Asean pushing for greater retail payments connectivity

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Finance ministers and central bank governors of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations met for their annual meeting on April 8, agreeing to push for more cross-border QR code and real-time retail payments systems. 

“This will position Asean globally at the forefront of retail payments connectivity,” leaders said in a joint statement. 

Thailand is the most interconnected member, with cross-border QR payment links with Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia. Indonesia also has links with

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