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Southeast Asian economies lure Alibaba

Southeast Asian economies are at a stage similar to China’s when eCommerce began to take off, says Alibaba Group executive Joseph Tsai.

Central Group Vietnam halts buying spree

Thai retailer Central Group Vietnam is putting the brakes on its acquisition spree to focus on consolidating profit.

Parkson Vietnam shutters store

Parkson Vietnam has closed another of its stores as it continues to struggle to make its business profitable.

On the cusp of a Vietnam franchising boom

A Vietnam franchising boom is nearing with about 40 foreign brands reportedly seeking franchise partners in the nation.

Crystal Jade heads for Myanmar

Crystal Jade restaurants are headed to Myanmar after a franchise agreement signed between Singapore and Vietnam.

Myanmar signs up for Crystal Jade restaurants

Crystal Jade restaurants are headed to Myanmar after a franchise agreement signed between Singapore and Vietnam.

Retail changes hit Vietnamese labels

After Thai retailers acquired supermarket chains in Vietnam, Vietnamese labels have been elbowed aside by Thai products.

Wasedaya Shirt brand returns, but not in Japan

A Japanese businessman has revived the established Japanese shirt brand Wasedaya Shirt – in Vietnam.

Elections help boost Jollibee sales

Jollibee sales boosted by elections – fuelling a 17.7 per cent first quarter profit lift.

Parkson revenue falls

Parkson revenue in the third-quarter fell by 15.6 per cent to S$98.4 million (US$71.5 million).

Indonesia, Vietnam leading Asian beauty industry growth

Indonesia and Vietnam are the fastest growing markets in the Asian beauty industry.

Lotte Mart Vietnam sales grow to $221m

With 11 stores, hypermarket chain Lotte Mart Vietnam chalked up sales of $221.58 million last year – 30 per cent growth.