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Fastfood chain Panda Express to open 1st Philippine branch in SM Megamall

Oct 8, 2019  |  , , , ,

PANDA Express is set to open its first branch in the Philippines “soon.” — COMPANY HANDOUT JOLLIBEE Foods Corp. (JFC) is opening the country’s first Panda Express store in SM Megamall, Pasig City. The announcement comes a

QSR market to grow at 6.5% CAGR by 2026

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Globally, the QSR ecosystem market is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 6.5% according to a report from Stratistics Market Research Consulting Pvt. Ltd. that looked at the industry between 2017 and 2026 worldwide.

GIC-led consortium invests $500m in Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup

Sep 11, 2019  |  , ,

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC has led a consortium to invest $500 million in the retail business of Vietnamese behemoth Vingroup, according to an announcement. The consortium has acquired a minority stake in VCM Services and

International businesses seeking master franchisees in Indonesia

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Inside Retail Asia Indonesia’s economy is projected to be three times the size of Australia’s by 2030 – and the GDP of the world’s most-populous muslim population will rise from $3.2 trillion to $10.1 trillion by

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

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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