Thursday, June 24, 2021

Luring Locals With Luxury

As the holiday season approaches its peak, the Thai capital of Bangkok remains unusually devoid of the bustle of tourists. As the pandemic keeps foreign tourists away, the city's five-star hotels are slashing rates and offering added perks to entice domestic customers. Big names, such as a Marriot in downtown...
Singapore has a knack for being in first place. Not only will the city-state be the first in the Southeast Asian region to utilise the Pfizer vaccine, as announced recently, they were also the first to gain regulatory approval to use lab-created meat. Today, Eat Just announced that it...
CTOS Data Systems Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s leading credit reporting agency, saw a record number of business credit reports pulled via the CTOS Credit Manager system by SME subscribers during Q3 this year. This highlights the importance that SMEs are putting on credit risk management in keeping their businesses protected...
With the economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, continuous growth and expansion might be the last thing on the minds of companies and business owners. However, the truth is often surprising. Rather than hunkering down until the economic crisis blows over, four in five financial...
The circular economy is defined as an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. With the increasing depletion of the earth's resources, more businesses are slowly transitioning from the current unsustainable linear economy to a more sustainable circular economy. In accordance with the Taiwanese government’s...
The Hong Kong stock exchange received a massive punch to the gut when Ant Group’s highly anticipated IPO was shelved. Said IPO was set to make history with record breaking numbers. However, despite this setback, the city is still on track to end 2020 as one of the world’s...
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has just launched the MalaysiaBiz portal, which will serve as a one-stop centre to facilitate online business registrations and licensing applications. He said the portal was developed by the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) with the goal of creating a trade-friendly environment...
2020 has been a year of hardship and perseverance. The Covid-19 pandemic has devastated the global economy, leaving many feeling downtrodden and disappointed. However, not everyone is willing to just sit down and take it. In fact, many Singaporeans are going out of their way to pre-order Christmas trees...
According to Nikkei Asia, Japan has some big plans in store with regards to eco-friendliness and sustainability. The island nation is aiming to make all new car sales eco-friendly by the mid-2030s as it joins a growing community of nations determined to slow down the world’s ever-growing carbon emissions. The...
2020 has been a strange and tough year for retailers, especially for brick and mortar stores. Covid-19 has forced people to stay in-doors, thus changing their habits. The coronavirus has shown us the true power and potential of e-commerce and delivery services, and signs seem to point towards these...
There are some interesting new developments occurring in the chipmaking industry. Taiwanese chip manufacturing giant, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), will be working with Google and other well-known US tech heavyweights to develop a brand new way of making semiconductors more powerful. The tried and true technique of cramming more...
2020 has not been kind to businesses around the world. With the exception of a handful of industries, sales and revenue have been in decline; thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. The retail industry in particular has been hit rather hard. The global retail industry will suffer a 3.5 percent...

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