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Coronavirus to wipe US$8.3bn off Asia-Pacific duty-free sales

The coronavirus outbreak has substantially altered forecasts for Asia-Pacific duty-free sales this year, according to research firm GlobalData.

Southeast Asian smartphone sales defies global trend

Southeast Asian smartphone sales rose last year, bucking the global trend, according to new data from market research house GFK.

Shopee Malaysia starts selling fresh foods online

Shopee Malaysia has launched a fresh food grocery delivery service, including vegetables, seafood and poultry.

Mr DIY to postpone IPO – reports

Malaysian home improvement brand Mr DIY may postpone its planned IPO following the effect of political uncertainty on the domestic market.

Three reasons why Asian retailers are upgrading their e-commerce platforms

There is currently an almost endless array of technologies and innovations that Asian retailers can invest in as they look to future-proof their business.

Tesco executives mull final bids for Thai, Malaysian businesses

Tesco executives and advisors will this week start evaluating offers for its Thai and Malaysian businesses following Friday’s deadline for binding offers.

Sunway Malls responds to Malaysian stimulus package

Sunway Malls has released a response to the Malaysian government’s RM20 billion (US$4.75 billion) stimulus package to ease the impact of Covid-19.

7-Eleven Malaysia sets sales record

7-Eleven Malaysia set a full-year sales record last year after revenue rose 6.4 per cent to $33.76 billion.

Malaysia’s 99 Speedmart launches in Singapore

Malaysian convenience-store chain 99 Speedmart has opened three stores in Singapore.

Embattled Esprit posts another loss as sales tumble 40 per cent in Asia

Embattled fashion label Esprit has posted another loss in the December half year, as sales plunged by HK$1 billion.

Aeon in Malaysia boosts sales and profits on new stores

Aeon in Malaysia has reported a 5.4 per cent boost in sales last year to US$275.9 million, boosting profit by 3.97 per cent to $25.8 million.

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.