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Covid-19

Covid-19 Archives

Philippine supermarket operator AllDay Mart files for IPO

AllDay Mart could be the sixth company to launch a Philippine IPO this year despite the nation battling one of the worst...

Jakarta’s malls reopen – but only to the vaccinated

"This is a positive measure for the shopping mall ... so visitors can be assured that everyone who enters the mall has b...

Famous Seoul retail strip Myeongdong’s vacancy rate exceeds 40 per cent

The surging vacancy rate in the prime shopping districts is attributed to an increasing number of store closings followi...
Covid test Korea

Seoul orders Covid tests for 128,000 department-store employees

Department stores in Seoul have recently become hotbeds of infection, with a total of 160 cases being reported as of Wed...

Sneaker giants face supply-chain disruption after Vietnam factory closure

Pou Chen manufactures footwear for companies including Nike and Adidas.

India’s richest state shuts malls, cinemas as new variant spreads

The Delta variant was partly responsible for a ferocious second wave in India that triggered a flood of cases and overwh...

Some Shanghai malls demand to see Covid vaccination proof before entry

China was hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic last year but has since largely contained its spread, though there are st...

China’s Pinduoduo beats quarterly revenue estimates amid online shopping boom

Active buyers on Pinduoduo in the 12-month period ended March rose 31 per cent to about 824 million, outpacing Alibaba's...

Abercrombie sales soar after online focus, store reopenings

Abercrombie, largely reliant on younger customers, also said it expected a more normal back-to-school selling season thi...

Brands defend Malaysia’s Brightway over slavery allegations

Even so, the executive summary of each report concluded: "There is no forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour hired ...