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Jan 21, 2017

Southeast Asian F&B brands see Hong Kong as a key market in their expansion plans.

Often dubbed the food capital of Asia, Hong Kong’s culinary scene is one of its biggest attractions, with a wide array of cuisines represented and budgets to suit every pocket. Keen to gain a foothold in this culinary...

Dec 21, 2016

With China among the world's largest e-commerce markets, digital businesses are facilitating cross-border sales between European vendors and mainland consumers.

For anyone involved in e-commerce, China is clearly the country to crack. In 2015, retail e-commerce sales in the Chinese mainland totaled US$672...

Dec 08, 2016

Social enterprise creates jobs while promoting clean energy

“We are extremely happy and will continue our services for income generation and for changing energy realities in our villages. It feels great to be a part of this network and economically independent.”

December 2016—It’s always good to have...

Oct 26, 2016

After four centuries, the fashion realm has descended from the top of the pyramid to embrace the 99 percent. And the 99 percent’s taste is sure to have a tighter focus on the “everyday.”

Business of Fashion magazine founder Imran Amed set the tone for the new year in the magazine’s special “The New World...

Oct 05, 2016

More and more tourism destinations in Asia, the governments behind them and private operators running tour packages and services are realising the importance of online promotion. We’re seeing a large increase of familiarisation trips, designed to attract bloggers and key influencers to promoted destinations across...

Aug 17, 2016

Gourmet, Fashion and Lifestyle Products compose a glamorous experience

Aug 05, 2016

Hong Kong residents are kicking up their heels in novel ways, thanks to businesses catering to the dance fitness craze.

From traditional classical ballet, to ethnic, folk and contemporary “aerial” dance, classes that tap the city’s inner beat are big business in Hong Kong.

Scottish-born Kathryn O’...

Jun 26, 2016

After 10 years teaching in middle school there is one thing that baffles Lee Soo-jung -- how many of the girls are wearing makeup. "Just 10 years ago only a couple of girls in a class wore makeup, but now more than half of them do," she says.

The school tried to ban it, but to no avail. "Many girls put on...

Jun 20, 2016

The European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) named Cambodia as the World Best Tourism Destination for 2016 out of 30 countries that joined the competition for the award this year.

ECTT said in a press release issued on June 15 that Cambodia took the top spot due to its “rich cultural and historical...

Jun 13, 2016

The rest of the world is fueled by technology, so why shouldn’t sports be as well? There has been a massive boom in technology over the past 20-odd years, and sport has been taking full advantage of it. Sport is one of the most universally loved activities, and it continues to capture the attention of people from a...

Jun 02, 2016

Even Barack Obama couldn’t resist when he sat down for a $6-noodle soup at a street restaurant in Hanoi earlier this week, gulping down one Hanoi beer.

Beer is a staple in Vietnam, and this statement is supported by the fact that Vietnamese are the leading beer drinkers in the Association of Southeast Asian...

May 15, 2016

Mobile apps on the Chinese mainland are ushering in a transport revolution.

Set on out-Ubering Uber, Didi Chuxing was formed following the 2015 merger of Kuadi Dache and Didi Dache, two of the Chinese mainland's leading taxi-booking apps. Keen to distance itself from the negative connotations associated with...

May 08, 2016

Young Korean men are increasingly unashamed to indulge their sweet tooth rather than drown themselves in manly liquor.

"It used to feel very uncomfortable for two men to sit in a café having a dessert," says student Lee Sang-won (26). "But not any more." And a 33-year-old office worker admits, "I need to a...

May 06, 2016

Starbucks, winner of the Coffeehouse Chains category for six years in a row and number one in online service satisfaction, has become more of a 'tech company that sells coffee,' with digital coffee houses that enable new Starbucks experiences.