Singapore 

Local snack brands in Singapore: From mala chips and fried chicken skin to teh terik popcorn , Lifestyle, Food, Singapore News

We love ourselves some addictive local food, but while nostalgic Bee-Bee crackers and gem biscuits reign eternal as mama shop must-haves, you might just find your new favourite with these local brands. Whether it’s reinventing local restaurant flavours or bringing the mala craze back in fashion, look beyond industry giants and check out the newest nibbles making their way around town. GET YOUR MALA FIX OOH SG Get into #TheMalaParty, because that’s what Ooh wants for everyone – a party in your mouth with mind-numbing peanuts, cassava and potato chips.…

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Vietnam 

Building brands for craft villages – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Currently, Hà Nội has 1,350 traditional craft villages, accounting for 45 per cent of the total number of trade villages in the country. VNA/VNS Photo Minh Đức HÀ NỘI Handicraft products made by craft villages in Hà Nội are currently very similar in design, impacting competitiveness. To solve this problem, Hà Nội’s Department of Industry and Trade has cooperated with domestic and foreign experts to provide advice and support to artisans and businesses to improve design quality as well as promote creativity ideas to have valuable products and meet…

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Vietnam 

Vietnamese agricultural brands honoured – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Some awarded brands this year include VinEco Agricultural Production and Investment Development Co., Ltd, garlic products of Kinh Môn district, Hải Dương Province; Hanvet Veterinary Pharmaceutical& Material Joint Stock Company; Golden Stork Company Limited; Long Việt Fertiliser Joint Stock Company. — Photo thuonghieuvaphapluat.vn HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam General Council of Agriculture and Rural Development on Sunday held a ceremony to honour Việt Nam’s gold farming brands 2019. This is the fifth time the ceremony has been held. This honour is to acknowledge the great contribution of businesses and entrepreneurs in agricultural economic development and new rural…

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Singapore 

Jewel Changi Airport guide – 5 first-in-Singapore food brands & their prices, Lifestyle, Singapore News

Changi Airport has truly outdone themselves with Jewel, the hippest new mall in town. Located right next to Terminal 1, Jewel Changi Airport marries glamour and greenery – exuding a vibe reminiscent of both Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. But let’s forget the world’s tallest indoor waterfall and 5 stories of lush forest valley trails. These Instagram-worthy features may be the milkshake to lure tourists and influencers to the yard, but what we, average Singaporeans, really care about is the food. Here are 5 first-in-Singapore restaurants and…

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China 

China’s online army shows foreign brands who’s in charge

As geopolitical storm clouds gather, China’s most powerful weapon may not be tariffs or riot police, but ordinary consumers at their keyboards.Beijing is increasingly finding itself under siege as US President Donald Trump’s trade war squeezes the world’s second-largest economy and protests in Hong Kong call into question China’s hold over the territory.But as it has in the past, China is finding support from an increasingly nationalistic online community, who use the pitfalls of multinational… Source link

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Global 

Japanese firms fear escalation in South Korean trade spat as beer, car and fashion brands take a hit

Fearing further backlash from Korean consumers, Japanese companies are tiptoeing around the tit-for-tat dispute between their conservative government and South Korea over Japan’s wartime past as the US-China trade war hits global growth.Sales of Japanese beer, cars and clothing in South Korea have declined since the dispute erupted in early July, due in part to a consumer boycott of Japanese products unleashed by the trade dispute, but also against the backdrop of wobbly growth patterns in… Source link

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Home 

Chinese smartphone brands do battle in India as more consumers upgrade to expensive models

Surging demand in India for higher-priced smartphones is changing the perception of the country as a market for cheap feature phones and budget smart handsets. Chinese brands from OnePlus to Xiaomi are rushing to cash in.Shipments of smartphones priced US$430 and above jumped 33 per cent in the second quarter of this year to a record, compared with 6 per cent growth for the overall Indian market, according to a Counterpoint research note released this week.“Second quarter was the first-ever… Source link

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Vietnam 

Vietnamese brands sail into global markets – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A NutiFood’s plant in Bình Dương Province. The company is becoming a major foreign investor like many other Vietnamese companies. — Photo courtesy of NutiFood HCM CITY — Vietnamese businesses are further participating in the global value chain and reaching out to the world market. According to experts, State-owned enterprises used to invest mainly in neighbouring markets such as Laos and Cambodia, but things have changed now. Many investments now are made by private enterprises and span many fields from technology and agriculture to banking and finance, they said.…

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Jinjiang gets on the map as China’s sports shoe capital as Anta, Xtep and 361 Degrees snap up global athletic brands

Running through the north of Jinjiang city in Fujian province is Xiedulu, or Shoe Capital Road, an 11.5-kilometre artery that reminds visitors they are in the beating heart of China’s production hub for footwear.Here, a wholesale market covering 10 building blocks is packed with thousands of producers, designers, and vendors selling everything needed to cobble together a pair of shoes, from Velcro straps and laces to rubber soles, pattern printers and presses. Four giant, red characters atop… Source link

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Soy milk, toothbrushes and hair conditioner are biggest winners as more Chinese consumers opt for premium brands, says study

What do soy milk, electric toothbrushes and hair conditioner have in common? They are among the biggest beneficiaries of China’s consumption upgrade, according to global consultancy Bain & Company.The shift in spending by China’s expanding middle class towards more expensive, premium goods has led to a large increase in sales of these and other items, the firm said in a report based on research by Kanta Worldpanel China, which tracks of 40,000 Chinese households’ spending.Soy milk, made from… Source link

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