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Elie Saab vows to rebuild after devastating Beirut blast

Luxury fashion designer Elie Saab reflects on the day Beirut's bomb blast gutted his home and badly damaged his studio.

JD sales beat estimates as consumers move online

China's JD beat analysts' estimates for quarterly sales, as the firm benefited from a shift in shopping habits of domest...

Starbucks in South Korea cuts seating after Covid-19 cluster link

Starbucks in South Korea is scrambling to curb the spread of coronavirus, cutting seating capacity in its cafes and dela...

Ootoya teams with online grocer to protect itself from hostile takeover bid

Japanese restaurant chain Ootoya Holdings has formed a partnership with online grocery retailer Oisix Ra Daichi, aiming ...

Tencent profit beats expectations after strong demand for games

Chinese gaming and social media giant Tencent Holdings said second-quarter net profit rose 37 per cent, beating market e...

Asos upgrades sales and profit outlook as returns drop

British online fashion retailer Asos forecast full-year sales and profit significantly ahead of market expectations.

Alibaba-backed Best to list delivery business in Hong Kong

Alibaba-backed Best Inc is seeking a Hong Kong listing for its express delivery and freight delivery businesses, keen to...

China sets dates for reinstatement of tourist visas to Macau

Macau is set to welcome an influx of gamblers after China announced that tourist visas would be reinstated for all provi...

Thailand’s CP Group to buy Hong Kong e-commerce platform Chilindo

Thailand’s largest private company, Charoen Pokphand Group, says it will buy Hong Kong-based e-commerce platform Chilind...
Store tech

FamilyMart set to test robotic c-store staff

FamilyMart will this month deploy a robot which vaguely resembles a kangaroo to stack sandwiches, drinks and ready meals...