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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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New Investment Opportunities in ASEAN’s Healthcare Sector

The coronavirus pandemic has encouraged reforms in Southeast Asia’s healthcare sector, opening up new investment opportunities in different fields, according to a new analysis. The potential areas for investment include biotechnology, telehealth, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostic medicine, wrote ASEAN Briefing, which covers business developments in countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Citing the World…

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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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13 Billion Malicious, Suspicious Emails Blocked in 2019: Microsoft

Over 13 billion malicious and suspicious emails were blocked in 2019, Microsoft said in a new report, adding that the volume of successful cyberattacks in countries experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks is on the rise. “Threat actors have rapidly increased in sophistication over the past year, using techniques that make them harder to spot, threatening even the…

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Five Trends That Can Propel ASEAN’s Growth in Post-Corona Era

The coronavirus pandemic hit Asia first, but its countries including emerging ASEAN—Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam—have to date recorded considerably lower transmission and fatality rates per capita than other regions in the world. “As of August 20, 2020, transmitted cases per million people stood at approximately 582 across emerging ASEAN countries compared with 16,737…

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Shared Mobility Poised to Make a Comeback After COVID-19

The shared mobility industry has very quickly lost both passengers and profits as a result of the coronavirus outbreak but it can make a strong comeback with the right strategies, says McKinsey & Company.   “Consumers are indeed wary of shared mobility, given the risk of viral infection, and mobility-service providers (MSPs) must take decisive…

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Six Imperatives to Thrive in Asia-Pacific’s Retail Future

Asia-Pacific will remain the retail industry’s growth engine in the post-corona world. Retailers need to prioritize action in several key areas if they want to gain a sustainable edge over rivals, analysts from consulting firm Bain said in a recent report. According to the report titled “The Future of Retail in Asia-Pacific: How to Thrive…

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