Tech giant Sea makes big strides as it takes on digital banking

Sea now operates in digital finance alongside its e-commerce and gaming arms in markets including Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. PHOTO: SEA LIMITED
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SINGAPORE - Singapore-based technology giant Sea, which owns e-commerce platform Shopee, has rapidly grown to become South-east Asia's most valuable company and one of the region's largest tech players over the past year.

Group chief executive and founder Forrest Li was named Businessman of the Year at the Singapore Business Awards last month - testament to the plucky firm's transformation since its scrappy start in 2009.

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