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Michael Baker

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Retail without borders

When Australia’s doors slammed shut last March, it cost the retail industry a bundle. But internal border closures have ...
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Retail’s biggest losers in the downturn of international travel

Tourism and retail spending are not the only casualties of international border closures in Asia. Cross-border investmen...
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Opinion: Think shopping centres are dead? Think again

The rhetoric around the death of shopping centres is back, thanks to the pandemic.

Navigating the perfect storm: Social distancing and the collapse of tourism

How are shopping centres finding new ways to deal with the restrictions that the pandemic has brought to the retail land...

Shopping and tourism: Is xenophobia the biggest risk?

Local consumers have been reported to be wary of tourists since the pandemic, but where does that leave retail?

Indoor malls vs outdoor: who’s winning?

Do indoor malls have a future? Michael Baker explains 'The Shoebox Doctrine'.

It’s lonely at the top

Michael Baker looks at China's vertical malls and the tenants inhabiting the top levels.

Adapting to the new consumer

Consumers are spending - just not in stores. So how will shopping centres adjust, asks Michael Baker.

What bankrobbers and retailers have in common

A famous bank robber's alleged quote has strong resonance with modern retailing, writes property columnist Michael Baker...

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