March 26, 2012

News Monday 26th, March 2012


Japanese Customer News

Monday 26th, March 2012

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1. Japanese backed broker signs Australia's largest online share trader

“Australia’s biggest online stockbroker, CommSec, has signed up to trade shares through Chi-X…Chi-X, backed by Japanese financial giant Nomura..It’s share of the (online stockbroking) market has averaged..0.65%”

Source: Australian Financial Review, Commsec opts to join, Chi-X by George Liondis, Monday 19/3/12, page 20

2. Japanese customers slowly returning to Brisbane, Australia according to report

 “the number of Japanese visitors passing through Brisbane Airport is showing some encouraging signs of recovery…According to the Airport, there were over 4,100 arrivals and departures recorded in February, a 30.8 percent year-on-year growth”

Source: QBR

3. Malaysia encouraging Japanese customers to live & retire

“some 70 Japanese individuals had already relocated here under the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme.”

Source: The

4. Uniqlo boss predicts price cutting trend to continue

"This trend of price cutting is happening throughout the world, not just in Japan," he said. "I think it will become an even stronger trend in Japan. It will allow more and more people to enjoy shopping."

5. Japanese travellers returning to the United Kingdom according to report

“Japanese shoppers spent an average of £449 per store when shopping in the UK, with overall spend up by 35 per cent in the year to date, according to Global Blue… tourists are increasingly drawn to tailor-made and original purchases that have a talking point over luxury brands easily available at home.”


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