April Wu

China Market Strategy

March 28, 2017

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Retail News Roundup – Mar 28

The top 5 retail news clips in Asia this week.

1 – Anta Sports plans $488m share sale to fund acquisition

ANTA Sports Products Ltd plans to raise HK$3.79 billion (401 million pounds) in a share sale to fund tie-ups and acquisitions of international sportswear brands. >>

2 – The fastest growing economies in east Asia in 2017

Here are the countries that the World Bank projects will grow fastest in East Asia and the Pacific this year. >>

3 – Facebook rolls out new shopping ad format “Collection”

Facebook has launched a new shopping ad format called Collection for marketers which will help them drive retail sales on mobile. The Collection ad format allows marketers to have a video/image on top of the ad with four more products from the retailer showing below it. >>

4 – Vietnam grocer Saigon Co.op plans nearly 600 new stores

Vietnam grocer Saigon Co.op has revealed an ambitious store rollout program for 2017, adding nearly 600 stores by the year’s end. >>

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April Wu

China Market Strategy

March 21, 2017

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Retail News Roundup – Mar 21

The top 5 retail news clips in Asia this week.

1 – Amazon Japan portal adopts UnionPay to attract Chinese shoppers

Amazon.com Inc.’s website in Japan will start accepting UnionPay cards, as the web retailer steps up efforts to sell more merchandise to Chinese shoppers across Asia. >>

2 – WeChat’s transformative role for beauty brands in China

A new finding on audience engagement with beauty brands on WeChat in 2016 challenges the traditional role of the app as a content-producing platform. >>

3 – Nike, H&M named world’s most valuable apparel brands

Nike and H&M are the world’s most valuable apparel brands in 2017, coming in at number one and number two, respectively, according to Brand Finance. >>

4 – Miniso Singapore plans 20 more stores

Miniso Singapore plans to open 20 more stores by the end of this year, taking its network in the city to 46. >>

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April Wu

China Market Strategy

March 7, 2017

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Retail News Roundup – Mar 7

The top 5 retail news clips in Asia this week.

1 – Highest conversion rate for beauty amongst Chinese

According to a new Chinese traveller & shopper report from CiR the beauty category boasts the highest conversion rate amongst shoppers, and Tier 2 shoppers have a strong propensity to purchase in confectionery, jewellery & watches categories. >>

2 – Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com’s revenue jumps 47 percent

Amid fierce competition, JD has sought to diversify into data, cloud and finance services. It has also expanded its offerings of fast moving consumer goods including household supplies and grocery products. >>

3 – Korea : Demand for rental services soars

According to big data analysis firm Daumsoft, online mentions of “rental service” on blogs and Twitter more than doubled over the past three years from 75,300 in 2014 to 177,003 in 2016, and now include more lower priced goods, with shorter rental periods. >>

4 – Solid year for revitalised Dairy Farm International

Hong Kong-headquartered multi-format retailer Dairy Farm International has celebrated its 130th anniversary with a strong set of results, with food, home furnishings and restaurants delivering higher profits. >>

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April Wu

China Market Strategy

February 22, 2017

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Banking News This Week – Feb 22

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

1 – A new financial player in Africa

Foreign-owned banks have dominated the banking sector in Africa for decades, but by and large they have failed to fully grasp the opportunity. >>

2 – More PH firms turn pessimistic

More Filipino businesses have turned pessimistic about prospects this year as they brace for the impact of the Trump administration’s protectionist policies, banking giant Standard Chartered Bank said. >>

3 – Fintechs spur top Thai bank to create new payments platform

Kasikornbank Pcl, Thailand’s largest bank by revenue, plans to introduce a new digital-payments platform by the end of 2017 to counter threats to fee income from rival transaction networks. >>

4 – VN, Cambodia state banks foster ties

Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), Le Minh Hung, and Governor of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), Chea Chanto, have agreed to step up co-operation between the two banks. >>

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April Wu

China Market Strategy

February 21, 2017

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Retail News Roundup – Feb 21

The top 5 retail news clips in Asia this week.

1 – Alibaba partners with Bailian Group

Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has formed a strategic partnership with retail conglomerate Bailian Group, extending a push into bricks-and-mortar retail as online growth slows. >>

2 – Online bedding retailer Koala eyes Asia

The company will initially target Hong Kong, China, Japan and Singapore, along with the UK. >>

3 – Victoria’s gets closer to Chinese women

US lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret is opening its first full assortment stores in China. Two stores will open initially, one in Shanghai and the other in Chengdu. >>

4 – High interest in wearable devices in China

While 43 per cent of urban Chinese consumers would buy wearable devices for themselves, the figure rises to 48 per cent for the 20- to 24-years age bracket, says London-based research firm Mintel. >>

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