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Muslim consumers: Beauty brands eyeing halal cosmetics
Jan 5, 2015
Matthew Carlton

Muslim consumers: Beauty brands eyeing halal cosmetics

Long ignored or misunderstood by the mainstream, Muslim women’s beauty needs are being championed by a new wave of niche brands, to commercial success.

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Traditional Chinese medicine's healthy mix of history and modernity
Nov 2, 2017
Faaez Samadi

Traditional Chinese medicine's healthy mix of history and modernity

TCM is in good shape across Asia, and brands that look to be progressive are reaping considerable rewards.

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Beyond time: How watch brands are adapting to survive
Apr 16, 2018
David Blecken

Beyond time: How watch brands are adapting to survive

SECTOR STUDY: An industry that prizes tradition is learning that it must innovate to stay alive, but extinction looks near for brands without a clear proposition.

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Killing the cubicle: How co-working spaces are co-existing in Singapore
Jul 15, 2018
Faaez Samadi

Killing the cubicle: How co-working spaces are co-existing in Singapore

SECTOR STUDY: Players are fighting to differentiate their workspaces in the Lion City as a pleasant look and decent coffee are just table–or rather hotdesk–stakes now.

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Korean beauty brands ensnare Asia
Jul 26, 2015
Sarah O'Meara

Korean beauty brands ensnare Asia

SECTOR STUDY: Novel ingredients and a rapid development cycle have helped put South Korea’s cosmetics industry on the global map, making it a force to reckon with.

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Smart strategy? Brands believe intelligence can boost white-goods sales
Feb 15, 2016
Kim Benjamin

Smart strategy? Brands believe intelligence can boost white-goods sales

SECTOR STUDY: With lifestyle changes and increasing consumer demand for more convenient white goods, companies are taking action to develop smarter domestic appliances.

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The OTT video streaming battle in Asia
Mar 13, 2018
Helen Roxburgh

The OTT video streaming battle in Asia

SECTOR STUDY: Global players are struggling to make inroads in the face of fierce competition from local services.

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Bike-sharing brands need better differentiation
Sep 18, 2017
David Blecken

Bike-sharing brands need better differentiation

The rush to be present in a rapidly growing industry means few companies have paused to consider what they stand for.

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Private investing could be about to get a makeover in Japan
Feb 27, 2018
David Blecken

Private investing could be about to get a makeover in Japan

A new investment service called Folio is banking on good design and human language to win over an extremely cautious market. Will others follow?

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Dairy products: Milking the deep pockets of Asia
Nov 2, 2014
Li Mei Foong

Dairy products: Milking the deep pockets of Asia

SECTOR STUDY: Rising incomes and health awareness drive demand for dairy products across the region, but costs and quality concerns mean the right branding is crucial.

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Premium auto marques fall back on gimmicks
Sep 16, 2014
Jenny Chan 陳詠欣

Premium auto marques fall back on gimmicks

SECTOR STUDY: Once dominated by three top German brands, China’s luxury car market grows increasingly competitive, forcing marketers to get inventive to woo buyers with ‘difference’.

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Headphone fad is music to brands’ ears
May 14, 2014
Matthew Carlton

Headphone fad is music to brands’ ears

SECTOR STUDY: The explosion of smartphone sales and the continued rise of ‘prosumers’ has fuelled greater demand for increasingly trendy—and expensive—audio products.

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RTD tea: Healthier drinks get a low-sugar rush
Jan 14, 2014
Racheal Lee

RTD tea: Healthier drinks get a low-sugar rush

SECTOR STUDY: Consumer demand is nudging makers away from the sugary and fizzy, towards the healthy and natural, often using local ingredients and flavours.

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Pet care: Doting owners splash out to show love
Mar 1, 2015
Li Mei Foong

Pet care: Doting owners splash out to show love

As baby-shy Asian couples increasingly turn their furry friends into ‘substitute children’, the pet-care industry is booming with innovative ways to empty their wallets.

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Beer firms vie for a piece of Myanmar
Sep 16, 2015
Jenny Chan 陳詠欣

Beer firms vie for a piece of Myanmar

SECTOR STUDY: Despite strong incumbents, international beer-makers are keen to establish a foothold in the growing market, and are building local brands to do so.

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Tainted milk leaves a bad taste for NZ
Mar 19, 2014
Staff Reporters

Tainted milk leaves a bad taste for NZ

BRAND HEALTH CHECK: Contamination scandals are affecting not only Fonterra, but the New Zealand brand itself, which relies on its image of pure untrammeled beauty for tourism and trade.

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Online banking: China's Internet giants turn financial upstarts
Apr 13, 2015
Jenny Chan 陳詠欣

Online banking: China's Internet giants turn financial upstarts

Access to big data and marketing on their owned assets will give Chinese internet kingpins an edge as they break into a newly approved online banking sector.

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Concept stores: Brands take over Asian city centres
Nov 13, 2014
Matthew Carlton

Concept stores: Brands take over Asian city centres

From sugary treats to premium spirits, brands are snapping up prime retail to daze and delight their key consumers.

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MNCs target growing sweet tooth in Asia-Pacific
Apr 13, 2014
Byravee Iyer

MNCs target growing sweet tooth in Asia-Pacific

SECTOR STUDY: Multinational chocolate companies have expanded production in Asia-Pacific and are now pulling out all the stops in marketing to make their mark in the region.