Articles


  1. Construction Technology Trend – Prefabrication

    The construction industry is in the throes of a massive shift as it embraces innovative technologies to improve productivity, reduce lead times, and ensure the safety of its workforce. One such new trend – prefabrication – is rap ...read more

  2. Growth of Organic Skincare Products

    Organic skincare has caught the fancy of new-age consumers exploring natural and sustainable products in all categories. Its steady growth across the globe took a moderate hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the market ...read more

  3. 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. Is Bioplastic a Sustainable Solution?

    Growing awareness of climate change and a need to promote sustainability have prompted the emergence of various initiatives to curb the use of plastic – branded the main culprit degrading the environment. Bioplastics is one such s ...read more

  2. 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

  3. 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

  1. Financial Due Diligence For Banks

    The changing macroeconomic environment impacted by international events has affected several financial firms, especially banks. In light of these events, investors have increasingly valued the preliminary analytics and diligence performed prior to any investment in ...read more

  2. 5 Reasons why CFOs Like (and Dislike) Goodwill

    Purchase price allocation (PPA) and goodwill assessment is a must-have for any acquirer following an M&A deal to report the correct value of the assets on its financials. Assessing goodwill has always been a ...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