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Malaysia’s Sunway Malls delays coronavirus response

Malaysian mall operator Sunway Malls is taking an extended period to consider its position on rental rebates to its retail tenants amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

Kuala Lumpur’s KSL Esplanade Mall reveals anchor tenants

KSL Esplanade Mall, scheduled to open in Malaysia’s South Klang next year, has unveiled a list of confirmed tenants for the development.

Laura Ashley loss doubles, but it wins financial lifeline

Embattled Malaysian-owned fashion and lifestyle retailer Laura Ashley has reported a 166-per-cent increase in half-year loss to £4 million.

Indonesian beauty brand Natasha Skincare to launch in Malaysia

Indonesian beauty brand Natasha Skincare is to launch in Malaysia after forming a local joint venture with JCG Investment.

WWF ranks Malaysia’s most sustainable retailers

Tesco Stores has been named the most sustainable retailer in Malaysia with the WWF, achieving a 76-per-cent rating on the foundation’s Sustainable Retailers Scorecard.

Jasons Food Hall at Bangsar to be replaced by new Food Purveyor concept

The Jasons Food Hall at Bangsar shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur is set to be replaced by a new concept from the country’s fast-growing independent grocery retail group The Food Purveyor.

Malaysian retailers hit by coronavirus

Malaysian retailers operating in tourist zones have seen sales plunge in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Laura Ashley fighting for survival

Struggling fashion & homewares chain Laura Ashley is seeking to borrow additional funding to stay afloat in the midst of a dispute with its lender.

Jasons Food Hall at Kuala Lumpur’s Bangsar Mall to close

High-end supermarket Jasons Food Hall is closing its business at Kuala Lumpur’s Bangsar Shopping Centre after 20 years of trading.

Tealive appoints advisors for IPO

Malaysian bubble-tea chain Tealive parent, Loob Holding, has appointed advisors as it prepares for an IPO this year.

6ixty8ight joins Shopee and SSG platforms

International fashion lingerie and apparel label 6ixty8ight has made its debut on Shopee and SGG.com.

Sephora suspends makeup services as precautionary measure

Sephora has stopped offering custom makeovers in hundreds of stores across Asia-Pacific to protect customers and staff from coronavirus.