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Chinese internet giants mulling bids for AS Watson stake

Two Chinese internet giants are reportedly evaluating separate bids for a stake in global retailer AS Watson.

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Zara growth slows

Zara growth is slowing substantially and analysts fear worse is to come.

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Singapore retail sales rise 5.3 per cent

Singapore retail sales rose by 5.3 per cent in January, underpinned by consumers stocking up ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday.

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Jack Ma steps down from Alibaba divisions in ‘goodwill’ move

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has stepped back from active roles in five subsidiary companies.


Iuiga defends use of Muji brand on its website

Singaporean retailer Iuiga defends its use of Muji’s trademark on its website.


V-More moves into Thailand as Asia customer base grows

E-commerce supply-chain management platform V-More is now planning expansion into Thailand.

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Consumers are in control – ‘and they want experiences’

Retailers must recognise consumers are in control and they are looking for experiences above all else, according to US trend expert Tom Mirabile.


Muji sues Singaporean retailer Iuiga for ‘trademark infringement’

Muji has filed a lawsuit against Singaporean retailer Iuiga alleging trademark infringement.

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AlipayHK reaches 2 million users, 50,000 merchants in its first year

AlipayHK has marked its first year claiming 2 million users and 50,000 merchants have signed up to its cashless payment services.

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MarketingPulse draws the world’s best marketers to Hong Kong

Some of the world’s most inspiring marketing professionals will gather in Hong Kong for MarketingPulse later this month.

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January surge for Hong Kong retail sales

Hong Kong retail sales surged 7.1 per cent in January.


Dairy Farm Group CEO says restructure will take five years

Dairy Farm Group has warned shareholders that its restructure will take five years to complete.


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