Malls dying? These in US have found a way to thrive

NEW YORK • Some retailers in the US have turned to extras like virtual-reality headsets and touch-screen mirrors to give shoppers an experience they cannot get online.

Amazon offers India's small business owners US$1 billion olive branch

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Inc CEO Jeff Bezos said his company will invest US$1 billion (S$1.35 billion) to bring small and medium-sized businesses online in India and expects to export US$...

Retail sales not all sparkling at Jewel Changi Airport despite the crowds

Jewel Changi Airport may often be crowded but this has not translated into strong sales for all tenants.

Uniqlo parent cuts profit outlook as Asia strife batters sales

TOKYO • Political flare-ups in Asia are putting the brakes on Fast Retailing's overseas momentum, as the Uniqlo operator posted its worst quarterly revenue fall in a decade for its global segment...

Retail sales fall for 10th straight month

Even huge shopping events like Singles' Day and Black Friday that had consumers shelling out left, right, and centre failed to lift retail sales in Singapore last November - the 10th straight...

Online sales grew in November, but Singapore retail still in negative zone with 4% decline

RETAIL sales fell year on year for the 10th month in November, weighed down by big-ticket items like cars and furniture, according to Department of Statistics (SingStat) data out on Friday.

Singapore retail sales down for 10th month in November with 4% drop

SINGAPORE - Retail sales slid for the tenth consecutive month in November, weighed down again by falling vehicle sales, according to figures out on Friday (Jan 10) by the Department of Statistics...

Uniqlo sees worst overseas sales drop in decade on Asia political strife

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Political flare-ups in Asia are putting the brakes on Fast Retailing's overseas momentum, as the Uniqlo operator reported the worst quarterly revenue decline in a decade for...

Tiny tailoring shops that still hold needle to thread

SINGAPORE - Nothing to wear for Chinese New Year? If you eschew fast fashion, seek out a traditional tailor.

HK landlords face tough times as shop, office rents sink

LANDLORDS in Hong Kong, a city with some of the highest commercial rents in the world, are staring down the barrel of a tough year.

Payment delays worsen among Singapore firms for third straight quarter

SLOW payments among Singapore firms increased for the third consecutive quarter, led by the retail and services sectors, according to a report by the Singapore Commercial Credit Bureau (SCCB) on...