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  1. Five emerging trends likely to shape the workplace

    Digital transformation is modifying our work environment gradually. With more sophisticated technologies and wider connectivity, workplaces as we know today will undergo a complete change in the coming decade. Needless to add, this cannot happen ...read more

  2. Seven Ways a Market Research Company Can Add Value

    Market research entails systematic gathering and analysis of data for a specific business environment. The company can use the information collected to take strategic decisions regarding its product or service. An essential process for both ...read more

  3. Trends Changing the Face of FMCG in Asia

    The FMCG sector is growing, especially in Asia. Various technological, demographic and economic changes in the region have given rise to certain trends. For multinationals looking to enter the Asian market, lured by its attractiveness, ...read more

  4. Satellite TV in a tussle with OTT wave

    The evolving entertainment landscape has endured various changes. Today, satellite and cable TV face intense competition from over-the-top (OTT) platforms, which offer personalized content at a faster rate. Will satellite and cable TV be able ...read more

  5. Additive Manufacturing — The Next Industrial Revolution?

    Often heralded as ‘the next industrial revolution’, Additive Manufacturing’s  unique processes, techniques, and technologies open up new grounds for innovation, offering a range of logistical, economic, and technical advantages in the manufacturing space. ...read more

  6. Microbial Fuel Cells Could Power the Future

    Technologies that utilize microbial metabolisms to break down organic/inorganic matter in order to produce an electrical current could be a promising solution for both power generation and waste management in the future. ...read more

  7. Significance of Procurement Research

    Large organizations are shifting their focus toward developing a procurement strategy based on detailed procurement research. Procurement research, including detailed insights on the current and future market trends (check this addition), allows organizations to manage ...read more

  8. Go To Market Strategy: Key to Success

    Every organization keen on introducing new products/services must have a clear go to market strategy or roadmap for a successful and smooth launch. The strategy clearly defines the role of each function and the ...read more

  9. Can Banking Shape Up in a Digital World?

    While we’re still trying to figure out the “Internet of Things” and how it could possibly change anything, you’ve probably missed a silent revolution that’s already well underway. ...read more

  10. China Joins The FATCA Ride; Introduces Own Version

    The Chinese version of FATCA, targeted mainly at wealthy citizens who stash money away in Hong Kong and other tax havens, is expected to ruffle feathers worldwide. Some firms may discontinue providing services to Chinese ...read more

  1. IP Licensing - Strategy to ensure growth in adversities

    The ongoing global economic scenario, which includes the US-China trade tensions, upcoming US 2020 presidential elections, weakening GDP growth, and negative outlook for leading economies, has had far-reaching effects on growth of businesses worldwide. As businesses ...read more

  2. Predictive Analytics – Game On

    Predictive analytics, a subset of artificial intelligence (AI), is set to bring about a revolution in the coming decades. It will make forecasting ever-changing phenomenon such as weather conditions or ground motion, for instance, seismic ...read more

  3. Are Smart Homes Still a Thing of the Future?

    Smart home technology is becoming a very serious business. We take a hard look at the market, which, like the others, is grappling with economic challenges and imbalances. Are entrepreneurs in the space seeing their ...read more

  4. Does Section 3(d) Make India Bad for Business?

    Introduced as an amendment to the Indian Patents Act in 2005, paragraph 3d has been a hot topic of debate ever since the famous Novartis (Gleevec) case of 2005. This section has long been criticized by international ...read more

  5. 3D Printed Drugs: A Gateway To Customized Medicine

    Ever since research into the field started producing appreciable results in the late 90’s, 3D printing has revolutionized design and customization everywhere from engineering prototypes to medical prosthetics. The recent approval of a 3D-printed pill b ...read more

  6. Mechanism of Targeting Tumor Cells Using Nanoparticles

    With an ability to enter tissues at the molecular level, nanoparticles have promising applications in diagnostic and therapeutic systems for cancer. Over the past several decades, the development and application of engineered nanoparticles to more ...read more

  7. Edible Smart Tags Could Beat Drug Counterfeiting

    The $200 billion counterfeit drugs market is a constantly shifting target. Pharmaceutical industry is expected to spend about $3.4 billion in 2015 on anti-counterfeiting technologies to intensify its battle. Edible smart tag technology is the industry’s newest w ...read more

  1. Effect of Demonetization and GST on India’s Textile Sector

    Demonetization and GST affected the textile sector in different manners, and their timing had a significant impact as well. While demonetization primarily affected how business transpires between consumers, retailers, and wholesalers, the GST affected manufacturers, ...read more

  2. Demonetization — And The Debate Goes On

    As Diwali festivities draw to a close, the first anniversary of the bold move to demonetize the Indian economy approaches fast. But, as it was then, the debate over it being a disruptive or innovative ...read more

  3. Financial Modeling – Forecasting Business Performance

    Today’s fast-changing business landscape has made it imperative to have tools for making informed business decisions, minimizing risks and creating strategic plans. The following article aims to outline the benefits, needs and applications of o ...read more

  4. Robots in the Global Education Industry

    With talented teachers in short supply and a growing demand for educational institutions that are geared for the future, the global educational robots market is expected to be worth USD 6.05 bn by 2020, boosted by ...read more

  5. Streamlining the RFP Process for AUM Growth

    RFPs are as vital as they are time-intensive.While there’s a marked increase in the number of RFPs that an asset management company usually grapples with, the tediousness of assembly coupled with a shortage o ...read more

  6. Would You Tango With Google? Perhaps Not

    Tango is being touted as an affordable Augmented Reality platform without having the clutter of the Cardboard or other headgears. However, Tango seems far from being a game changer for the way users may consume ...read more

  7. Will the RBI Keep Interest Rates Steady?

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan presented its second bi-monthly policy review on the 7th of June, 2016. As market experts and analysts expected, the central bank maintained its benchmark repo rate at 6.5%, amid ...read more

  8. Should the UK Leave the European Union?

    To be or not to be – that is the question. The United Kingdom will take a long overdue call on the 23rd of June 2016; a decision that could adversely affect its financial future. While there a ...read more

  9. Pharmaceuticals – An Industry at Crossroads

    With patent cliffs, competition from generics to contend with, and mounting pressure from healthcare players, insurance companies and governments to provide vital products at affordable costs — the pharmaceutical industry may be in for some ...read more

  10. The Grim Economic State of Ukraine Continues

    Nothing much seems to have changed since the Maidan protests at Ukraine. Even the new regime hasn’t been able to stem the economic and political crises that had fueled the revolutions earlier. Tensions within t ...read more

  11. India Budget FY17 - Will Be Steady and Staid

    India’s annual budget is a tightrope walk for any finance minister, considering the underlying challenge of drafting a policy document that’s a steady mix of what is desirable and what is achievable. ...read more

  12. Death Cross Alert: Time to Sell?

    A Death Cross occurs when a security’s short-term moving average falls below its long-term moving average. All eyes are on the 50-day and 200-day Moving Averages (MA) for this. ...read more

  13. Japan’s Negative Rate Cut - Is It Enough?

    Bank of Japan has cut one of the interest rates on balances kept by banks with the central bank to negative 0.1 %, thus joining the league of European Central Bank and central banks of Switzerland, Sweden ...read more

  14. China’s Yuan — In The Big League!

    In the past decade, China has taken unprecedented steps to open its capital markets and internationalize its currency. The recent announcement of the renminbi (RMB)’s inclusion into the IMF’s reserve currency basket is see ...read more

  15. Weak Indian Rupee – Case of Win Some, Lose Some

    Since the end of the June quarter, Rupee has depreciated by c.1.9% against Dollar and c.5.0% vs. Euro. Several export-oriented sectors are gaining majorly from this weakness. Chief among them is the Indian IT Services ...read more

  16. Click To Change Fashion!

    The fashion landscape has shifted. Window shopping and mannequins are passé. Notification bars, display pictures and status updates are in vogue. Spring and fall collections at London, Milan, Paris and New York are no more ...read more

  17. Moody's Lowers India's 2015 GDP Growth Forecast

    Owing to concerns regarding weak monsoons and a slower than expected pace of reforms by the current Indian government, rating agency Moody’s has cut down India’s 2015 GDP growth forecast to 7% from an earlier sta ...read more

  18. Chinese Checkers: Devaluing Yuan

    In a bid to support their stuttering economy, China has devalued its currency, leaving it 5% weaker than the US Dollar over the last three days. Being the world’s largest trading and export economy, this m ...read more

  19. The Great Media Sale Is On!

    The onset of digitization at the end of the 20th century has led to a prominent shift in the publishing industry. With technological advancements and changing user patterns on how news is consumed, the traditional ...read more

  20. Apple 3Q Results

    Euphoria built around the new iPhone’s sales and an expected push from the Apple Watch did little to bolster Apple’s share price, which saw a sharp decline in reaction to the results, despite a p ...read more

  1. Uber to operate Careem independently

    Uber acquired ride hailing service provider Careem in January 2020. It has decided to operate the brand independently and not merge it under a universal brand name. Several factors may have prompted the company to pursue ...read more

  1. IP Licensing - Strategy to ensure growth in adversities

    The ongoing global economic scenario, which includes the US-China trade tensions, upcoming US 2020 presidential elections, weakening GDP growth, and negative outlook for leading economies, has had far-reaching effects on growth of businesses worldwide. As businesses ...read more

  2. Uber to operate Careem independently

    Uber acquired ride hailing service provider Careem in January 2020. It has decided to operate the brand independently and not merge it under a universal brand name. Several factors may have prompted the company to pursue ...read more

  3. Five emerging trends likely to shape the workplace

    Digital transformation is modifying our work environment gradually. With more sophisticated technologies and wider connectivity, workplaces as we know today will undergo a complete change in the coming decade. Needless to add, this cannot happen ...read more

  4. Predictive Analytics – Game On

    Predictive analytics, a subset of artificial intelligence (AI), is set to bring about a revolution in the coming decades. It will make forecasting ever-changing phenomenon such as weather conditions or ground motion, for instance, seismic ...read more

  5. Seven Ways a Market Research Company Can Add Value

    Market research entails systematic gathering and analysis of data for a specific business environment. The company can use the information collected to take strategic decisions regarding its product or service. An essential process for both ...read more

  6. Trends Changing the Face of FMCG in Asia

    The FMCG sector is growing, especially in Asia. Various technological, demographic and economic changes in the region have given rise to certain trends. For multinationals looking to enter the Asian market, lured by its attractiveness, ...read more

  7. Satellite TV in a tussle with OTT wave

    The evolving entertainment landscape has endured various changes. Today, satellite and cable TV face intense competition from over-the-top (OTT) platforms, which offer personalized content at a faster rate. Will satellite and cable TV be able ...read more

  8. Effect of Demonetization and GST on India’s Textile Sector

    Demonetization and GST affected the textile sector in different manners, and their timing had a significant impact as well. While demonetization primarily affected how business transpires between consumers, retailers, and wholesalers, the GST affected manufacturers, ...read more

  9. Demonetization — And The Debate Goes On

    As Diwali festivities draw to a close, the first anniversary of the bold move to demonetize the Indian economy approaches fast. But, as it was then, the debate over it being a disruptive or innovative ...read more

  10. Additive Manufacturing — The Next Industrial Revolution?

    Often heralded as ‘the next industrial revolution’, Additive Manufacturing’s  unique processes, techniques, and technologies open up new grounds for innovation, offering a range of logistical, economic, and technical advantages in the manufacturing space. ...read more

  11. Microbial Fuel Cells Could Power the Future

    Technologies that utilize microbial metabolisms to break down organic/inorganic matter in order to produce an electrical current could be a promising solution for both power generation and waste management in the future. ...read more

  12. Significance of Procurement Research

    Large organizations are shifting their focus toward developing a procurement strategy based on detailed procurement research. Procurement research, including detailed insights on the current and future market trends (check this addition), allows organizations to manage ...read more

  13. Financial Modeling – Forecasting Business Performance

    Today’s fast-changing business landscape has made it imperative to have tools for making informed business decisions, minimizing risks and creating strategic plans. The following article aims to outline the benefits, needs and applications of o ...read more

  14. Robots in the Global Education Industry

    With talented teachers in short supply and a growing demand for educational institutions that are geared for the future, the global educational robots market is expected to be worth USD 6.05 bn by 2020, boosted by ...read more

  15. Go To Market Strategy: Key to Success

    Every organization keen on introducing new products/services must have a clear go to market strategy or roadmap for a successful and smooth launch. The strategy clearly defines the role of each function and the ...read more

  16. Streamlining the RFP Process for AUM Growth

    RFPs are as vital as they are time-intensive.While there’s a marked increase in the number of RFPs that an asset management company usually grapples with, the tediousness of assembly coupled with a shortage o ...read more

  17. With Respect to Respectively

    Respectively means each separately/individually according to its situation, and as such has got nothing to do with the word respect. ...read more

  18. Subject & Verb — A License to Agree!

    Isn’t it nice when things agree? It always is! English is a happy language, because the subject and verb are always in agreement with each other. Let’s look at some basic rules to see ...read more

  19. Let Us Move on to ‘Onto’

    ‘Onto’ as a preposition means ‘at the surface of/on top of/to a position on/upon’. This is widely used as a single word, especially in US English. ...read more

  20. He, She, or They?

    When you want to refer to both men and women in a statement or a sentence, using the correct pronoun can be a tricky issue. ...read more

  21. "Less" vs. "Fewer"

    The correctness of using ‘less’ versus ‘fewer’ in a sentence eludes many, with the words often used interchangeably, but inappropriately. ...read more

  22. "But" vs. "However"

    This debate has been on for a while now, perhaps even since the origins of the English language, and time has done little to dull the disarray. ...read more

  23. What Trump Presidency May Mean For Manufacturing?

    Following a protectionist policy alone will not help the US in the long run as the global shifts in manufacturing will always follow both demand dynamics and cost advantages. Intense lobbying is expected in early 2017 ...read more

  24. Can Banking Shape Up in a Digital World?

    While we’re still trying to figure out the “Internet of Things” and how it could possibly change anything, you’ve probably missed a silent revolution that’s already well underway. ...read more

  25. Would You Tango With Google? Perhaps Not

    Tango is being touted as an affordable Augmented Reality platform without having the clutter of the Cardboard or other headgears. However, Tango seems far from being a game changer for the way users may consume ...read more

  26. Are Smart Homes Still a Thing of the Future?

    Smart home technology is becoming a very serious business. We take a hard look at the market, which, like the others, is grappling with economic challenges and imbalances. Are entrepreneurs in the space seeing their ...read more

  27. Will the RBI Keep Interest Rates Steady?

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan presented its second bi-monthly policy review on the 7th of June, 2016. As market experts and analysts expected, the central bank maintained its benchmark repo rate at 6.5%, amid ...read more

  28. Should the UK Leave the European Union?

    To be or not to be – that is the question. The United Kingdom will take a long overdue call on the 23rd of June 2016; a decision that could adversely affect its financial future. While there a ...read more

  29. Pharmaceuticals – An Industry at Crossroads

    With patent cliffs, competition from generics to contend with, and mounting pressure from healthcare players, insurance companies and governments to provide vital products at affordable costs — the pharmaceutical industry may be in for some ...read more

  30. Does Section 3(d) Make India Bad for Business?

    Introduced as an amendment to the Indian Patents Act in 2005, paragraph 3d has been a hot topic of debate ever since the famous Novartis (Gleevec) case of 2005. This section has long been criticized by international ...read more

  31. The Grim Economic State of Ukraine Continues

    Nothing much seems to have changed since the Maidan protests at Ukraine. Even the new regime hasn’t been able to stem the economic and political crises that had fueled the revolutions earlier. Tensions within t ...read more

  32. India Budget FY17 - Will Be Steady and Staid

    India’s annual budget is a tightrope walk for any finance minister, considering the underlying challenge of drafting a policy document that’s a steady mix of what is desirable and what is achievable. ...read more

  33. Death Cross Alert: Time to Sell?

    A Death Cross occurs when a security’s short-term moving average falls below its long-term moving average. All eyes are on the 50-day and 200-day Moving Averages (MA) for this. ...read more

  34. Japan’s Negative Rate Cut - Is It Enough?

    Bank of Japan has cut one of the interest rates on balances kept by banks with the central bank to negative 0.1 %, thus joining the league of European Central Bank and central banks of Switzerland, Sweden ...read more

  35. 3D Printed Drugs: A Gateway To Customized Medicine

    Ever since research into the field started producing appreciable results in the late 90’s, 3D printing has revolutionized design and customization everywhere from engineering prototypes to medical prosthetics. The recent approval of a 3D-printed pill b ...read more

  36. China’s Yuan — In The Big League!

    In the past decade, China has taken unprecedented steps to open its capital markets and internationalize its currency. The recent announcement of the renminbi (RMB)’s inclusion into the IMF’s reserve currency basket is see ...read more

  37. Mechanism of Targeting Tumor Cells Using Nanoparticles

    With an ability to enter tissues at the molecular level, nanoparticles have promising applications in diagnostic and therapeutic systems for cancer. Over the past several decades, the development and application of engineered nanoparticles to more ...read more

  38. Weak Indian Rupee – Case of Win Some, Lose Some

    Since the end of the June quarter, Rupee has depreciated by c.1.9% against Dollar and c.5.0% vs. Euro. Several export-oriented sectors are gaining majorly from this weakness. Chief among them is the Indian IT Services ...read more

  39. Edible Smart Tags Could Beat Drug Counterfeiting

    The $200 billion counterfeit drugs market is a constantly shifting target. Pharmaceutical industry is expected to spend about $3.4 billion in 2015 on anti-counterfeiting technologies to intensify its battle. Edible smart tag technology is the industry’s newest w ...read more

  40. China Joins The FATCA Ride; Introduces Own Version

    The Chinese version of FATCA, targeted mainly at wealthy citizens who stash money away in Hong Kong and other tax havens, is expected to ruffle feathers worldwide. Some firms may discontinue providing services to Chinese ...read more

  41. Click To Change Fashion!

    The fashion landscape has shifted. Window shopping and mannequins are passé. Notification bars, display pictures and status updates are in vogue. Spring and fall collections at London, Milan, Paris and New York are no more ...read more

  42. Moody's Lowers India's 2015 GDP Growth Forecast

    Owing to concerns regarding weak monsoons and a slower than expected pace of reforms by the current Indian government, rating agency Moody’s has cut down India’s 2015 GDP growth forecast to 7% from an earlier sta ...read more

  43. Chinese Checkers: Devaluing Yuan

    In a bid to support their stuttering economy, China has devalued its currency, leaving it 5% weaker than the US Dollar over the last three days. Being the world’s largest trading and export economy, this m ...read more

  44. The Great Media Sale Is On!

    The onset of digitization at the end of the 20th century has led to a prominent shift in the publishing industry. With technological advancements and changing user patterns on how news is consumed, the traditional ...read more

  45. Apple 3Q Results

    Euphoria built around the new iPhone’s sales and an expected push from the Apple Watch did little to bolster Apple’s share price, which saw a sharp decline in reaction to the results, despite a p ...read more