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Indonesian coffee startup Kopi Kenangan grabs $20m funding from Sequoia India

Aug 6, 2019  |  ,

  Indonesian grab-and-go coffee chain Kopi Kenangan on Tuesday announced the closing of a $20-million growth funding round from Sequoia India, confirming an earlier report by DEALSTREETASIA. In a statement, the company said it plans to

How can English proficiency in Taiwan be improved?

Jul 12, 2019  |  , , , , ,

Taiwan’s English proficiency ranking has gone down. With English-schools everywhere, how can this possibly be the case? (Flickr image) Last week it was reported that English language proficiency in Taiwan has been downgraded from “intermediate” to

More citizens see fitness benefits

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Fitness chains have been springing up across Vietnam, eager to cash in on local consumers who are becoming more health-conscious. Thu Van reports. Health blogger Hana Giang Anh is a well-known name among Vietnamese women who

New Study Reveals English Language Learning Set for Significant Growth

Jun 28, 2019  |  , ,

  1.4 billion adults globally open to taking an English language course, boosting market for adult providers Adult English language training market worth in excess of US$28 billion and forecast to grow by 80% over the

After Struggling to Deliver in China, Carrefour Packs Its Bags

Jun 27, 2019  | 

French company is pulling back as local upstarts seize on the trend toward delivering items directly to customers’ homes Shoppers leaving a Carrefour store in Beijing in 2011. BEIJING— Carrefour SA, one of Europe’s largest grocery retailers, is unloading

Takashimaya to shut its Shanghai store

Jun 27, 2019  |  , , ,

Takashimaya said the lack of profitability is largely due to tough competition within the industry coupled with delays and changes in development projects for adjacent commercial facilities. File photo. Japanese department store giant blames losses on

Pacific Trade Agreement Triggers IP Overhaul in Vietnam

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By Lien Hoang.  New rules expand rights to trademarks and patents under deal ratified by seven countries. U.S. companies can make limited use of provisions because Washington withdrew from accord in 2017. The Pacific trade pact

Pingu’s English announces further ASEAN expansion with new Master Franchisee in Laos

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In the presence of the Rt. Hon Ed Vaizey MP, Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam and His Excellency Mr Phongsavanh Sisoulath, Laos Ambassador to the UK, an exclusive contract has been signed in London between

Why the ESL Market is set to boom in the next 10 years

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According to the British Council approximately 1.7 billion peoplewere learning and using English worldwide in 2015. English language instruction for non-native speakers is a $63 billion a year industry. (For comparison, consider the U.S. education industry’s revenue is

Far from game over: From boom to bust to boom again, bubble tea is back in business

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ILLUSTRATION: SIMON ANG  A brief history of bubble tea A FEW rounds of interviews, a 150-page business proposal, a two-week bootcamp and a practical test spanning six hours. It took Charlie Tan all this, and more,

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