Market Watch - Japan

Amazon Japan corrals outside vendors into rewards program

TOKYO -- Amazon Japan is expanding its rewards program starting May 23 to include all independent vendors, giving customers back 1% or more of every purchase they make in the form of redeemable points. The e-commerce operator already rewards points on orders it fulfills directly. Customers can then apply the points to future purchases on… Continue reading Amazon Japan corrals outside vendors into rewards program

Market Watch - Japan, Market Watch - Malaysia

Malaysia and Indonesia rush to slice up $3tn global halal market

Malaysian exporters of Shariah-compliant products aim to go anywhere and everywhere, capitalizing on a global Islamic economy projected to be worth over $3 trillion by 2023. But with such an enormous opportunity comes formidable competition. Indonesia, home of the world's largest Muslim population, is looking to mount a serious challenge. - Nikkei Asian Review