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Gojek and Tokopedia merger would add fizz to Asia's tech sector

Union likely to drive job creation through innovation and new startups

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A Gojek driver rides a motorcycle in Jakarta: there may be an enabling effect on the economy.   © Reuters

Lawrence Loh is director of the Centre for Governance and Sustainability at the National University of Singapore's Business School.

Asia's tech space is buzzing with excitement over the potential merger between two of Indonesia's largest tech startups, Gojek and Tokopedia. With combined reported values of around $18 billion, super app provider Gojek is valued at $10.5 billion, while Tokopedia, one of Indonesia's largest e-commerce platforms, is valued at $7.5 billion.

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