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COVID-19 Forcing Petrochemical Leaders to Rethink Industry’s Future

Petrochemical industry leaders and financial investors need to update their strategic agendas and focus on recovery scenarios, regionalized supply chains, and capital productivity. That is, if they want to minimize the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the industry, according to McKinsey & Company. In a recent analysis, the global consulting firm wrote that slowing…

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Lisbon’s Short-Term Rentals: Occupancy Plummets, But Some Signs of Recovery

The tidal wave of travel cancellations that came along with the coronavirus pandemic upended usual accommodation patterns and put heavy pressure on occupancy levels across the world. Portugal was no exception, with its always-bustling capital now much quieter than usual and a large number of its hotel rooms and vacation rentals remaining dormant.    Exclusive…

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9 New Automation Projects Focused on U.S. COVID-19 Recovery

Technology has played a critical role in helping us adapt to the maelstrom of disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the new realities of daily life. Amongst all technological innovations, automation has proved to be a major optimization lever reshaping industries across the globe. The trust of businesses in the power of automation is…

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Global Office Market to Recover in 10 Years Despite Rise in Remote Work

The coronavirus pandemic hit the global office real estate market hard but it is expected to fully recover in the next decade despite the accelerating remote work trend, says a new study. “The structural impacts of work-from-home trends will be offset by factors such as economic growth, population growth, and office-using penetration, which means demand…

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Cybersecurity Effects of Coronavirus in ASEAN and the Path Ahead

Cybersecurity threats have always been a concern for governments, businesses, and individuals, but COVID-19 and the current state of fear and vulnerability have allowed cybercriminals to put a new twist on attacks that already exist. The rise in online shopping as a result of lockdowns has also exposed customers to greater cybersecurity risks. Meanwhile, remote…

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