Articles


  1. Challenges from Changing Biocides Regulatory Environment

    Biocides, often used as disinfectants and preservatives in paints and coatings, water treatment, personal care and home care products, have increasingly been subjected to a stringent regulatory environment. This has resulted in significant cost increases ...read more

  1. Can AI be Weaponized for Cyberattacks?

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has proved to be a two-edged sword for cybersecurity. AI-enabled tools are being implemented by companies for building a strong security framework, but these are also being used by hackers to design ...read more

  2. 5G: Did COVID–19 Mar the Grand Rollout?

    The rollout of 5G, expected globally in 2020, took a beating as COVID–19 struck with all its might, taking one country after another. To deal with the highly contagious virus, lockdowns were imposed across the globe t ...read more

  1. US Housing Market: Will Robust Demand Continue?

    While the US economy sank a record 31.7% in 2Q20, the country’s housing market has shown tremendous resilience. Demand for housing rose across segments in the sector, but bigger homes in suburban or rural areas h ...read more

  2. IP Theft – China and Beyond

    The world economy has long grappled with the effects of intellectual property (IP) theft, either aided or overlooked by the Chinese government. Due to rising economic costs, a strong international outcry has erupted over failure ...read more

  1. Shift in Work Culture in Post-COVID–19 World

    The fear of COVID-19 has led to the need for social distancing and lockdowns across nations. Most corporates have introduced WFH policy to ensure business continuity. However, this policy can be sustainable only if it ...read more

  2. COVID-19 Lockdown Plays Well for Gaming Industry

    Natural disasters, recessions, and other such devastating events tend to catalyze industry-wide trends and shift the power balance between sectors. COVID-19’s effect on various sectors, particularly gaming, will be in line with this notion. T ...read more

  1. Smart Beta — Innovation, Meet Opportunity

    The tech bubble wiped out an estimated $30 trillion of wealth. The credit crisis that followed soon after further shook investor confidence in the markets. As a result, investors shifted from active management and hedge funds ...read more

  2. Robo-Advisors — Innovation in a Time of ETFs

    Automated solutions can now provide investment advice at costs ranging between 0.15% - 0.50% as compared to the usual 1% fee that traditional investment advisors charge. What started off as experiments in providing low-cost investment advisory tools ...read more