ASEAN’s most influential fintech event – WFIS, now ready to disrupt Philippines’ FSI market

MANILA, Jul 5, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The launch of ‘Digital Payments Transformation Roadmap 2020-2023’ by the Central bank of the Philippines (BSP) has been driving major fintech investments in the country. To give an estimate, the first half of 2021 witnessed a total funding of $342 million garnered by the country’s […]

Jokowi’s Russian mission is great, though it achieves little: Jakarta Post contributor

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – A highly respected Indonesian veteran diplomat concluded that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had failed his peace mission in Moscow last week. The influential and popular diplomat had given the President a 10-point recommendation just before the latter left for Kyiv and Moscow. On the surface, the President’s shuttle […]

Russian, Indonesian presidents discuss Ukraine, food supplies

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo shake hands after a joint news conference after their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on June 30, 2022. (ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO, POOL / AP PHOTO) MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday discussed the current situation in […]

Venezuelan officials meet US delegation, Maduro says

Handout picture released by the Venezuelan Presidency showing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaking upon his arrival at the Simon Bolivar international airport in La Guaira, Venezuela on June 18, 2022. (ZURIMAR CAMPOS / VENEZUELAN PRESIDENCY / AFP) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday that the country’s head of congress met a United States delegation […]

South Korea’s Yoon to meet US, Japan leaders in Spain during Nato summit

SEOUL/YOKOHAMA (REUTERS) – South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol will meet leaders of the United States and Japan on Wednesday during the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) summit in Madrid, an official at the presidential office said on Sunday (June 26). The trilateral meeting, which would be the first such gathering since September 2017, the official […]