Ant Group's WorldFirst expands in Southeast Asia

Ant Group’s WorldFirst boosts its Southeast Asia footprint

The global payments company will start offering its cross-border e-commerce payments services in Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia over the next year Key Takeaways: WorldFirst will expand its cross-border…
Illustration of Alibaba's Jack Ma

PODCAST: Ant Group and Tencent slapped with fines, and Freshippo steps up for IPO

China’s central bank has slapped major fines on Ant Group and Tencent, including a nearly $1 billion fine on Ant, operator of Alipay. Is this the start of a new round of big fines on China’s big tech? Or does it mark the end of a recent storm of regulation that began after outspoken Alibaba founder Jack Ma criticized the government?

CHINA BULLETIN: Janet Yellen’s Awkward Beijing Visit

In this week’s issue Janet Yellen’s awkward trip to Beijing, China’s new export restrictions, and Tesla’s China layoffs. On a scale of 1 to 100, we give the week a 35 for offshore-listed China stocks.