Magazines Archives - 2008 August

Asian economies: Slackening growth, soaring inflation
Will Asian consumers tighten their belts and purse strings?

Story 6 - One Viewpoint

The gloom has finally descended upon Asia’s economic performance, with second-quarter GDP figures plummeting and inflation hitting multi-year highs. It was a jolting realisation of the prospect of a downturn from what had been five straight years of robust economic growth across the region.

Going forward, Asian economies face risks and uncertainties, and consumers are less confident and more guarded. These would obviously have adverse impact on Asian retailing. Questions on discretionary spending power and propensity to shop are raised. Industry experts, thankfully, offer some hope in this otherwise dismal scenario. by Steven HL Goh


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2008 Aug Stories:

Loss Prevention - New technologies make stealing tough in India’s malls & stores

Loss Prevention - Not the usual suspects: Retail crime virulent in the US

Loss Prevention - How much vigilance is enough for stores?

Loss Prevention - Retailers share notes on how to outsmart cheats

Loss Prevention - Identify causes, manage shrinkage, protect margins

Asian economies: Slackening growth, soaring inflation. Will Asian consumers tighten their belts and purse strings?

Singapore garment makers reach for the world under one industry brand

adidas opens largest concept store in Beijing ahead of 2008 Olympics

Food & Hotel Thailand 2008 promises new feature alongside familiar favourites

Show quality takes precedence over visitor statistics at Natural Products Expo Asia

Show offers chance to stock up on toys, gifts & houseware before Christmas

CRC buys over Siam Makro’s office-supplies unit in business-boosting move

Dairy Farm spreads neighbourliness in fast-paced world

FJ Benjamin takes Rado to Indonesia SINGAPORE fashionwear company

BreadTalk enters alliance to take premium US burger chain into Chinese market

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