Online shopping is quick and easy if you know what you're looking for, or only have to decide between a couple of products. But it can get tedious and time-consuming if you're making a purchase that requires lots of comparisons over multiple sites.
Digital Folio, a new, free software product to be announced next week, is a browser add-on that lets you save and view potential product choices in a single place, and quickly see how their prices compare among some major online retailers.
Despite the fragile economic recovery and subdued consumer sentiment in many countries, global retail markets have rebounded strongly during the last year according to Cushman & Wakefield.
lebua Hotels & Resorts has announced plan to open three to four properties in major cities across India, beginning with Delhi, set to open by the end of the year.
The 400-room property will be located in Dwarka in West Delhi. Food and beverage offerings will include a high-end, authentic Indian restaurant with an Indian Michelin-starred chef. Signature lebua restaurants from the Bangkok flagship, Mezzaluna, Sirocco and Breeze, will open in the hotel following the soft launch in December.
It is not easy being green in Hong Kong, especially when it comes to your toilet paper.
It might make sense that the toilet roll used to clean up your dirtiest deeds would come from the last dregs of a paper's life cycle, but in Hong Kong it is most likely you are flushing virgin pulp down the drain.
Despite global advocacy for less paper usage by Greenpeace and other environmental groups, eco-conscious consumers are at a loss for choice with major retailers in Hong Kong stocking toilet rolls made mostly from virgin pulp, with few, if any, choices for a recycled option.
Asia's third largest economy growing at a rate of 7 percent and home to over 200,000 millionaires, India is one of the toughest luxury markets in the world. The writer of this article discusses about the challenges of the luxury market in India:
Vietnam will increase minimum wages by up to almost half in its major cities from 1 October in a bid to help workers cope with one of the world's highest levels of inflation.
Department store Debenhams has revealed major expansion plans for India, according to reports.
Debenhams, which opened its first department store in India’s Gurgaon district in the National Capital Region in October 2007 with franchisee Planet Retail Holdings, has said it plans to expand rapidly in the country.
It wants 15 stores in eight cities across India over the next two and a half years. It has one store in the country presently.
With Reva already having made an entry in the Indian electric-car market and GM and Renault having it in their pipeline, electric vehicles (EVs) may become major market players in emerging markets of India and China.
According to a report released by the National Development and Reform Commission in May, the Chinese central government's introduction of a nationwide ban on the free provision of plastic bags in major supermarkets three years ago, has resulted in 24 billion less plastic bags being produced, which is estimated to have reduced plastic consumption by over 600,000 tonnes.
Thanks to the recently released Arrowfone VOIP app by Namzak Labs Inc., Android mobile phone users can now make international calls from Tokyo to most major countries at just a fraction of the existing cost. The initial release of Arrowfone is aimed at the Japanese market and runs on Android versions 2.2 and 2.3. Limited delivery of beta versions has commenced.
Namzak Labs' affiliated company, Namzak Japan Inc., located in Tokyo and established by CEO Daniel Fukumoto, has signed several sales agreements with several distributors.