Articles


  1. Belt and Road Initiative – A Bumpy Ride

    The much-talked about Belt and Road Initiative, an ambitious project of China, is set to strengthen connectivity between Europe and Asia. However, the project has run into rough weather, drawing criticism from various quarters&mdash ...read more

  2. Industry 4.0 – The Next Big Trend in Manufacturing Sector

    Automation and digitization are a growing trend across industries, including manufacturing. Industrial Revolution–Industry 4.0, also known as smart factories, is the forthcoming phase in digitization of the manufacturing sector where machines will interact with each o ...read more

  1. 3D Printing in Plastics

    3D printing, one of the seven disruptive technologies of this century, is also among the top 10 technologies that are expected to transform the coming decades. The technology finds application in several industries, such as industrial ...read more

  1. Changing Consumer Habits Herald Innovation

    Developments in the food & beverage (F&B) industry, an essential part of the US economy, are noteworthy. Changing consumer demand is creating opportunities for businesses to grow. As competition heats up, it becomes important to ...read more

  2. IMO 2020: Making Way for a Cleaner and Greener Earth

    Discharge of harmful chemicals in the sea, contributing to environmental degradation, has sparked concerns. To maintain ecological balance, in 2005, the International Marine Organization (IMO) imposed regulations aimed at reducing sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions from shipping ...read more

  1. What 2017 Looks Like for Indian Start-up Valuations

    India’s start-up ecosystem savored 2015. Several dominant consumer driven tech-startups (such as e-commerce portals, food-tech sites, online marketplaces, and aggregators) enjoyed soaring valuations. 2016 was another story however. Although plenty of bright ideas and big dreams w ...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