A Chinese customer has a barcode on her Apple iPhone smartphone scanned by a cashier for payment through Alipay of Alibaba's Ant Financial at a supermarket in Hangzhou city, east China's Zhejiang province. File photo

Fintech – the next frontier for Hong Kong’s battle with Singapore?

With world-leader London compromised by Brexit, the Asian tigers sniff blood in the arena of financial technology

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A Chinese customer has a barcode on her Apple iPhone smartphone scanned by a cashier for payment through Alipay of Alibaba's Ant Financial at a supermarket in Hangzhou city, east China's Zhejiang province. File photo
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.