Digital Vending Machines that Cook for You at Your Convenience (keyfacts)

GrabFood and ShopeeFood still have a significant lead in Vietnam, but conversations with restaurant owners point to a growing disaffection with them. Several owners told us that Grab and Shopee’s commission fee of 25-30% is too high for them to break even. They’re also unhappy with the giants’ heavy discounting strategy—a common tool used to … Read more

Challenges Posed by the Technological State to Democracy

The question now is how far can Dito go? When there are only two players in an industry, neither one has much incentive to improve, said Dr Phil Torio, an Associate Professor of the Ateneo School of Government. Torio, who was also executive director of the country’s Public-Private Partnership Center, specialises in infrastructure, utilities, and … Read more

Why payment option of bigger companies matter?

Barely a year prior, he had successfully convinced ride-hailing major Uber, which had launched in Vietnam in 2014, to integrate with MoMo. Uber only accepted credit cards back then, just like it did in the United States and other markets. However, very few Vietnamese had credit cards at the time, so Tuong pitched a tie-up … Read more

Important Questions regarding Adani Enterprises

The company had rapid RT-PCR contracts at airports in northern Indian cities of Lucknow (Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport) and Ahmedabad (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport) until last year. “In August and September last year, our contracts to test at the airports were terminated. We were given no explanation as to why the contract was being … Read more