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Uniqlo makes biggest South-east Asia bet as CEO looks abroad

Clothing chain is opening its largest store in region in Singapore amid flagging profits at its parent

Billionaire chairman Mr Yanai wants to generate five trillion yen (S$65.9 billion) in sales by 2020 to keep Fast Retailing competitive with Hennes & Mauritz AB and Zara-owner Inditex SA.


CASUAL clothing chain Uniqlo is taking its biggest chance in South-east Asia.

The unit of Fast Retailing Co is opening a store on Singapore's iconic Orchard Road that will have 2,700 square metres of shopping space on three floors. The store will be Uniqlo's largest in