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Foreigners restricted by ARC numbers in Taipei markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the tightened measures under an extension of the Level 3 alert, the Taipei City government announced on Monday (June 7) that entrance to markets by foreign resi...

Rising expectation of ‘cashless’ societies worldwide: a second annual report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), shows growing acceptance of digital currencies, accelerated by covid-19

Consumers are increasingly adopting cashless payment methods while governments are stepping up planning or piloting of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and companies are experimenting with acce...

Food delivery platforms adapt to changing landscape as COVID-19 grips Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Taiwan's first widespread coronavirus outbreak driving an ever-increasing number of people to work and study from home, food delivery giants foodpanda and Uber Ea...

McDonald's Taiwan stops accepting cash for online deliveries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — McDonald's has temporarily stopped accepting cash payments for its online delivery service to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmissions. As Taiwan continues to ob...

Japan messenger app Line let engineers in China access user data without consent: Media

Japanese messaging app Line, owned by SoftBank Corp’s Z Holdings Corp, allowed Chinese engineers at a Shanghai affiliate to access data on Japanese users without seeking their consent, Japanese ...

Japan Post, Rakuten tie-up in digital delivery, cashless pay

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s postal system is investing 150 billion yen ($1.4 billion) in an 8% stake in the e-commerce venture Rakuten to strengthen a partnership in deliveries, fintech and other areas. ...

Millennial Money: 3 ways COVID-19 reshuffled our finances

The U.S. economy ground to a halt in March 2020 as state after state issued lockdown orders and shut down businesses to blunt the spread of the coronavirus. A year later, mask-weari...

Hang Lung Properties Continues Partnership with Mastercard

A Holistic Approach Encompassing "Wellness, Dining, Living, Learning & Traveling" Collaborations with KeyChain Pay and OpenRice Amazing Offers Through Rental Payments and Takeouts At Y...

Europe's central bank moves toward introducing digital euro

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — With consumers increasingly using cashless ways to buy things, the European Central Bank on Friday took a step closer to issuing a digital version of the euro currency shared...

Jaguars announce plans for 25% capacity, masks in 2020

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars announced plans Friday to play home games in front of a significantly reduced capacity this fall. Fans in attendance will be requir...

Hang Lung Properties Debuts Partnership with Mastercard in "ONLife" Campaign

Digitalizing Shopping, Dining, Learning, TravelingKickoff by GRWTH with "Dream Rewards" at Amoy · Kornhill Learnscape"Dreams · Chaser" Open House Offers Free Trial Lessons that Help Explore Children...

US casinos push for cashless gambling payments, citing virus

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The American casino industry wants gambling regulators to make it easier to adopt cashless payment transactions on the casino floor, citing a desire to help customers avoid ...

Limited reopening for Universal's entertainment district

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After being shuttered for almost two months, Universal Orlando plans to allow the reopening of some restaurants and shops on a limited basis in the theme park resort's entertainme...

ATMs in Taiwan to go smart in age of digital banking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will continue to promote cashless payments while working to upgrade the country’s ATMs in the era of digital banking, said its financial regulator on Tuesday ...

Excess of ATMs hampers Taiwan’s bid to go cashless

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former premier and Appacus Foundation Chairman Sean Chen (陳沖) wants to revisit Taiwan’s policy on automated teller machines (ATMs), as he believes they are a hurdle ...