Transferring currency across international borders is often met with various hurdles, especially for those in emerging markets. In this article, investing columnist Aditi Somayajula explains some of these challenges, as well as how fintech companies are attempting to streamline different aspects of cross-border payments.
Last year, investor sentiment suggested that South Korean e-commerce giant Coupang would come to parallel the success of Amazon or the Alibaba Group. But since then, optimism has fallen. In this article, Investing Columnist Aditi Somayajula explains how, in the absence of a sustainable profitability model, Coupang might fare in the long term.
In the past decade, impact investing has seen an exponential increase in emerging markets such as India, China, Philippines, and Vietnam – regardless of the risks involved. In this article, our Economic columnist attempts to identify the true driver of impact investment – a commercial opportunity for returns; or a Gen Zer’s guilty conscience?