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AirAsia Wants Tools to Engage Customers Moving to Messaging Apps

AirAsia Wants Tools to Engage Customers Moving to Messaging Apps

Consumers now want to talk to businesses and find resolutions the way they talk to their friends and family, and this is pushing a big transition towards messaging channels, according to Adam Geneave, chief customer happiness officer for the low-cost Asian airline. The carrier added support for Tencent’s WeChat in […]

Mama’s Choice launched in Indonesia

Mama’s Choice launched in Indonesia

Halal-certified parenting-product firm Mama’s Choice has launched in Indonesia. The business has been founded by a group of young mothers along with parenting influencer Rahne Putri, teaming up with former Lazada Indonesia Co-CEO Duri Granziol. It was launched in response to the group’s noting a lack of safe, Halal and […]

HSBC Singapore Expands Foreign Mortgage Solutions

HSBC Singapore Expands Foreign Mortgage Solutions

Responding to growing interest among clients, HSBC Singapore now offers mortgages for investment residential properties in five cities across Australia. HSBC Singapore is hoping to tap on the growing number of Singaporeans who plan on buying investment properties abroad with the launch of its first overseas mortgage solution, the bank […]

Pomelo Purpose range now features recycled PET fabrics

Pomelo Purpose range now features recycled PET fabrics

Omnichannel fashion brand Pomelo has released a third collection for its permanent sustainable line Purpose. Seeking to lead the sustainability charge in the Southeast Asian fashion industry, the brand will be introducing Recycled PET (RPET) material to its Pomelo Purpose production processes for the first time. As with the brand’s […]

Tens Of Thousands Losing Jobs As India’s Auto Crisis

Tens Of Thousands Losing Jobs As India’s Auto Crisis

Slumping sales of cars and motorcycles are triggering massive job cuts in India’s auto sector, with many companies forced to shut down factories for days and axe shifts, multiple sources said. The cull has been so extensive that one senior industry source told Reuters that initial estimates suggest that automakers, […]

Restaurant openings sap Jumbo Group profit

Restaurant openings sap Jumbo Group profit

Jumbo Group profit fell 24.8 percent in the third quarter to S$1.7 million (US$1.2 million) as new restaurant openings added to expenses. The Singapore-listed restaurant group opened three new outlets in Singapore: a Jumbo Seafood at Jewel Changi, along with Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine and Chao Ting Teochew Pao […]

UOB Taps Malay Trade Associations for SME Clients

UOB Taps Malay Trade Associations for SME Clients

UOB seeks to expand its banking base in Asia’s small to medium-sized enterprises with the latest targeting of trade association in Malaysia. The bank will collaborate with three trade associations (SME Association of Sabah, Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (Sabah) and the Sabah-China Chambers of Commerce) in Sabah representing more than […]

Singapore Airlines launches new mobile app

Singapore Airlines has launched a new mobile app for Android and iOS smartphones. The app, based on a ground-up rebuild and all-new underlying technical architecture, is designed to significantly enhance booking and check-in flows, and improve transaction time by up to 60%. In addition to significant improvements in existing functions, […]

City Chain sales down as store network shrinks

City Chain sales down as store network shrinks

City Chain sales plunged 20 percent across Greater China in the three months to June. Hong Kong-headquartered parent Stelux International – which spun off its eyewear business last year – said the watch-retailing chain’s poor performance was due to a 14.8-per-cent contraction of its store network and “softened consumer demand”. […]

Hyundai Names Its New Hatchback Grand i10 Nios

Hyundai Names Its New Hatchback Grand i10 Nios

Hyundai has named the new-gen Grand i10 as the Grand i10 Nios. The car is set to be launched in India on August 20, 2019. The Grand i10 Nios name is only for India though, worldwide this car will be called the i10. The Grand i10 Nios is the 3rd […]