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Grab pushes e-payments in SE Asia as Go-Jek expands

Ride-hailing group in talks with Thailand's Central Group over malls partnership

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Grab's e-payment service allows users to make transactions using their smartphone. (Photo by Kentaro Iwamoto)

SINGAPORE -- Southeast Asia's largest ride-hailing operator Grab is rushing to expand its digital payment service network across the region as its biggest rival Go-Jek expands beyond its home base of Indonesia.

Along with the region's rapid digitalization, a battle for payment platform dominance is likely to heat up.

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