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Platforms like Grab, Go-Jek to drive next wave of economic growth

Their online reach is set to get wider even as Internet usage in South-East Asia is set to boom, says Stripe CFO

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"On average, people in South-east Asia spend 31/2 hours on the mobile Internet every day, the highest of any region in the world," says Stripe CFO Will Gaybrick."Across the region, South-east Asians spend 140 minutes shopping online every month, twice as much as Americans."

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COMMERCIAL platforms such as Grab, Carousell and Go-Jek will drive the next wave of global economic growth, according to Will Gaybrick, chief financial officer (CFO) at Stripe, one of the world's most valuable payments technology startups.

In a recent interview with The

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