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Investment on R&D

Investment on R&D

This is to measure the research and development expenditures and areas for product development.

Sub-index Value 

Present: 116.7
Expected: 122.1

The Investment on R&D or Product Development sub-index has decreased by 9.9 index points (or 7.8%) compared to the previous year, possibly due to continued uncertainties arising from COVID-19. It is expected that the sub-index will increase by 5.4 index points (or 4.6%) in the following year, fluctuating between 115 and 125 index points.

Other Results

Almost 26 companies have their spending remain unchanged (=100%) or reduced.


The top three areas of Research and Development of the companies are Customer experience, AI, Big data analytics and Machine/Deep learning, as well as Blockchain.

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