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Once-Busy Beirut Reels From Terrorism, Political and Economic Turmoil

The city nicknamed "the Paris of the Middle East" is on the verge of collapse from political paralysis…

Singapore’s Changi Airport Becomes Major Retail Hub

If not for the roar of airplane engines, the Singapore Changi Airport could easily pass for an enormous…

Kuala Lumpur Transit Hubs Open Malls

This city, the largest in Malaysia, has unveiled sprawling shopping complexes at two of its prime…

Giant Malls Are Reshaping Indonesia’s Surabaya

Several tall construction cranes are at work, expanding the already large shopping mall Tunjungan Plaza in…

Qatar’s New Airport Offers Luxury Hub

The Hamad International Airport here is lavish and vast, although not as big as the nearby Dubai…

Nairobi Sees String of New Malls Opening

Construction of several huge new malls is on target, and several major retail stores that are there are…

Jordan Sees Proliferation of Malls

Jordan and particularly its capital, Amman, are rapidly becoming the service and shopping centers of the…

Jakarta’s New Mall: The Art of Retail?

Ciputra Artpreneur Center and its Lotte Shopping Avenue is an enormous complex, located in a prime real…

Thai Retail Continues to Suffer After Coup

Malls and major retailers have returned to their normal closing hours after the lifting of a nationwide…

Coup Adds to Thailand Economy’s Struggles

The military coup has stirred yet more uncertainty, increasing the difficulties facing the country’s economy…

Thai Protests Hit Retail, Economy

Bangkok has been hit by a new wave of protests, this time commanded mainly by upper-class and…

Kempinski Galleria Aims to Boost Nairobi’s Luxe Factor

To foreigners, the annex may look modest, but in Kenya’s capital city it is a real plunge into unknown.

The North Korean Fashion Customer

There is evidence of a growing fashion sensibility among North Korean women, who favor heels over army boots.

Nairobi Retail Gets Back to Business

Retailers believe luxury retailing will continue to grow despite the mall attack last week by Somali…

Siege of Kenya’s Westgate Mall Ended

Five terrorists were killed and 11 were apprehended and are now in police custody.