Tag Archives: ASEAN

Malaysian mall owner woos Philippine retailers


(Source: BusinessWorld | 24 January 2017) A malaysian mall owner is trying to attract Philippine retailers offering American-style fastfood and lifestyle clothing to set up shop in the Southeast Asian country. Officials of the Kuching-based Plaza Merdeka visited Manila anew last week to meet executives from Suyen Corp. and Golden ABC, Inc., owners of Bench and Penshoppe, respectively, and fastfood giant ...

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Index Living Mall goes for Asean leadership


(Source: The Nation | January 28, 2016) Index Living Mall, a top retailer of home-furnishing products, yesterday announced its 2020 vision to extend its leadership outside Thailand and into Asean. The vision is in line with urbanisation in the region, which has shifted Asean consumers towards a more modern lifestyle, including the way they buy and use home-furnishing products, as well ...

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SSI Group scouting for ASEAN brand acquisitions


(Source: The Manila Times, by Kristyn Nika M. Lazo | Aug. 26, 2015) On a roll in expanding its luxury retail brands, Tantoco-led SSI Group Inc. has set its sights on acquiring more brands in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) region. “We continue to seek brands and suppliers that manufacture within the Asean region that would allow us to ...

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Retailers consider shifting imports to Indonesia’s free-trade partners


(Source: Retail in Asia, The Jakarta Post | Aug. 4, 2015) A number of retail companies are reviewing the possibility of increasing imports from Indonesia’s free-trade partners to compensate import tax rises recently imposed by the government. Trisula International president director Lisa Tjahjadi said last week that her firm would look into countries that have signed free-trade agreements with Indonesia ...

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Five trends in Vietnam retailing


(Source: IGD | July 22, 2015) Vietnam’s retail market is set to grow by 8.4 per cent annually until 2020, making it one of the fastest-growing markets in south-east Asia. Against a backdrop of increased disposable income, rapid urbanisation and an appetite for change among younger shoppers, we take a look at five trends defining the marketplace for pan-Asian retailers ...

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Philippines to lead ASEAN real estate market growth

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(Source: DealStreetAsia | June 2015) The Philippines is expected to lead the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) real estate markets in terms of growth and development. The island nation was able to sustain momentum in the real estate sector in Q1 2015, according to property consultancy CBRE Philippines, in a report on the Metro Manila market. CBRE observed that the property sector ...

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ASEAN’s online retail market has 25% growth potential: Study

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Source: The Economic Times | Feb 13, 2015 SINGAPORE: The online retail market in the six ASEAN economies has the potential to grow 25 per cent annually through 2017, a study said today. “Presently, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam account for less than one per cent of global online retail, even though it has 3 to 4 ...

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