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Tencent invests big in e-commerce

Chinese internet company Tencent to invest $1 billion in upgrading customer service.

Uniqlo to open first US mall store

Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo to debut in New Jersey Westfield mall.

Angry Birds spread wings into jewellery

Angry Birds-themed silver jewellery set to hit shelves.

Carrefour extends Indian presence

French retailer Carrefour sets a deeper foothold in India’s cash and carry business.

Ralph Lauren plans major China expansion

American clothing brand plans a major push into China.

Ayala Land diversifies into retail

Real estate developer Ayala Land forms joint venture with retailer Stores Specialists.

Brand shock

Hong Kong shoppers spurn local brands in favour of imports.

Domestic appliance sales fall in SE Asia

Malaysia bucks downward trend in key Asian markets, finds GFK.

Macy’s makes China move

Macy’s to sell own brand goods on Chinese e-commerce site.

Posh Spice opening store

Victoria Beckham is planning to open her first flagship store in London with a longer goal of Asian expansion.

Tommy Bahama debuts in Singapore

Tommy Bahama opened its new Singapore store this week – its first in southeast Asia.

Uniqlo names Novak Djokovic ambassador

Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo appointed tennis player Novak Djokovic as its global brand ambassador.