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Mixed economic outlook for second half of 2011
Part 1: What's hot, what's not for Asian consumer markets?
Story 1 - One Viewpoint

As the cliché goes, time flies. The year 2011 is already half over and what an ominous half-year it has been. When Asia ushered in 2011, it was with an upbeat sentiment buoyed by exhilarating economic recovery and growth in the previous year. Hardly was there any inkling of the widespread cataclysm that would descend upon the region and the world in just the first couple of months. The situation has thrown the second half of the year into a quandary and rendered its outlook from robust to mixed. There are now clear and present dangers facing Asian economies on the one hand, but there are some seemingly promising prospects on the other. What is the good and bad news facing Asian consumer markets and, in turn, Asian retailers?

by Steven HL Goh


Steven HL Goh is the executive chairman of RETAIL ASIA. He is also CEO of The Business Company, a consulting firm advising multinational retailers on retail strategies and business development opportunities in the Asia-Pacific.

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2011 July Stories:

Mixed economic outlook for second half of 2011 Part 1: What's hot, what's not for Asian consumer markets?

Asia primed for Visa's next-gen mobile-payment solution

Sweet success at sold-out Sweets & Snacks Expo 2011

2011 retail asia-pacific top 500

International food & hospitality event returns to Bangkok in Sept

KPMG analysis of Consumer Markets 2011 Despite market volatility and shifting demographics, consumer CFOs see growth in 2011

Suning buys Japan's Laox, plans domestic and international expansion

NTUC FairPrice invests in new technologies to boost productivity

Groupon Singapore expands sales with new platforms, targeted deals

KW Logistics to rapidly expand operations

Iskandar Investment, UEM for new mall project in Medini, Johor

NZTE hosts largest F&B showcase in S'pore

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