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Is Korea’s retail sector future-proof?

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27-Nov-18 E-commerce is reshaping retail and threatens to displace traditional shopping. Korea’s retail sector is thriving in the face of this upheaval, with 6% growth in 2018. Improved relations with China have driven 34% duty-free sales growth. [image: Shutterstock / Retail In Asia]

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Amazon to pick up 9.5% stake in Indian offline retailer

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06-Nov-18 Close on the heels of Walmart acquiring Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, Amazon is cutting deals with offline retailers in India. Its investment arm is set to pick up a 9.5% stake in Future Retail for INR25 bn (USD346 mn). [image: Amazon / Asia Times]

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30 years of change in the Thai retail market

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30-Oct-18 There are now 7.5 mn sqm of modern retail in Bangkok, including department stores, shopping centres, big box stores and other new formats. E-commerce accounts for less than 1 percent of total retail in Thailand but is growing rapidly. [image: Retail In Asia]

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