Thailand’s Central Group acquires British retailer Selfridges

Central made the purchase in partnership with Signa Holding of Austria for a reported price of $4.76 billion

Key trends behind the growth in Asia-Pacific’s industrial and logistics market

As the retail market moves online, demand for modern logistics warehousing will only increase further.

New sin-tax rates to bring extra $363 million to Thailand’s state coffer

The Excise Department says the new tax rates effective Sept 16 will raise prices of unhealthy foods and drinks, while generating 12 billion baht more on taxes from them annually

Amazon to offer global shopping and ultra-fast delivery in China

Amazon is planning an interesting move in China that could shift the balance somewhat starting with its Singles Day sale this year: global shipping.

Thailand’s retail sector to continue expanding

Rising consumer confidence has paved the way for Thailand’s retail sector to continue expanding despite an uncertain external environment, with the largest domestic acquisition in the country’s history looming and a wave of new malls set for development.

New Thai shopping mall to target wealthy Chinese tourists

Thailand’s largest retail conglomerate hopes to attract more high-end Chinese tourists with a new luxurious shopping mall, following an upsurge in visitors over the past year and even greater numbers expected this year.

Thailand’s retail business to grow 15 to 20%

Thailand’s retail business this year will tend to grow continuously at 15-20 per cent in value, according to the Kasikorn Research Centre (KRC).

Foreign investment in India retail sector could fight rural poverty

Foreign investment in India retail sector would not eliminate rural poverty, but modernizing operations can reduce prices and give customers greater choice