RETAIL has been one of the hottest sectors among recent South-east Asian initial public offerings, as investors look to cash in on consumers' increasing spending power in the region.

WITH one month left until the Oct 1 consumption tax rate hike to 10 per cent, retailers are hastening preparations for a more complicated tax scheme that incentivises cashless payments, keeps the...

JAPAN'S unusually long and cool rainy season has dampened demand for apparel, furniture and other goods, with some retailers already reporting steep drops in merchandise sales.

HONG Kong retailers said on Tuesday they expect sales for July and August to drop by double-digits from a year earlier due to large and sometimes violent protests that have gripped the territory...