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IMF pegs Thailand’s growth at sluggish 2.6pc

Bangkok, March 16, 2021The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Thailand’s economic recovery to be sluggish in 2021 with growth pegged at 2.6 per cent.The IMF forecast comes after virtual consultation with Thailand held from February 24 to March 11. IMF’s Lamin Leigh led the discussions.Thailand’s economy contracted by 6.1 percent in 2020 amid stringent measures to contain the COVID‑19 pandemic and a sudden stop in … Continue reading IMF pegs Thailand’s growth at sluggish 2.6pc

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Bucharest’s real estate swells over 3.5bn euros as major foreign buyers enter Romania

Bucharest, Romania, March 10, 2021.Major international investors led by American Morgan Stanley and Israel’s Adam Europe have propelled Bucharest’s emerging real estate to over 3.5 billion euros, the latest market study ‘The New Face of Bucharest’ done by Bucharest Real Estate Club (BREC).The upswing in real estate that started five years ago in the Romanian capital is now delivering projects poised for completion between 2020 … Continue reading Bucharest’s real estate swells over 3.5bn euros as major foreign buyers enter Romania

Scientists find where prion disease starts in eye

Findings will help research on human retinitis pigmentosa Hamilton, Montana, February 6, 2021 American scientists have found where prion disease precisely starts in the eye.National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists report the earliest eye damage from prion disease takes place in the cone photoreceptor cells. It specifically starts in the cilia and the ribbon synapses, according to their new study of prion protein collection in … Continue reading Scientists find where prion disease starts in eye

Pandemic rejuvenates India’s holy river Ganga

By Sudeep Sonawane & Dr Radhika NagrathHaridwar and Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, IndiaNovember 1, 2020.The coronavirus pandemic and the shutdown have cleaned India’s toxically polluted Ganga River. They have done what civil societies, state and federal governments’ several environmental projects and public money, running into billions of rupees, failed to do for decades.The largest of India’s 12 major river basins, the Ganga basin covers a land area … Continue reading Pandemic rejuvenates India’s holy river Ganga

Experts develop a wireless device that makes clean fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

October 26, 2020Cambridge, EnglandResearchers have developed a wireless device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional components or electricity.Development of Artificial Photosynthesis is a step closer with this research. Botanists term photosynthesis as the ability of green plants to convert sunlight into energy.A team from the University of Cambridge collaborated with University of Tokyo Professor Kazunari Domen’s … Continue reading Experts develop a wireless device that makes clean fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

Five reasons why global investors are quivering

<p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80"><br><strong>By Sudeep Sonawane<br>Surat, October 2, 2020</strong><br>Fear and uncertainty prevails among investors over five key reasons that affect markets and global stability.<br>The first is political. Global community health scare is second. The next two are stock market volatility and last is economic policy decision.<br>Investors are concerned over the probability of a disputed outcome of US presidential election on November 2, … Continue reading Five reasons why global investors are quivering

‘Eureka moment’ for experts in the global fight against Covid-19

Experts link some severe cases to genetic mutations or antibodies that attack the body ‘Men are more likely to develop severe forms of Covid-19’ By Sudeep SonawaneWashington, September 27, 2020Weak areas in immunity of some people explain why Covid-19 symptoms vary a lot, experts say after two recent studies that open new directions for treatment.Mutations in vital immunity genes of 3.5 percent patients and auto-antibodies … Continue reading ‘Eureka moment’ for experts in the global fight against Covid-19

Impact of pandemic and disruptive new technology on economy

By Shoeb MohammadDoha, July 29, 2020Pandemic and disruptions are old. When the world grappled with Spanish flu in 1918 and impact of the World War-I, two new industries – oil and automobile – emerged. Within 10-20 years all the horse-drawn- carts and carriages disappeared from roads in New York and other big cities. This was a major disruption in the transportation. Horses used move carts … Continue reading Impact of pandemic and disruptive new technology on economy

Shutdown reduces Earth vibrations caused by human activity by 50pc globally

By Caroline BroganLondon, July 27, 2020New research by five global institutions shows Earth vibrations caused by human activity dropped by 50 percent between March and May 2020.This period saw governments strictly enforcing shutdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic.Researchers say this quiet period could be triggered by social distance rule, closure of services, industry, and drastic drop in tourism and travel, according to the research paper … Continue reading Shutdown reduces Earth vibrations caused by human activity by 50pc globally

Gas exporters forum launches analytics tool to forecast market trends

By Mohammad ShoebThe Peninsula, June 21, 2020The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) announced last Saturday it has developed a more powerful tool to analyse data and forecast gas market trends such as demand, supply and expected prices in regional markets.Using time-series data and other information, the advanced econometric-model provides member countries and customers with valuable insights to make informed decisions.The enhanced Global Gas Model will … Continue reading Gas exporters forum launches analytics tool to forecast market trends