Welcome to the December edition of APAC Insider Magazine, which features the latest comments, updates and developments across the Asia Pacific region.
Two thirds of consumers from the Asia-Pacific region now shop cross-border. In a
recent survey, Pitney Bowes take a look at the region’s shopping spending habits
with a finding that a majority of global consumers shop cross-border, creating
extraordinary global opportunities for retailers.
We also take a look at the region’s economy. The Indian government have decided to take the country’s 500- and 1,000-rupee notes out of circulation, whilst China’s economy has been growing steadily this year, surprising many economic experts. The country’s GDP grew by 6.7% in the third quarter, the exact same figure for the previous three months and for the quarter before that.
VidCon (vidcon.com) has announced that YouTube will be the title sponsor for the first-ever VidCon Australia, which will take place in Melbourne, 9th-10th September 2017, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. This exciting event is a first for Australia, bringing online video to a brand new part of the globe.
Lastly, we wrap up the latest news and deals in the region.
We hope you enjoy this issue.
Matt Lewis, Editor
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