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The future of commerce: Asia Pacific's trillion-dollar shoppertainment opportunity

Shoppertainment is the future of commerce.

Global Economy

Inflation seen to ease with combination of supply chain kinks smoothing, says Fitch Ratings

However, risks such as China's zero-Covid policy and war between Russia and Ukraine, remain

US Economy

Will US inflation lead to recession?

Consumers are stalling out, and that households and businesses are becoming increasingly pessimistic.

China Focus

Holiday shopping spree to show what’s really up with China’s economy

HONG KONG (Feb 4): China’s consumers have cut back on purchases of everything from Apple Inc.’s iPhones to Swiss watches as the trade war with the US hits the economy.

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

Grab replaces UberEATS in Singapore with beta launch of GrabFood app

SINGAPORE (May 28): Grab today announced the beta launch of its GrabFood delivery app in Singapore, with further plans to make the app and its services available in five other Southeast Asian countries – Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Ph

China Focus

Millennials are helping Jack Ma’s financing firm become a debt giant

SHANGHAI (Oct 17): They’ve made billions of dollars helping sell everything from iPhones to hairdryers on China’s burgeoning online shopping platforms. Now, tech giants led by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s finance affiliate are making money off the l

State of the City

Perception versus reality: Why inflation often seems higher than it really is

(Sept 18): Chan Siew Guat, a part-time cleaner in her late 50s, sighs at how the price of her kopi, the oily local coffee brew, has been rising steadily at hawker centres and coffee shops in the CBD, where she works.


How VR is re-energising long established industries

SINGAPORE (March 23): Virtual Reality (VR) is not a new medium, but it is being utilised in exciting new ways that are disrupting not just entertainment but entire industries at large as once traditionally considered industry standards become obsolete.

Singapore millennials are making their purchases based on these 3 factors

SINGAPORE (Feb 21): ICLP, the loyalty marketing agency unit of the Collinson Group, has released its latest findings based on a survey which aims to identify top factors driving the buying decisions of Singapore’s “next generation of shoppers”.

Amara’s 100 AM mall to launch new F&B concept on Dec 1

SINGAPORE (Nov 10): Amara Holdings’ lifestyle shopping mall, 100 AM, will be unveiling a new food and beverage (F&B) concept on its third floor from Dec 1.