At Thomson Reuters, we strive to help our customers improve their productivity and enable them to deliver better client service. Over the past several months, we have advanced this objective by introducing and updating numerous mobile products and apps so our clients can access their legal information and tools anytime, anywhere.
As legal professionals’ workflow becomes increasingly mobile, it is important that we are able to provide our customers with best-in-class platforms that enable seamless computing regardless of whether they are in their office or on a portable device. (more…)
Optimistic, joyful, fearful, trusting, angry, innovative, violent, stressed—these are all emotions that we as humans feel a combination of every day. But did you ever think that the collective emotions of people could directly affect the “sentiments” of the economic market?
We recently expanded Thomson Reuters News Analytics (TRNA) to include a new psychological analysis capability that gauges market sentiment by analyzing human emotions in news and social media in order to influence and support investment and trading strategies in the financial markets. (more…)
Global trends indicate that more and more countries are moving away from Business Tax (BT) towards Value Added Tax (VAT) as a more reliable means of raising revenue. A proposed mandate by the Chinese Government will see most of China move to a VAT system very quickly. The original pilot in Shanghai was a success, and Beijing should be the next city to employ the VAT system this year.
In conjunction with professional services organization Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, we have produced a whitepaper that examines the critical move to Value Added Tax in China. (more…)
As the world we live in becomes increasingly awash with data, new opportunities have begun to arise. We recently announced a new partnership with Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) in order to capitalize on one such opportunity—data visualization. The Advanced Data Visualization Project (ADVP) will combine Thomson Reuters’ content and industry expertise with Columbia University’s leading researchers to gain insight on the potentials of data visualization and its implications for academia and industry. (more…)
A few weeks ago, the landmark Affordable Care Act decision was determined 5-4 by the Supreme Court. While the rest of the nation rushed for reliable resources to read the full text of the opinion and gain insight on what the ruling ultimately meant, many Westlaw and Westlaw Next customers had a deeper and more pressing interest in the case—the decision had a direct bearing on a practice area they specialize in or even a case they were working on.
Within one minute of the decision’s release, access to the ruling was provided to Westlaw customers and the editorial work had already begun—an impressive feat considering the gold standard for loading a Supreme Court case onto Westlaw is five minutes or less. The Thomson Reuters Westlaw 22-step editorial process was underway as the editorial team consisting of editors, attorney editors and publishing specialists began enhancing the opinion with links and attorney-authored analysis. (more…)
Tropical diseases impact billions of people globally. Our newly-released report, Neglected Tropical Diseases, reveals research pertaining to these diseases has increased two-fold since 1992, however research output still pales in comparison to that of “first world diseases.”
To put ‘neglected diseases’ in context, 34 million people are afflicted by HIV/AIDS, while Intestinal worms afflict the lives of close to 1 billion. Nevertheless, HIV/AIDS, which affects one-third the volume of people, has had around 15 times the amount of research papers published in the past twenty years.
The report includes research output by region and individual disease, as well as suggesting strategies for fostering increased focus on the diseases which affect a disproportionate amount of the world’s population.
To read more key findings, check out the Global Research Report Neglected Tropical Diseases.