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Sonova Asia Pacific opens training institute

Sonova Asia Pacific is hoping its new international training institute will help drive hearing-aid sales in China.

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7-Eleven c-store of the future opens in Seoul

Touted as the c-store of the future, 7-Eleven Signature, opened in Seoul yesterday.

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Contactless payments use to double in two years

New data from Juniper Research forecasts the global value of contactless payments will reach US$1.3 trillion by 2019.

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Lotte store robot a Korean first

A new Lotte store robot marks a first for South Korea’s retail industry.

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‘Decades of pain’ ahead, warns Jack Ma

Society should prepare for decades of pain as the internet disrupts the economy, warns Alibaba boss Jack Ma.


Bright future seen for WeChat payments

WeChat payments may cover every shop in China within two years.

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Interactive kiosks reshaping Korean service industry

Self-service digital interactive kiosks are reshaping the South Korean service industry, reports Korea Bizwire.

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Melon Fashion Group uses virtual fitting rooms to link designers, factories

Melon Fashion Group has created a virtual fitting room linking designers in Russia with manufacturers’ staff in China.

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Japanese retailers to accept bitcoin payments

Two Japanese retail groups are about to start accepting bitcoin payments.


LVMH Innovation Award deadline extended

The deadline for applications for the LVMH Innovation Award has been extended until April 17.

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Grab Indonesia buys e-commerce startup Kudo

Grab Indonesia has acquired e-commerce startup Kudo for an undisclosed amount.

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Shinsegae Department Store uses AI in marketing push

Shinsegae is the first Korean retailer to deploy a marketing strategy using AI technology.


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