Studies and reports

In a recent study of the online content viewing behaviour of Malaysian consumers, it was revealed that 25% of consumers use a TV box which can be used to stream pirated television and video content. These TV boxes, also known as Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs), allow users to access hundreds of pirated television channels and video-on-demand content. Such illicit streaming devices often come pre-loaded with pirated applications which are either free or charge low subscription fees, which then provide 'plug-and-play' access to pirated content.

Gold, secure government bonds and some currencies, such as the US dollar, are often viewed as the go-to markets during a recession when capital preservation becomes more important than capital appreciation.

As a society, we have become more immune to medications that once would have been seen as life-altering. As medications evolve, so too, does human biology. Looking to the future of healthcare, therefore, poses a host of challenges.

The use of virtual assistants (VAs) in the workplace is growing. By 2021, Gartner, Inc. predicts that 25 per cent of digital workers will use a virtual employee assistant (VEA) on a daily basis. This will be up from less than 2 per cent in 2019.

A new report compiled by Boston Global Consulting Group (BCG), titled ‘Towards A Broader View of National Performance’, prepared in collaboration with the 2019 World Government Summit, shines light on the need to go beyond the widely-used Gross Domestic Product (GDP) metric as a sole indicator of societal well-being and economic performance.