Tag Archives: Southeast Asia

PRA recognizes logistics’ importance in retail business

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Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) President Paul A. Santos recognized the importance of having a seamless and organized logistics system in retail business during the E-com Logistics Show in Bangkok, Thailand on April 27, 2017. In his welcome remarks, President Santos said the PRA knows that the role of logistics is important in the quality and availability of supplies in the ...

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SM Prime Southeast Asian expansion plans afoot

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(Source: Inside Retail Asia | 24 April 2017) SM Prime Southeast Asian expansion plans are imminent, judging by a chance interview with the company’s chairman. The Philippine property company already operates 60 malls in its home market and a growing portfolio in China, currently standing at seven. A foray into Southeast Asia has long been whispered and shareholder expectation rose ...

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Southeast Asian economies lure Alibaba

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(Source: Inside Retail Asia | 27 May 2016) Southeast Asian economies are reaching a stage similar to China’s at the end of the last decade, when eCommerce began to take off, according to Alibaba Group executive vice-chairman Joseph Tsai. “I don’t blame you guys for having some degree of excitement about Southeast Asia when you look at the economies here,” ...

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Consumer markets drive property retail growth in PH

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(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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Southeast Asia eCommerce underperforming

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(Source: Inside Retail Asia | 24 March 2016) A new report questions if Southeast Asia eCommerce can live up to its potential. With an online retail market estimated to be worth US$6 billion, the region has constraints in logistics and payments infrastructure that are making eCommerce a tough nut to crack, says the report, developed by global management consulting firm ...

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Optimistic Southeast Asian consumers feeling down

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(Source: Retail in Asia | July 30, 2015) Consumers in Southeast Asia remain the most upbeat globally, but external and domestic fears may be dampening their optimism, according to a new survey by Nielsen. Home to more than 600 million consumers, the region scored 112 on Nielsen’s second-quarter consumer confidence index published on Monday, outperforming the global consumer confidence reading ...

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PHL among key growth areas for retail real estate in Southeast Asia – CBRE

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(GMA News Online | By Danessa O. Rivera | December 15, 2014 ) The Philippines is among the key growth areas in Southeast Asia for retail real estate, given its expanding middle class segment, rosy economic growth outlook and increasing tourism activities, according to property consultancy CBRE Asia Pacific. In its report, “The New Age of the Asia Pacific Real ...

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