Fourth Industrial Revolution

How slowing down the cashless frenzy could ensure a more inclusive society in East Asia

A pedestrian holding an umbrella and her wallet walks past the word "CASH", part of a sign on a street at a shopping district in Tokyo, Japan, March 7, 2016.  REUTERS/Yuya Shino/File Photo                                   GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD PACKAGE Ð SEARCH ÒBUSINESS WEEK AHEAD 3 OCTÓ FOR ALL IMAGES - S1BEUETMAOAA

Cash or cashless? The two can actually be complementary and must be under the premises of inclusive finance. Image: REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Yunzhong Cheng
Partner Engagement Lead, Strategic Partnership, World Economic Forum, Tokyo
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