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New leader appointed in APAC for Abercrombie & Fitch

New leader appointed in APAC for Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch has hired two key senior staff to lead its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions. Olga Wu will oversee Abercrombie & Fitch Asia-Pacific and Daniel Le Vesconte will manage the company’s EMEA regional operations. Both have been appointed group VPs. They will report […]

BreadTalk Group to buy Food Junction

BreadTalk Group to buy Food Junction

Listed Singapore food-and-beverage company BreadTalk Group is to buy foodcourt operator Food Junction Management (FJM). A subsidiary of BreadTalk, Topwin Investment, has signed a sale and purchase agreement to pay S$80 million for FJM, which operates 12 foodcourts in Singapore and three in Malaysia. A fourth is on track to […]

Ather Energy Launches New Compact Home Charger Ather Dot

Electric scooter start-up Ather Energy has announced the launch of a new home charging point – Ather Dot, for its Ather 450 customers in Chennai & Bengaluru. The new charger has been designed specifically for the Ather 450 electric scooter and company says that it took a lot of feedback from its […]

General Motors Cuts Some 350 Jobs In Thailand Operations

General Motors Cuts Some 350 Jobs In Thailand Operations

General Motors has cut about 350 jobs from its Thai subsidiary’s operations, a labor representative said on Friday, slashing more than 15% of the workforce for the U.S. automaker that has two factories in Thailand. Thailand is a major manufacturing hub in the competitive Southeast Asian auto market. Boonyeun Sookmai, […]

Spotify now lets users share music on Facebook Stories

Spotify now lets users share music on Facebook Stories

Spotify has just made it possible for people listening to music to share it on Facebook Stories. If you want your friends and followers to know what songs you like, you can now share it on Facebook Stories and viewers will hear a 15-second preview before tapping to listen. Here is how […]

BSH Home Appliances appoints new director for APAC

BSH Home Appliances appoints new director for APAC

BSH Home Appliances Group has appointed Gunjan Srivastava as executive VP, head of Asia Pacific. The appointment reflects the company’s focus on driving accelerated growth across the region, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Australia and New Zealand. Gunjan has more than 15 years of experience in the durable-goods sector, […]

FWO on underpayment: Self-disclosure no longer enough

Big business wage thieves looking for a soft response from the workplace watchdog are going to be disappointed, with fair work ombudsman Sandra Parker declaring an intention to be hands-on with big firms who confess underpayments. Speaking at a Council of Small Businesses Australia summit in Melbourne on Thursday, Parker […]

Domestic online E-commerce spending up

Online spending on local sites has strengthened in July and helped to boost the country’s total online retail sales compared to the previous corresponding period. Spending on New Zealand sites rose 18 percent compared to the previous year – again driven by food and grocery categories in recent months. New […]

Deutsche Bank Hires Head of China Onshore Wealth Management

Deutsche Bank’s recruitment drive for the private bank in Asia persists, this time with the hire of a new head of onshore wealth management in China. Jeffrey Yen Chieh Peng joins the bank as managing director and head of China onshore wealth management, effective today. According to the bank’s announcement, Peng […]

Maybank Kim Eng To Launch Trading Capabilities for Southeast Asia

Maybank Kim Eng, Maybank’s investment banking arm, announces its selection of Australian-headquartered fintech firm, Iress, as the software provider for online trading and market data. Iress’ ViewPoint will be rolled out progressively to Maybank Kim Eng’s clients in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. The expanded agreement with Iress will enable […]