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Cash & Crises
South-East Asia: cash comes to the rescue of e-commerce
March 09, 2018
According to the State of e-Commerce in Southeast Asia 2017 White Paper, published by online shopping aggregator iPrice, cash is an important part of the online payments mix in South East Asia.
The Future of Cash: An Asian Perspective
August 07, 2017
Why a ‘cashless’ society would hurt the poor: A lesson from India
June 29, 2017
A sociologist analyses the importance of cash for low-income labourers in India. The research shows how cash contributes to structure community life by creating durable social bonds that function like contracts.
The Red Cross makes a case for cash
February 17, 2017
In many cases, the simple act of giving money — instead of only material goods — may be the most efficient and effective way to give people the buying power they need to direct their own recovery.
India's cashless dreams are a little problematic. Here are the reasons
February 03, 2017
While digital payments can be encouraged, they should not aim to make cash redundant. There is huge merit in having cash as a viable option for payments.
India: more notes returned than expected and digital payments decline in value
January 06, 2017
The value of notes returned following the demonetisation in India is higher than expected. Moreover, digital payments declined in value.
Mobile payments will change the way we access cash
May 30, 2016
Many observers and payments experts have viewed mobile payments as the silver bullet to replace cash. Mobile handsets have become ubiquitous; the growth of m-commerce creates a natural market for m-payments; the handset can become a natural link between the physical and digital worlds. There are nonetheless several reasons why they are unlikely to replace cash.