[BEIJING] China's state planner on Friday announced guidelines to boost residents' property income and improve consumer market supply, in an effort to promote consumption as the coronavirus crisis...

ASEAN BUSINESS

THEIR presence is felt everywhere: in cafes, shopping centres, sweating it out in gyms, but most visibly in the workplace.

[SEOUL] A Bank of Korea official on Wednesday said worries over the spread of a virus that emerged in central China may impact domestic consumer spending.

THE world is using up more than 100 billion tonnes of natural resources per year for the first time ever while global recycling of raw materials has fallen, according to a report released on...

PARCELS piled high at sorting centres and drivers speeding down bike lanes to deliver takeout lunches are ubiquitous sights in urban China, where e-commerce and delivery apps have taken over...

[TOKYO] Japanese household spending fell for a second straight month in November, government data showed on Friday, reflecting a pullback in private consumption after the October sales tax hike,...

THE BROAD VIEW

RELYING too much on shoppers to tide over growth can be a risky business. China and the US have been leaning heavily on consumers to sustain their economic expansions.

[TOKYO] Real wages in Japan adjusted for inflation fell for a seventh month in July, adding to worries whether consumer spending can be sustained while the economy wrestles with slower global...

LATEST US DATA

US personal spending accelerated in July, exceeding forecasts and indicating household consumption remained solid at the start of the third quarter and will continue as the economy's dominant...

FOR final-year Nanyang Technological University student Marissa Tan, opting for a Burpple Beyond membership has taken the hassle of finding lunch off her plate.