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A digital revolution and a reality check

Technology is stretching boundaries but traditional issues of costs, regulation and privacy remain

Visitors watch a promotional show at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Shanghai, China, on July 15, 2015.


FANS of the digital revolution can point to some success that technology has had in democratising finance in parts of South-east Asia, where the majority still have no banking account.

But imaginations for the potential of technology and Big Data must be brought down to...