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Weekly Blog, January 20th 2021

As the pandemic was announced resulted from the COVID-19 virus spread, some countries in the region of Asia underwent significant improvements in the adoption rates of the local real-time payment solutions. For example, in Japan, the Core Time System saw the largest year-on-year value growth of instant transactions in March 2020 (15.5%), compared to five months before and seven after, where some rates were even below zero, according to Zengin in November 2020. Another winner was the Philippine InstaPay that between January 2020 and June 2020 saw 157% rise in... Read more

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Weekly Blog, November 4th 2020

The health crisis and lockdown measures influenced online gambling activities. In several countries, people increased their online betting or signed up on gambling portals. According to a June-July survey by The Australian Gambling Research Centre attached to Australian Institute of Family Studie... Read more

Weekly Blog, November 11th 2020

Accelerated by COVID-19, use of cryptocurrencies grows globally. For example, China launched its digital currency pilot program in April 2020 in three cities, planning to gradually expand it to other 28. In early November Nikkei Asia reported that China’s trial program of cryptocurrency has been successful so far. Chinese central bank’s governor stated... Read more

Weekly Blog, November 18th 2020

As lockdown rules and safety measures return globally, the online grocery sector continues to expand. Ocado, popular British online supermarket, increased its expectations for annual profit in 2020, as reported by The Guardian in early November 2020. Profits expected to be generated by Ocado Retail division. Read more

Weekly Blog, September 23rd 2020

Weekly Blog, November 25th 2020

Since many people tend to avoid unnecessary contact with other people and objects during the coronavirus outbreak, different digital solutions have appeared or become popular. In late 2017, Amazon introduced Amazon Key option for its customers owning smart door locks. This offer provided delivery drivers with a one-time code... Read more

Weekly Blog, September 30th 2020

Weekly Blog, December 2nd 2020

People have been spending more time at home due to working from home and lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some individuals considered the opportunity to repair and improve their houses. As a result, demand for home improvement goods increased... Read more

Weekly Blog, September 30th 2020

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Weekly Blog, December 9th 2020

DHL, part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, is among the companies enjoying higher operations amidst coronavirus outbreak. CEO of DHL, John Pearson states that global E-Commerce spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic will maintain the positive momentum even after the health crisis is over, as reported by South China Morning Post in early December 2020. Pearson anticipates DHL shipping volume in... Read more

Weekly Blog, December 16th 2020

The bullish landscape is not restricted to specific companies or regions. The outlook for global shipping and cross-border E-Commerce is also quite promising. Kaleido Intelligence released a new report on cross-border B2C E-Commerce in late November 2020. According to the forecast by Kaleido Intelligence mentioned in their press release, global E-Commerce sales value will reach USD 1,12 billion in 2022... Read more

Weekly Blog, October 14th 2020

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Weekly Blog, January 14th 2021

Europe goes by leaps and bounds in terms of real-time payments adoption and development. Western Europe is going to be one of the top markets by 2025, with the value share 38% of the global RTPs, as stated by the Juniper Research in September 2020. As of October 2020, amid the COVID-19 health crisis, in the European Union, 62% all SEPA payment service... Read more