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Welcome back to Strait Up, our weekly newsletter that makes sense of what’s going on in Southeast Asia.

Singapore-based Sea Ltd’s latest financial results have gone above analysts’ estimates. This gives the company something to be happy about after an eventful quarter. The next growth frontier? Fintech.

Palm oil takes centrestage in Indonesia. The government had earlier banned the export of the commodity, but there has now been a U-turn. What’s happening?

We then look at used-car platform Carsome’s recent acquisitions and how it could help the company build a compelling narrative for its IPO.

Let’s dive in.

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