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Dramatic impact from new lease accounting standard

Retailers in Asia Pacific are bracing for the impact of a globally imposed new lease accounting standard for assets such as real estate and equipment.

Thailand set to lure shoppers from Singapore

Thailand luxury goods import duties may be cut in a move to make the nation a more attractive shopping destination for foreigners, a direct challenge to Singapore.

Thai import duties may be cut

Thai import duties may be cut in a move to make the nation a more attractive shopping destination for foreigners.

Boom in teenage arrests for selling counterfeit goods online

Hong Kong Customs officials report they have arrested a record number of teenagers for selling counterfeit goods online – via social media.

Singapore tobacco sales displays to be banned

Singapore retailers selling tobacco products must hide them all from public view from 2017.

Hong Kong, Guangdong boost cross-border eCommerce ties

eCommerce bodies from Hong Kong and Guangdong are forging stronger links in a bid to boost cross-border eCommerce.

Online prescriptions mooted in Singapore

Consumers in Singapore may soon be able to buy online prescriptions of medicines from approved pharmacies.

Korea scraps perfume tax

Korea has removed perfume and other items from the schedule of good subject to the so-called luxury tax.

Singapore retailers join food waste action plan

High profile Singapore retailers have signed up to a government led program aimed at reducing food wastage.

Mobile Air scammer prepares for jail

Infamous Mobile Air scammer Jover Chew is scheduled to be sentenced on November 30 after earlier this week pleading guilty to 12 charges of cheating customers of more than $16,500.

Tour group shopping scammer arrested

Customs officials have promised to clamp down on tour group shopping scammers after the arrest of a woman caught coercing tourists to spend at a shop in Hung Hom yesterday.

Apple’s ‘best year ever”

Apple says iPhone, Apple Watch and app store drive 22 per cent growth in sales.

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