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GIC buys into Vietnam’s Vingroup retail unit

A GIC-led investment group has purchased a minority shareholding in a Vingroup JSC retail business for US$500 million.

Japanese baker Hattendo to franchise stores in Hong Kong

Japanese baker Hattendo is planning to ramp up its store rollout in Asia, with particular focus on Greater China and Southeast Asia.

Pomelo secures US$52 million in funding for expansion

Leading omnichannel fashion company Pomelo has secured US$52 million in funding, making it the first Thai startup to raise a Series C funding round.

Singapore retail sales slip again in July

Singapore retail sales in July fell by 2.4 per cent after motor vehicles were excluded from the data.

CapitaLand opens Raffles City mall in Chongqing

Capitaland has opened a 235,000sqm Raffles City mall in Chongqing – the first stage of a 1.12 million sqm megastructure in the Chinese city.

JR East metro station stores to open in Singapore

East Japan Railway Co. is expanding its operations into Singapore with new JR East metro station stores launching in island’s metro stations.

Singapore brands get gateway to China through Kinofy-run festival

Singapore brands from the beauty, health and lifestyle sectors are about to gain additional exposure in Mainland China.

Why the checkout experience is key for successful e-commerce expansion

Singapore’s e-commerce market is predicted by Statista to grow at a rate of 14.7 per cent from this year through 2013.

FairPrice stores to charge for plastic bags in month-long trial

Seven NTUC FairPrice stores will charge shoppers for plastic bags in a trial starting later this month.

Shopee opens new regional headquarters in Singapore

Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Shopee will open its new regional headquarters in Singapore at Kent Ridge.

Tea chain Heytea expands in Singapore

Chinese tea chain Heytea will open a new store at Westgate, Singapore on Saturday.

BreadTalk Group to buy foodcourt rival

Listed Singapore food-and-beverage company BreadTalk Group is to buy foodcourt operator Food Junction Management (FJM).

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