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Nok Air gets new staff and planes

Nok Air gets new staff and planes

Loss-ridden budget airline Nok Air is recruiting pilots and flight attendants and will acquire two new planes to serve high-season demand as its rehabilitation plan shows positive effects, its chief executive Wutthiphum Jurangkool said on Wednesday. He said that the airline’s recruitment of about 800 new pilots and flight attendants […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia
Tiffany in ‘a difficult position’ on lacklustre Hong Kong, home market sales

Tiffany in ‘a difficult position’ on lacklustre Hong Kong, home market sales

Both overall and comparable-store sales growth at Tiffany came in flat during the last quarter, neither metric helped by the challenges in Hong Kong which overshadowed strong trading in the Chinese mainland. However, putting Asia to one side, it is clear that Tiffany’s main difficulties are coming from the US […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia
La Mer opens flagship boutique in Singapore

La Mer opens flagship boutique in Singapore

Luxury skincare brand La Mer has opened its first flagship boutique in Marina Bay Sands. Occupying a 375sqft space, the new store features gold, cream and forest green as theme colors. The marble floor resembles the sea that “forms the bedrock of the brand’s formulations”. Beside its skincare products, the […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia
Adairs acquires online-only homewares brand

Adairs acquires online-only homewares brand

Adairs has entered into a binding agreement to acquire pure-play homewares retailer Mocka for approximately $80 million. Mocka operates across Australia and New Zealand and will continue to run as an independent business with the existing management team leading its operations and strategy. All product design, development, sourcing, and marketing […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia
APAC Anti Ocean Plastic Fund Raises Over $100 Million

APAC Anti Ocean Plastic Fund Raises Over $100 Million

Circulate Capital, investment managers dedicated to ocean plastic prevention, raised $106 million in its venture capital fund aimed to clear the waters in Asia. The fund will invest in companies and infrastructure that prevent ocean plastic in South and Southeast Asia through a model that blends concessionary funds with investment […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia
Hong Kong Customs seize $2m in fake goods in prime retail strip

Hong Kong Customs seize $2m in fake goods in prime retail strip

Hong Kong Customs raided an upstairs showroom in the heart of the city’s prime retail precinct this week, seizing about HK$2 million worth of fake goods. They arrested a 71-year-old man on site who was allegedly in charge of the counterfeit retailing business. A Customs spokesperson said the showroom had […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia
Cebu Pacific offers discounted fares for some local

Cebu Pacific offers discounted fares for some local

Cebu Pacific is offering fares as low as P99 for local flights originating from Cagayan de Oro, Cebu and Clark, the airline announced Saturday. The so-called seat sale for domestic flights begins Saturday, Nov. 23, and runs until Monday, Nov. 25, with travel period between Jan. 1 and March 31, […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia
Lancome flagship unveiled in Paris

Lancome flagship unveiled in Paris

The French luxury beauty brand Lancome has launched its first flagship store on the prestigious Champs-Elysees in the heart of Paris. The new Lancome flagship store occupies a 300sqm area and spans two floors. From the entrance, Lancome’s customers will experience exhibition space called Joy Of Now which features a […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia
Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market head to Singapore

Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market head to Singapore

The world-famous Bangkok Chatuchak Market is set to open in Singapore, drawing an expected 600 Thai vendors. A 40,000sqft pop-up market will be open from February 4 to May 3 at The Grandstand on Turf Club Road. Between 30 and 50 Thai vendors will participate at the market each week […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia
Big C reveals expansion plans at home and abroad

Big C reveals expansion plans at home and abroad

Thai supermarket business Big C is planning to spend THB6.5 billion (US$214 million) on expansion both domestically and internationally next year. While the majority of the funds earmarked for growth will go towards development within the brand’s home territory, THB500 million ($16.5 million) will be set aside for overseas expansion. […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia