Tue, 23 Apr 2019 01:00
Japan takes action as human genome-editing runs out of control
Genome editing holds promise as a crucial technology for medical research, but there are ethical problems regarding its application to humans. It is imperative to work out appropriate rules.
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 01:00
Push for sustainable travel to save the planet
AS THE world marked Earth Day yesterday (April 22), digital travel platform Booking.com released findings from its annual sustainable travel report. Research reveals that almost three-quarters (72 per cent) of travellers believe that people need to act now and make sustainable travel choices to save the planet for future generations.
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:46
Guest reviews carry more weight that brand value: Expedia
Price and guest ratings carry more weight than brand value as key attributes to hotel property selection, according to a new study conducted by travel platform Expedia Group and Unabashed Research, showing that independent hotels can more effectively compete today against their branded counterparts.
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:44
Travellers must make sustainable choices: survey
As the world marks Earth Day today (April 22), digital travel platform Booking.com has released findings from its annual sustainable travel report. Research reveals that almost three quarters (72 per cent) of travellers believe that people need to act now and make sustainable travel choices to save the planet for future generations.
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 06:33
Ransomware 'hero' pleads guilty to US hacking charges
A British computer security researcher once hailed as a "hero" for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused of creating malware to attack the banking system said Friday he pleaded guilty to US criminal charges.
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:00
Sales of investment properties plunge by half in city state
Sales of investment properties in Singapore fell 52 per cent year on year to S$5.3 billion (Bt125 billion) in the first quarter of 2019, on cooling in the latest bout of en bloc fever and from residential property curbs, according to the latest Colliers International research report.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:30
Global accommodation sees slight increase
Research by Hotel.com has revealed a 3-per-cent increase in global accommodation prices, while Thai travellers last year spent Bt1,720 for domestic accommodation – a 7-per-cent decrease from 2017.
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 01:00
GLOBAL CREDIT S&P report shows fall in defaults last year
Despite market volatility and political uncertainty in 2018, funding conditions remained accommodative, and the global speculative-grade corporate default rate fell to 2.1 per cent from 2.5 per cent at the end of 2017, said S&P Global Fixed Income Research in its "2018 Annual Global Corporate Default And Rating Transition Study."
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 01:00
Trade war puts brakes on growth
SIAM Commercial Bank’s (SCB) economic research unit has whittled back its expectations for the country’s economic growth this year to 3.6 per cent as the US-China trade war keeps exports under pressure.
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 01:00
Building service engineering may grow 8% in 2019
THE engineering sector that builds utility systems for electricity, plumbing and ventilation is showing signs of reaching up to 8 per cent growth this year above 2018.
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 01:00
Sustainable architecture gaining in stature
FROM THE USE of solar panels and energy-efficient glass to combining design with forestry, sustainable architecture is reaching new heights in Asia, according to a research by real estate agent JLL.
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 01:00
Flexible working: the new normal?
New research shows that 83 per cent of workers around the world would turn down a job that didn’t offer flexible working and over half (54 per cent) of respondents say that having a choice of work location is more important to them than working for a prestigious company.
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 18:22
KResearch lowers 2019 growth projections for Thai economy, exports amid challenging global slowdown
KResearch on Tuesday held a panel discussion on “Measuring the Thai Economic Temperature after the Election”, at which it said it was lowering its forecast for this year’s economic growth to 3.7 per cent, as well as cutting its projection for export growth.
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 01:00
$540m boost for digital research, innovation
A NATIONAL research fund in Singapore will set aside an additional S$540 million (Bt12.6 billion) for the creation of artificial intelligence (AI) systems to identify patients predisposed to chronic diseases like diabetes, robots to perform menial tasks and wearable sensors to provide early intervention for heart failure.
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 11:19
Top talent wants flexible hours, says IWG
Flexible-workspace provider IWG says businesses without a “flexible-workspace policy” risk losing out on top talent, citing its own research.