced that it will be applying for a digital full bank license in Singapore in partnership with the country’s major telecommunication services providers, Singtel. According to a joint statement of the companies, the new consortium that would…

Local partnerships: a must-have for international bids

The international military equipment market is sizzling, with rearmament phases occurring in many countries, and constant increases in technological capacities. But military potential is not limited to industrial capacity to build equipment, as industries also need to develop their capacity to sell their products. Local partnerships, so far, seem the best way to guarantee the…