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Chinese Fintech Investigated for Fake Government Threats

Chinese fintech firm 51 Credit Card is being investigated for threatening delinquent borrowers by pretending to be fake government officials. The Hong Kong-listed credit card management app allegedly hired external debt collectors acting as government officials, according to an Hangzhou police statement, and is suspected of «picking quarrels and provoking […]

by November 9, 2019 0 comments Asia

BP pulls sexualised magazines from stores

Fuel giant BP Australia has joined 7-Eleven and pulled two “M+” rated magazines from its 350 petrol outlets across the country after complaints they sexualized young girls and promoted harassment. People and The Picture magazines, published by Bauer, will be pulled from the shelves BP has confirmed. “M+ rated magazines […]

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Fjällräven launches in Singapore with Outside

Swedish outdoor apparel brand Fjällräven has launched in Singapore and Malaysia. The 59-year-old brand, whose name translates into ‘the arctic fox’ is known for its collections of high-end clothing and equipment which focus on timeless design and long-lifespan. Fjällräven collections are now available at the Outside store located at Plaza […]

by November 8, 2019 0 comments Asia

Oppo Thailand opens Bangkok flagship Store

Consumer electronics firm Oppo Thailand has opened a flagship at the Emquartier Mall in Bangkok The store was launched by Oppo Thailand executive VP Khun Chanon Chirayakul and The Emporium Group senior VP Manathet Annawat, who announced the brand’s intentions to penetrate a more premium market with higher levels of […]

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Nespresso launches farm-to-table sustainability initiative

Capsule coffee brand Nespresso is inviting business partners to join an exclusive farm-to-table culinary experience designed by Chef Vicky Cheng, owner and executive chef of Michelin-starred Vea Restaurant and Lounge in Hong Kong. To further encourage the public to participate in the Nespresso’s sustainability initiatives, Cheng will extend the unique […]

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AirAsia X’s 3Q flight frequencies fail to boost overall capacity

AirAsia X’s 3Q flight frequencies fail to boost overall capacity

AIRASIA X Bhd’s additional flight frequencies in the third quarter of the year (3Q19) were insufficient to boost overall capacity, MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd said. The long-haul affiliate of low-cost carrier AirAsia Group Bhd increased flight frequencies to Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne to cater for increased demand following […]

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OCBC Joins Singtel’s Mobile Payment Alliance

OCBC Joins Singtel’s Mobile Payment Alliance

OCBC became the first Singapore bank to join Singtel’s VIA mobile payment alliance, boosting the mobile operator’s regional payment network. Thailand’s Kasikornbank has also joined the alliance earlier. By the first quarter of 2020, OCBC Bank customers will be able to go cashless when they travel to Thailand or Japan. They […]

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CIMB Wants A Bigger Bite Of Singapore SME Banking Share

CIMB Wants A Bigger Bite Of Singapore SME Banking Share

CIMB Bank plans to double its market share from 3 percent to 6 percent by 2021 for its small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) banking business in Singapore. One of the lender’s efforts to do so is the launch of its Asean-China Halal Corridor initiative last year, which is a trade network linking halal […]

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Uniqlo South Korea courts controversy as it attempts comeback

Uniqlo South Korea courts controversy as it attempts comeback

Facing an unprecedented boycott campaign Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo has launched a comeback campaign in South Korea – only to stumble almost immediately. Uniqlo South Korea’s new television commercial rekindled controversy following complaints that the ad made fun of Japanese sex slaves. <p Uniqlo plans to hold a seminar for […]

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Burger King APAC opens 3,000th restaurant

The Burger King Asia-Pacific network has reached a milestone, the 3000th restaurant which just opened in Shanghai. The new restaurant in China is a joint venture owned by Burger King, TFI TAB Food Investments and Cartesian Capital. “We have served the Asia-Pacific market for more than 40 years, and have […]

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