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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

Vietnam affinity for fashion drives strong Zara sales

Jun 11, 2019  |  , ,

Zara’s revenues ịn Vietnam last year was six times the 2016 figure. Photo acquired by VnExpress. Zara’s revenues zoomed to VND 1.7 trillion ($73 million) last year, six times the 2016 figure, thanks to the Vietnamese

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,

Retailer Auchan’s exit from Vietnam gets interest from potential buyers

Jun 3, 2019  | 

The logo of French retailer Auchan is pictured on a shopping centre in La Defense at Courbevoie near Paris, France, May 16, 2018. Photo: Reuters French supermarket group Auchan Retail’s plans to sell its loss-making business

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

F&N buys Starbucks Thailand in bid for greater regional presence

May 27, 2019  |  , , , , , ,

Food and beverage firm Fraser and Neave (F&N) has acquired the Starbucks Thailand coffee chain. The company said yesterday that it has entered into an agreement to buy Starbucks Coffee (Thailand). The deal was done through