Consumers

  • Stagnant sales for Hong Kong retailers in June

    Analysts expect a stronger second half thanks to Formula E races, mega events

  • 3 out of 5 top Japanese department stores see sales rise in July

    Big-ticket spending was strong, but discounts took a toll

  • Line to jump on Thailand's ride-hailing bandwagon

    Japanese chat app provider to challenge Uber, Grab

  • Maruti Suzuki sales jump in July as India GST lowers prices

  • Japan's hotels becoming more affordable

    New construction depresses rates in Osaka, slows rise in Tokyo

  • Pasona launching big tourist info hub in Tokyo

    Center will welcome China's largest travel booking website

  • China's luxury market quickly regains shine

    Optimistic consumers buying more bling at home

  • Japan to let taxi riders avoid congestion sticker shock

    Tokyo cabdrivers will take part in two-month trial of new app

  • Tokyo's Ginza Six can't get window shoppers to open wallets

    Upscale shopping destination leaves some visitors feeling out of place

  • Alibaba offering marketing tool to Japanese e-tailers

    Chinese internet giant to aid cross-border commerce

  • Chanel, luxury peers setting posher prices in Japan

    Moves address price disparities caused by strong euro, soft yen

  • Future of luxury lies online in China

    Louis Vuitton, Gucci latest to launch Chinese e-commerce sites

  • Nintendo makes investors rich, little boys cry

    Switch fattens company's earnings despite massive shortage

  • Seven-Eleven Japan grabs 40% share of slowing convenience market

    Drugstores starting to eat into chains' dominance in prepared foods

  • Hashtag Travelers

    Airbnb extends market leadership through experience-based tourism

    Industry tries to adapt to room sharing pioneer's diruption

  • 'Pokemon Go' players, it's time to meet your teammates

    New monsters can only be captured by collaborating with others

  • McDonald's Japan fears 'Pokemon Go' boost wearing off

    Year-old mobile megahit still luring monster hunters into stores

  • Posco shares briefly hit 34-month high on improved Q2 results

    Sales, profit beat market expectations; yearlong sales forecast raised

  • Hashtag Travelers

    Half of Chinese travelers going solo

    The number of independent travelers is soaring, marking a substantial shift in the market

  • Hashtag Travelers

    Asian millennials are booking their own adventures

    How smartphones, social media and cheap air fares are changing the face of travel