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Sharmila Ganapathy

B2B Copywriter | Editor | Media Consultant

Location icon Malaysia

I'm a freelance B2B copywriter and editor, and media consultant.

Digital News Asia
Should Axiata stay or leave?

Players who left India after pumping in investments include NTT Docomo and Etisalat Good for Axiata to lower their stake, sell it off as India is going to be more competitive THE now-defunct British rock group The Clash has a famous song from its 1982 album Combat Rock titled 'Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?'

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Bringing the nation up to speed

Investment in the NFCP will be a joint effort by the public and private sectors Challenges remain in terms of rural affordability and state authority co-operation "YOUR pride for your country should not come after your country becomes great; your country becomes great because of your pride in it."

Fintech companies ask regulators for more openness to develop the SEA market

The challenge facing many fintech players is that the regulators they deal with are not open enough, thus hindering their growth and expansion plans. This was one of the conclusions drawn by major fintech companies' representatives at the panel "Islamic finance in the digital era" during the SCxSC Fintech Conference 2019.

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A robo alternative for savvy investors

43% of Malaysians' gross assets are in cash Hong Kong, Australia and Indonesia are potential markets for expansion IN MALAYSIA, there are very few investment avenues for the average man on the street who has little money to invest. Sure, there are the trusty old fixed deposit and unit trust options, however even these require upfront investments that many can't afford.

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Fintech startups no threat to HSBC

Global banking group HSBC views fintech startups as an opportunity to drive the financial services business forward.

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Protecting Android users in Southeast Asia

Higher rates of users being affected by potentially harmful applications in SEA There are cultural aspects related to the use of some security technologies ACCORDING to the report Digital in 2017: Southeast Asia by Hootsuite and We Are Social, there were over 4.9 billion unique mobile users worldwide as of January 2017.

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Telcos call for regulation of OTT players

Both consumers and OTT players should be taxed Regulation timing is key so innovation is not stifled FOR better or for worse, over-the-top (OTT) players such as Skype, iflix, Netflix and WhatsApp are here to stay, if the players and consumers have their way.

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An accelerator that strengthens businesses

Actual focus is on trying to implement new technology Google has built for startups Provides opportunity to learn from other emerging market startups AS TECHNOLOGY startups from Southeast Asia become more prevalent, so have funding options and accelerator programmes to support the startup ecosystem in this region.

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Fintech still has a long way to go

Fintech is vulnerable to cybercrime, money laundering and other risks Startups can't enter this space without a broad understanding of rules, regulations THERE has been a lot of hype about fintech in recent years, including the buzz that fintech may render banks and other financial institutions obsolete one day.

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From Bollywood to Wall Street to clever recruitment

HackerTrail uses data and clever technology to source and pre-qualify candidates. Plans to expand to Malaysia by year-end IN THE world of startups, the journey is straightforward for some, but not for others. Mumbai native Tushar Tejuja belongs to the second category.