April Wu

China Market Strategy

Retail News Roundup – Nov 24

The top 5 retail news clips in Asia this week.

1 – Tencent to open WeChat payment to overseas buying

Chinese internet giant Tencent will completely open the mobile payment service offered on its social messaging app WeChat to overseas transactions. >>

2 – Spar Indonesia plans 55 stores by 2018

Spar Indonesia launched in March with just three stores – but the local partner expects to end 2015 with 15 operating. Another 40 stores will join the network by 2018 according to the Dutch retailer’s master franchisee PT Ramayana Lestari Sentosa. >>

3 – Vertu eyes China

Luxury phone brand Vertu says its new Hong Kong investor will allow the brand to embark on its next growth phase – into Mainland China. >>

4 – Louis Vuitton looks for shops to close in China

Louis Vuitton is about to get smaller in China, and other luxury goods makers might follow as the heady days of expansion in that market are over. >>

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April Wu

China Market Strategy

5 Remarkable TED Talks for Social Media Insights

A collection of the best TED Talk videos every digital marketer should watch

We all know that social media is a must for most brand owners nowadays. As a marketer, understanding what your customers act on social media is key for better engagement, and vice versa. Here are 5 inspiring social media TED Talks give you ideas how business can maximize the potential of social media.

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April Wu

China Market Strategy

Retail News Roundup – Nov 17

The top 5 retail news clips in Asia this week.

1 – Landmark Group to open 50 more Easybuy stores in 3 years

Dubai-based retail major Landmark Group is envisaging opening 50 more Easybuy apparel value retail format stores across the country over next three years. >>

2 – Pxmart to acquire Matsusei Supermarket for NT$450 mil.

The nation’s largest grocery store Pxmart (全聯) will acquire Matsusei Supermarket (松青超市) at a price tag of NT$450 million, giving it over 800 stores nationwide. >>

3 – Hello Curry plans 100 outlets in 2016

Indian quick service restaurant chain Hello Curry says it plans to treble its network by the end of 2016. >>

4 – Singles Day 2015: the new record

It’s over. And the total GMV for Alibaba Group’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival soared to US$14.3 billion (RMB 91.2 billion) this year. >>

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April Wu

China Market Strategy

Banking News This Week – Nov 11

The top 5 banking news stories in emerging markets this week.

1 – Indonesia eyeing Cambodia’s banking sector

Indonesia’s financial regulator, Financial Services Authority (OJK), is planning bilateral agreements with Cambodia and five other countries to pave the way for its banks to expand their presence in Asia. >>

2 – Most Asean banks enter tough environment from position of strength: Fitch says

A tougher operating environment amid sluggish economic growth, depreciating currencies and softer commodity prices will continue to challenge banks in many parts of Asean, Fitch Ratings said this week. >>

3 – Diamond Bank urges customers to embrace digital banking

Diamond Bank, one of the leading new generation and innovative bank in Nigeria, has urged its customers to embrace technology and indeed digital banking as it offers the best of service in the banking industry. >>

4 – Interswitch launches Verve card in Uganda

Digital payment service provider Interswitch Uganda is set to launch new ATMs and Point of Sale (POS) terminals. CEO Olumuyiwa Asaagba said Interswitch will be introducing a new card known as Verve, which he said is more secure than the current cards being used by various banks in the region. >>

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April Wu

China Market Strategy

Retail News Roundup – Nov 10

The top 5 retail news clips in Asia this week.

1 – 11.11.2015: Here’s what to expect on Wednesday

There are just days to go before Alibaba Group holds its 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. Merchants are laying on stock and pre-packing popular products to ready them for shipment. Delivery companies are training hundreds of thousands of temporary workers hired to help deliver the massive volume of parcels generated during the November 11 online sale, held on China’s Singles Day holiday. >>

2 – Fresh Mart plans to open 400 new stores

Competition among mini-supermarkets is getting even hotter, with CP Fresh Mart announcing plans to spend 1.2 billion baht to increase its number of outlets to 1,000 over the next three years, challenging big players in the field led by Tesco Express. >>

3 – Luxury brands set foot into food and beverages in Asia-pacific

Luxury brands are expanding beyond their core fashion businesses into the food and beverages (F&B) sector, transitioning their brand from being totally fashion-oriented to more lifestyle-driven, according to a new report of CBRE – The Future of Luxury Retail in Asia Pacific: New Demand Drivers and Shifting Occupier Requirements. >>

4 – Dairy Farm struggles in SE Asia

Dairy Farm International Holdings says softer sales growth and steep cost increases led to weakened margins in the third quarter. >>

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