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On the streets of Beirut.


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, terrorist attacks and a stalled economy.

clock August 15, 2016Andre Vltchek


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 luxury shopping mall.

clock February 17, 2015Andre Vltchek and Rossie Indria


Kuala Lumpur Transit Hubs Open Malls

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

clock December 30, 2014Andre Vltchek


Giant Malls Are Reshaping Indonesia’s Surabaya

Several tall construction cranes are at work, expanding the already large shopping mall Tunjungan Plaza in the center of Surabaya.

clock December 30, 2014Andre Vltchek and Crista Priscilla

The Salvatore Ferragamo store inside Hamad International Airport.


Qatar’s New Airport Offers Luxury Hub

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

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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 rapidly expanding.

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A view of the Queen Alia airport in Amman.

Designer and Luxury

Jordan Sees Proliferation of Malls

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

clock July 8, 2014Andre Vltchek

The wings of iconic Paragon Mall with the military camp in between.


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 estate area.

clock July 1, 2014Andre Vltchek and Rossie Indira


Thai Retail Continues to Suffer After Coup

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

clock June 20, 2014Andre Vltchek

Government and Trade

Coup Adds to Thailand Economy’s Struggles

The military coup has stirred yet more uncertainty, increasing the difficulties facing the country’s economy after months of antigovernment protests.

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Thai Protests Hit Retail, Economy

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

clock March 10, 2014Andre Vltchek

Inside Thika Road Mall.

Real Estate

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.

clock January 3, 2014Andre Vltchek


The North Korean Fashion Customer

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

clock October 28, 2013Andre Vltchek and Kate Whitehead

Mary, the manager of Trevor Collections at The Village Market.


Nairobi Retail Gets Back to Business

Retailers believe luxury retailing will continue to grow despite the mall attack last week by Somali terrorists that left 130 people dead or missing.

clock October 1, 2013Andre Vltchek

Business Features

Siege of Kenya’s Westgate Mall Ended

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

clock September 24, 2013Andre Vltchek

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The Samaritaine's beauty floor.


Samaritaine’s Beauty Floor Is Continental Europe's Biggest

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