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Aging Asia rethinks retirement to pursue ‘productive longevity’

Jun 19, 2019  |  , , , , ,

KENTARO IWAMOTO, Nikkei staff writer     SINGAPORE — Rosalind Tay left her job in April after she reached Singapore’s retirement age of 62, but she was far from ready to call it a career. “I

Top coffee chains record double digit growth

Jun 19, 2019  |  , ,

Highlands Coffee earned pre-tax profits of VND129 billion ($5.54 million). Photo by VnExpress/Dat Nguyen. Five coffee chains are locked in a race for top spot in Vietnam, but Highlands Coffee is the clear leader so far.

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,

The methods and requirements needed for franchises to thrive

May 29, 2019  |  , , , , , , , , ,

Many chain franchise brands have developed in Vietnam, with popular brand names popping up in fast food, catering, education, healthcare, beauty, and entertainment. Sean T. Ngo, founder and CEO of franchising consultancy VF Franchise Consulting, talked with VIR’s Thanh Van

Asian Economies Set to Dominate 7% Growth Club During 2020s

May 20, 2019  |  , , , ,

The 2020s are set to be the Asian decade, with the continent dominating an exclusive list of economies expected to sustain growth rates of around 7%. India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Myanmar and the Philippines should all meet

ONE EUREKA MOMENT GAVE US THE COUNTRY’S MOST LOVED WAFFLE BRAND – THE BELGIAN WAFFLE CO.

Apr 10, 2019  |  , ,

Shrey Aggarwal (Founder, The Belgian Waffle Co.), was a mechanical engineering student and started his career as a software engineer. He went on to work in Manila for SAP. However, he is a complete foodie and

Shakey’s to buy Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken chain

Apr 4, 2019  |  ,

Philippines restaurant chain operator Shakey’s Pizza Asia is buying the Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken brand. The firm filed details of the deal with Peri-Peri’s operator I-Foods at the Philippine Stock Exchange this week, although the transaction cost