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Monocle: Asia Pac Unwrapped #7

June 2015

Thailand’s largest retail conglomerate takes a leap into the world of German luxury department stores, we're crossing to Bangkok to find out why. In Singapore, our bureau chief runs through this year's MasterCard global cities index. Plus, a new cruise ship terminal opens up potential in the Japanese city of Fukuoka, luxury property investing in Hong Kong, and why old style cinema makes good business sense in Melbourne.

June 15:

Wandering the labyrinth of lanes in Melbourne, we sample some of the city's small-scale coffee roasters. And in New Zealand, a fall in dairy prices is proving tough for one of the country’s core industries. Plus, Monocle's Tokyo bureau takes a tipple at a new beer brewery, and we investigate the political complexities behind retirement savings in Australia.

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Program Content

The week ahead in numbers w/ Gwen Robinson in Bangkok


MasterCard’s Global Cities Index w/ Nolan Giles in Singapore


Lux Properties w/ Christies in Hong Kong


Tokyo's new cruise ship terminal w/ Kenji Hall 


The Astor reopens in Melbourne w/ Stephen A. Russell


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