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Architecture firms draw on data, human behaviour to shape workspaces, reduce stress

Can architectural design help companies keep their employees happy and healthy? One Space and sister firms UNStudio and UNSense certainly believe so, and use data to understand the behaviour of end users of a space.“By understanding behaviours and design settings, we can set business culture, and business culture really is a driver of success in any kind of business. So, in a way, you’re kind of introducing why design can make a difference,” says Greg Pearce, the managing director of Hong Kong… Source link

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Shanghai share index rallies to 12-month high following quarterly economic data indicating growth upswing

China’s stocks climbed for a second day, sending the benchmark gauge to a one-year high, as the economy grew at a pace topping analysts’ estimates, strengthening evidence of a firmer recovery in full swing.The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.3 per cent, or 9.52 points, to 3,263.12 at the close on Wednesday, finishing at the highest level since March 22, 2018. Carmakers paced the gains on expectations that the government will unveil plans that will ease license controls and encourage the… Source link

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Stocks Blog: Traders nervously awaiting any surprises in China data dump

Happy Wednesday, traders. Lots of data coming out of China data today, including first-quarter GDP, fixed asset investment, industrial production and retail sales. We’ll have it up quickly, followed by market reaction and analysis. Check in with us throughout the day to catch up on the latest action. We also feature our “Crystal Ball,” in which leading experts offer you their insights on where they think sectors and companies are going.  Your market guides today will be Zhang Shidong in… Source link

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Shanghai stocks gain ahead of 1st-quarter GDP data, fading concerns over liquidity

China’s stocks rose to an almost 13-month high, with the rally on the benchmark resuming, as investors brushed aside concerns about tightening liquidity and before the release of the data on economic growth.The Shanghai Composite Index advanced 2.4 per cent, or 75.81 points, to 3,253.60 at the close on Tuesday, the highest closing level since March 22, 2018. The gauge finished higher for the first time in four trading days and recouped all the losses over the past three days. Hong Kong’s Hang… Source link

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Stocks Blog: China's surging credit data brightens stock outlook

Welcome back to the SCMP’s live stocks blog. Each day, we cover the mainland and Hong Kong markets closely, telling you what is happening and why. We also feature our “Crystal Ball,” in which leading experts offer you their insights on where they think sectors and companies are going. We hope you will check in with us many times a day, to keep up with the latest action and better learn these incredibly important markets. Your market guides today will be Zhang Shidong in Shanghai and Deb… Source link

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China data expected to show signs of economic stabilisation

While data due Wednesday is set to show the world’s number two economy slowed in the first quarter to an annual pace of 6.3 per cent, monthly readings of retail sales, investment and industrial output will be scrutinised for signs of renewed health.Analysts from banks including HSBC Holdings and Goldman Sachs are among those expressing increasing confidence in the Chinese outlook. Corporate tax cuts, an upswing in manufacturing and expected progress on a US trade deal are among the factors… Source link

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Stocks Blog: Traders await China trade data

Welcome to the SCMP’s live stocks blog. Each day, we cover the mainland and Hong Kong markets intensely, telling you what is happening and why. We also feature our “Crystal Ball,” in which leading experts offer you their insights on where they think sectors and companies are going.  We hope you will check in with us many times a day, to keep up with the latest action and better learn these incredibly important markets. Your market guides today will be Louise Moon and Deb Price in Hong Kong… Source link

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Stocks Blog: China, Hong Kong open mixed as mainland inflation data is in line with expectations

Good morning traders. Mainland and Hong Kong markets lost ground yesterday, as traders took profits from this year’s incredible run-up and absorbed the IMF’s red flag on global growth, including concerns about what will happen if there is no meaningful US-China trade deal.  Your market guides today will be Louise Moon and Deb Price in Hong Kong. We’ll be helped out by the rest of the markets team as well as other reporters on our Business desk. Please send questions you’d like answered to… Source link

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ICT giant CMC Corporation launches new open ecosystem, eyeing knowledge and data sharing to boost digital economy – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Technicians at CMC Corporation’s data centre. Photo CMC   HÀ NỘI The telecoms and IT giant CMC Corporation on Tuesday (April 9) launched the open ecosystem for enterprise (C.OPE2N) – the first of its kind in Việt Nam – to help foster a digital economy and a “Vietnam 4.0”. The new open ecosystem will offer a wide range of services and benefits for Government agencies, enterprises and organisations in order to share and connect knowledge among Vietnamese people in the era of digital transformation. …

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Big data enters the fray in the war against cancer as pharmaceutical laboratories combine drugs like cocktails to kill cancerous cells

Pharmaceutical researchers are using big data analysis and machine learning to help them find the most appropriate cocktail of drugs to fight cancer, as combination therapy – the use of two or more drugs to treat a disease – is increasingly being pursued in their quest to find a cure.Unlike the cocktail used in fighting HIV/Aids, there are millions of possible drug combinations to consider for fighting different types of cancerous cells, so finding the right pair or trio is akin to finding… Source link

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