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Franchise Talk: Looking for Companies to Franchise? These International Brands are Looking for Local Partners

Jul 22, 2019  |  , , , , , , , ,

The franchise industry continues to grow, with new and exciting international companies seeking investors and franchisees in the Philippine. According to a recent report by Standard Chartered Bank, the Philippines is one of only a handful

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

Top American and Asian franchisors meet with franchisees and investors in Vietnam

Jul 3, 2019  |  , , , , , ,

Fourteen international franchisors will gather at VF Franchise Consulting headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on July 9, 2019, to meet with prospective area or master franchisees for Vietnam. Participating franchises are in food and

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

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

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

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

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

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