Asean pushing for greater retail payments connectivity


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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