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Tesco Thailand could open 750 new convenience stores

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21-Jun-19 Tesco Thailand is opening up to 750 more convenience stores, which would be a 50% expansion. In light of its success in Thailand and Malaysia, the company is considering expansion in other Asian markets including South Korea and China. [image: The Thaiger]

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Philippines remittances hit 5-month high in March 2019

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16-May-19 The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported a 6.6% increase in remittances sent by overseas Filipino workers in March 2019 over 2018. The growth pushed actual dollar inflow to the country to USD2.5 bn during that month alone. [image: Business Mirror]

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Alipay, Barclaycard help UK retailers reach Chinese tourists

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14-Mar-19 Alipay and Barclaycard - which processes half the UK's card transactions - have collaborated to allow UK retailers to accept Alipay. 483,000 Chinese tourists will spend USD1.33 bn in 2019. The UK also has about 493,000 Chinese residents and students. [image: Alizila]

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Abu Dhabi to increase spending on tourism marketing by USD136 mn

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13-Mar-19 Abu Dhabi has allocated AED0.5 bn (USD136 mn) for tourism marketing over three years. The funding will highlight attractions such as Louvre Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros World, and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project is reportedly also 'still active'. [image: Lourve Abu Dhabi / Handout via Thomson Reuters Zawya]

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