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Vietnam to stay among Asia’s fastest growing economies despite sharp slowdown: ADB

Apr 6, 2020  | 

If the pandemic is contained within the first half of 2020, Vietnam’s growth should rebound to 6.8% in 2021 and remain strong over the medium and long-term, according to ADB. Vietnam’s economic growth rate is expected

How has Covid-19 affected the franchise business in Southeast Asia?

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Is there light in the darkness? As I work self-quarantined at home in Vietnam, and review the latest news headlines of “California governor orders 40 million residents to stay home”, “Probably 12 months of hardship for

Franchising updates for Southeast Asia (ASEAN)

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Photo: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam This is an update to an earlier post that I did concerning the coronavirus a few weeks past. And boy, have things changed. However, these changes are driving some key

Uniqlo Vietnam to open second store in Ho Chi Minh City

Mar 26, 2020  | 

Uniqlo Vietnam is to open Ho Chi Minh’s second store this year despite the coronavirus outbreak. Located at SC Vivo City shopping mall in District 7, the city’s second Uniqlo Vietnam store will occupy more than 2000sqm of area,

JFC forges ahead with plan to put up Tim Ho Wan in China

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Unfazed by the China-epicentered coronavirus pandemic, fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) is moving forward with its expansion plan for the Tim Ho Wan (THW) restaurant franchise in mainland China, beginning with the opening of the

The ‘accidental’ restaurateur

Mar 9, 2020  |  ,

TREVOR MACKENZIE Managing Director, Asian Cuisine Co. Ltd. and Exquisine System Co. “Just what is Thai hospitality? It’s people who are always smiling. Now, who doesn’t like to see a smile? Though language has always been

Blog: Coronavirus…life goes on in Asia.

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  As I am sitting in a lounge at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and getting ready for my flight to Yangon, Myanmar, it occurred to me that many people continue

Mos Burger turns to Vietnam for expansion and talent pipeline

Feb 24, 2020  |  ,

TOKYO — Mos Burger will launch restaurants in Vietnam this year while also training young locals to work in labor-short Japan before returning home as managers. Mos Food Services, the Japanese company behind the fast-food chain

Qooco’s David Topolewski on how mobile learning could solve China’s education inequality

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IN 2006, China launched its ‘indigenous innovation’ campaign, which aimed to turn the country into a ‘science powerhouse‘ by 2020. Now, four years from its goal, China has been making significant progress in the field of

COCA RESTAURANTS UNVEILS COMFORTING NEW PAN-ASIAN MENU IN MALAYSIA

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Restaurant group expands popular suki hot pot concept to include a wider range of authentic Thai and Cantonese dishes, with plenty of sharing plates for social dining     BANGKOK, THAILAND: COCA Restaurant, the innovative Asian

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