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Policy changes in Myanmar and the Philippines could boost retail market–Colliers

(Source: The Business Times | October 26, 2018) Moves by the authorities to open up Myanmar and the Philippines to more foreign investment are expected to give the retail sector a lift, according to real estate consultancy Colliers Q3 Asia market report. Government initiatives have reinforced growth in Myanmar’s retail and business hotel markets, while the liberalization has piqued the ...

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The retail row

(Source: Inquirer.net | December 9, 2017) Sprawling malls and commercial complexes have long become an integral part of the Philippine culture. For many Filipino families and friends, a mall becomes a point of convergence, where friendships are nurtured, ties are strengthened among kin, milestones are aptly celebrated, and where many “firsts” often happen, be it a first date, a first ...

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The push toward ‘retailtainment’

(Source: Techwire Asia | December 6, 2017) Retailtainment is a term used to describe experiential retail: the merging of entertainment and technology with traditional shopping. This is one way in which retailers are working to keep consumers visiting their brick-and-mortar stores. And these efforts are crucial considering an estimated 8,000 retail store locations will close this year, according to financial ...

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Singapore’s OUE Downtown mall to offer bold retail concepts

(Source: Retail in Asia |18 July 2016) Social kitchens, lunch lockers and boutique fitness studios are just some of the new concepts launching at Singapore‘s upcoming mall at OUE Downtown. The former DBS Building is currently being redeveloped into a mixed-use project comprising offices, serviced apartments and a $195 million mall. Its landlord, property group OUE, told The Straits Times ...

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China’s Yuan Policy Does Struggling Hong Kong Retailers a Favor

(Source: Retail in Asia | 9 May 2016) Hong Kong’s embattled retailers are finally getting a break. After mainland tourist arrivals plunged last year as policy makers devalued the yuan, foreign-exchange moves may now encourage shoppers back to the city by making alternatives such as Japan and Malaysia more expensive. China’s central bank has this year kept the yuan closely ...

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Consumer markets drive property retail growth in PH

(Source: The Manila Times | 9 May 2016) Retail opportunities are growing in Southeast Asia’s property sector due to the region’s strong consumer market, particularly in populous countries such as the Philippines and Indonesia, according to a report by global real estate services firm Jones Lang Lasalle. JLL head of research for Southeast Asia Dr. Yang Liang Chua noted that the ...

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3 Ways Location-Based Marketing is Shaping Retail in 2016

(Source: Retail in Asia | 8 March 2016) Retailers, welcome to 2016. Mobile is all around us and digital technologies are changing faster than most brands can keep up with. Agility is the key to success, but exactly how can retailers remain up to speed with consumers today? Enter location-based marketing. Location-based marketing is not a new tactic, of course. But with ...

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Global duty-free retailing to hit US$98 billion

(Source: Inside Retail Asia | 26 February 2016) Global duty-free retailing is expected to reach nearly US$98 billion in revenue by 2019, according to a new study by global technology research and advisory company Technavio. With the expansion of low-cost airlines, many middle-class travellers are taking inexpensive holidays, a trend that has helped the Asia Pacific and Middle East emerge ...

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Economy and yen defuse “explosive” Chinese shopping in Japan

(Source: Retail in Asia | 24 February 2016) Chinese tourists spent less in Tokyo shops during the Lunar New Year holidays compared with a year earlier, retailers said, as a stronger yen and slower economic growth at home discouraged the kind of “explosive buying” that became a buzzword in 2015. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings said its stores served around 50 percent ...

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Retail, tourism pull up region’s economy

(Source: Sun Star Cebu | 21 February 2016) The retail sector is feeling the rush from the continuing growth of the Central Visayan economy, which is still expanding faster than the national average, an official of the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said. Neda 7 Director Efren Carreon observed that retailers in Region 7 are investing more on their ...

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