Meet the future of money: the superapp

‘The concept of completing every transaction with one app may sound farfetched, but this convergence is already happening’

Challenges in banking the unbanked

Potential social and economic benefits of financial inclusion in developing countries are huge, yet many obstacles remain on the path to a fully banked world

Chinese tech investment comes home

Economic hostility and sanctions exchanged between the United States and China will impact development of reality technologies, with winners and losers on both sides of the trade war

The world’s most exciting legal tech hubs

While America is widely regarded as the home of pioneering legal technology, innovative law firms, practitioners and startups are proliferating around the world

Time to halt worldwide spread of diabetes

Diabetes is a growing global problem with some regions struggling to diagnose and treat the disease, let alone prevent it with a co-ordinated international strategy

China: WeChat offers huge opportunity in social retail

Woman using phone in crowd

The social shopping trend in China, facilitated by giant messaging platforms, looks set to conquer the world

Goodbye Lhasa

Despite the public image it presents, the Chinese government is slowly but surely overwhelming Tibet’s spiritual culture with a policy of targeted infrastructure development, and by marketing Tibet as a ‘theme park’ destination for tourists, who are pouring in

Asia’s cold war washes up in UK

Asia's cold ear

The defection of a UK-based North Korean diplomat hints at instability in Pyongyang, as the Kim regime’s latest nuclear test ratchets up the pressure in an already tense region