Japan, ASEAN to integrate QR code payments by 2025 – report

Five ASEAN member countries, namely Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Philippines, signed a memorandum of understanding on payment integration between the countries in 2022 and began interaction in several areas.

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Japanese tech firms eye Thailand’s 2 trillion baht digital economy

With the recent shift of some of the world's largest technology companies' supply chains out of China and into Southeast Asian markets like Vietnam, the whole region is poised to become more prominent in the global technology landscape. Countries like Thailand are likely to benefit from this trend, and companies that establish a presence in these markets…

Daiwa VC fund manager DCI Partners launches $135M fund to accelerate drug discovery

Tokyo-based DCI Partners, a venture fund manager of Daiwa Securities Group, has announced the launch of Daiwa Taiwan-Japan BioVenture Investment Limited Partnership II, a $135 million (JPY 14 billion) investment fund intended for drug discovery.

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Singapore AI startup gets series A funding to go global

With the cash, Sentient.io is expanding to Japan, Indonesia, and the US.