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  • How to Mitigate the Impact of Brexit Through Sound Procurement Practices

    While uncertainty about the UK’s decision to leave the European Union may be abating, the slew of changes it entails in everything from exchange rates and laws governing contracts to logistics and trade rules are forcing companies to reconsider their procurement strategies.

  • Brexit: An ear to the ground

    The Brexit endgame has begun with Boris Johnson becoming the Prime Minister. Known as a ‘Brexiter’, he has appointed only those party members in his Cabinet who support a ‘hard’ or ‘no-deal’ Brexit. We recently met several investment management firms, research houses and banks in the UK (before Mr. Johnson’s election as Leader of the Conservative Party) and gathered interesting insights and views on Brexit. Going by most of our conversations with these senior stakeholders, who will be impacted by Brexit, two scenarios are likely: hard Brexit (or no-deal Brexit) and soft Brexit (agreement between the UK and the EU). Whatever it is, the outcome will be there for all to see by October 31, 2019. Amid the confusion, however, there is hope that Brexit will be orderly and global financial markets will remain intact.

  • 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 to passive investments that were still seeing massive growth.  

    In an attempt to reduce costs and boost returns, ETF providers dabbled in self-indexation to beat the market curve.

    Ideating, backtesting, constructing, and managing indices is a cumbersome endeavor however, demanding a lot of time and diligence if it’s to be done effectively.

    Efforts to circumvent these drawbacks have gradually spawned a new breed of innovative ETFs — known as Smart Beta — that combine aspects of both active and passive management strategies. 

  • Macau's Gaming Sector - It's a Good Time to Roll the Dice

    The preferred playground of the gambling world’s high rollers, Macau is aggressively expanding its hospitality and tourism sectors and is well on its way to becoming the premium global gaming and tourist destination by 2018.

  • Fintech Products Improving The Accessibility Of Financial Services For The Elderly

    The average age of the global population is slowly rising. Countries such as Japan and the UK are already grappling with the increase in the number of retirees and the elderly population. The burgeoning elderly population presents a great opportunity for Fintech products that can be specifically designed for them. However, obstacles such as lack of awareness and fear of using digital products limit this possibility. Nevertheless, if Fintech companies can fight these hurdles, they have an expanding market for further innovating and designing suitable products.

  • Will Ageing Population Impact the Market for New Health Technologies?

    A new demographic study indicates that the average age of global population is slowly increasing. Countries like Japan and the UK are already struggling with large sections of ageing population, and the other countries are not far behind. This presents immense opportunities for health tech companies to evolve and create products and services specifically for senior citizens. Digital technologies and artificial intelligence could enable provision of holistic care with individual attention at the convenience of patients, which would soon be the need of hour across nations. We believe that adoption of these technologies to their fullest potential would still take 5–8 years. Baby boomers and Generation-X may not benefit from these technologies; nonetheless, Millennials could leverage the technologies to gain significant improvements in life in the future.

  • EM Bond Markets – Thematic Relative Value Ideas for EM Credit Markets

    Emerging market bond indices have been highly volatile over the past couple of months, mainly due to investor concerns over US elections, a UK slowdown, and weak Chinese data. A couple of defaults and instances of restructuring in markets like South Africa are some of the highlights on the short side of the spectrum.

    While EM bond markets have recovered from their lows in December 2016, we believe concerns over rate hikes and currency volatility have led to investors adopting a cautious approach.

  • 7 Factors That Are Holding Back China’s Shale Gas Revolution

    China’s aim to replicate the US shale gas revolution by 2020 has been stalled owing to multiple market, economic, and technological challenges.

  • 9 Things to Research Before You Enter a New Market

    One man’s ignorance is another man’s opportunity.

    In a world where external forces are impacting business’ success like never before, conventional wisdom and experience can no longer guide future strategies. To gain a strategic advantage, companies must learn about the what, where, and why of the market environment they plan to enter.

    They need a good Competitive Intelligence (CI) strategy.

  • China’s Pollution Problems Could be a Huge Opportunity for Industrial Wastewater Treatment Companies

    The sheer scale of the Chinese economy, growing awareness among industries about water sustainability, and government regulations demanding sophisticated wastewater treatment are driving the wastewater treatment market in China, which offers tremendous opportunities for international players.

  • The US IPO Market is on an Upswing in 2017

    While the number of IPOs in the US decreased from 275 in 2014 to 105 in 2016, the US IPO market has rebounded in 1H2017. The rebound can be attributed to a backdrop of stable economic indicators, strong job growth & improved corporate earnings, all of which should make for low market volatility in the coming quarters.

  • US Equities Rally — Is There an End ‘Round the Bend?

    An economic slowdown, while worrisome for investors, is not as concerning as the basis on which market valuations seem to have been pegged. 

  • Kuwait Inflation Is at Its Lowest Since March 2004

    Kuwait’s consumer inflation declined to 0.5% YoY in September 2017 following a 1.2% YoY gain in August, according to Kuwait’s Central Statistical Bureau. This was the lowest inflation since March 2004. 

  • 8 Things to Look for in a Good Research Partner

    If you're in business, you're at war.

    Odds are you’re also trying to run a lean business, which means you've not got enough manpower to chuck into the trenches.

    When it comes to gathering critical information about the markets, the competitors, or even the feasibility of key business decisions; most firms operating out there have in-house research experts that are a jack of all trades, but masters of none. And this might work in few cases.

    Sometimes though, and this definitely sneaks up on the weary that aren’t wary, you’ll need to spring a little extra for situations that call for specific expertise.

    Your first big decision is whether you want to tackle this internally, or hire a Research Partner. 

  • Are European Airlines on the Path to Recovery Post the COVID-19 Pandemic?

    The global airline industry was considerably affected due to COVID-19, owing to complete shutdown on travel. However, as the ferocity of the pandemic gradually mitigates in European countries, air travel has resumed. Various technological innovations have been proposed to help airlines and airports eliminate the spread of infection. Governments are also taking initiatives to help revive the industry. Will the European airlines be able to emerge from this crisis unscathed?

  • Why Tech Watch Should Be a Part of Your Competitive Intelligence (CI) Strategy

    “Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.”

    ― Andy Rooney

  • Are Mergers and Acquisitions the Way Forward in the Global Reinsurance Industry?

    Massive claims during catastrophe makes reinsurance a risky business. A range of structural trends further undermines their performance. Amidst these challenging environment, mergers and acquisitions are a great way for reinsurers for their survival and growth.

  • Commercialization of Nano-additives — Labs to Market

    Through the application of nanotechnology, existing products such as fuel, cement, or food can be manipulated on an atomic, molecular, or supramolecular scale by means of nano-additives/nano-fillers so as to enhance their physical or chemical properties. 

  • Innovative Plastics & Polymer Additives for Smart Packaging

    The smart packaging market is gaining traction, especially among sectors such as food and pharma, and is likely to boom in the coming years. 

  • Gig Economy – An Emerging Concept

    Gig economy refers to a new work environment adopted by young professionals. While the concept has many takers in developed countries, it is being encouraged in emerging economies as they look to improve their employment rate and economic value. Certain preconditions need to be met to ensure the success of gigs as a source of income. However, the outlook for this business model is positive and it is soon expected to be a big contributor to the global economy.

  • Alternative Funding Options for Start-ups During the Current Recessionary Times

    Due to the current recessionary times, investor sentiment is at an all-time low. This has hit start-ups seeking funding from venture capitalists and the investor community. However, entrepreneurs can currently explore alternative funding options. Benefits of these options could increase their prominence in the future.

  • 5 Flaws and Fixes in P2P Lending That Could Make Banking Obsolete

    Online marketplace lending platforms — aka P2P platforms — could be a real threat to the banking sector if they get these things right.

  • Oral Insulin

    Diabetes is a type of metabolic disorder caused by an insulin imbalance in the body either due to insufficient production of insulin by the pancreas or due to body cells not responding to the insulin that is produced.

  • 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 has a strong technological support that enables smooth connectivity and easy collaboration. Will it be feasible for companies to make WFH a permanent feature or will the technology infrastructure cost be too high?

  • 3D Printing

    3D printing is a process of creating solid objects, where consecutive layers of materials are set in three dimensions until the desired object is formed according to data fed in the modelling software or from the scan of an existing object.

  • Gaming: A Long-Term Investment Play?

    More than a third of the global population is now confined to homes, compelled to follow social distancing to limit the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The unprecedented scale of the pandemic has, however, blessed the gaming industry, which is buzzing with a sudden surge in sales of video games and gaming consoles as people seek ways to deal with the lockdown. The ‘new normal’ is here to stay for a long time and would definitely benefit the gaming industry, making it a profitable investment in the long term.

  • Recycling Construction Waste – Toward a Sustainable Future

    Increased awareness regarding the environment has brought to fore the need to adopt sustainable and environment-friendly practices by various industry verticals, including construction. By the nature of its activity, the construction sector accounts for a significant share in construction and demolition waste. Instead of ending up in landfills, this waste can be more productively used to create sustainable by-products. With new government regulations and LEED certification requirements, construction waste management has gained prominence. There are numerous methods for construction companies to reuse waste. This practice not only has a positive impact on the environment but is also cost-effective for companies and boosts their brand image.

  • Mini-grids: Bridging the Gap in Electricity Access

    More than a billion people across the world do not have access to electricity; this includes Africa, where a major share of the population lives without electricity. To increase electrification and link remote locations, more and more countries are looking to install mini-grids. Asia and Africa are recording higher growth in installation of mini-grids, and it is expected that by 2030, mini-grids will provide electricity to more than 500 million people globally.

  • The Cisco-BlackBerry Deal – 9 Months On, Who Gained More?

    On June 23, the cross-licensing deal between Cisco and BlackBerry was announced. The agreement was a no-brainer when one considered the current market position of BlackBerry, and how the Canadian technology giant wanted to make full use of its assets. However, the deal did raise a few eyebrows when one considered that it was only Cisco who would pay a licensing fee to BlackBerry, and not the other way around. With the deal now a quarter shy of being a year old, let’s understand who stood to gain more from the deal – Cisco or BlackBerry?

  • New safety norms: Creating opportunities for the Facilities Management (FM) industry

    Facilities management consists of two important services: technical/hard and soft services. Over the years, the demand for outsourcing of technical services has been rising as these are deemed to be more complex. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has renewed industry focus on soft services. As governments worldwide slowly reopen and daily activities resume with the required safety protocols, the need for soft services within the facilities management market is expected to increase. The new normal, which includes cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitization, has created several opportunities for the global facilities management industry.

  • Increase in Industrial-Grade Ethanol Prices: The COVID-19 Impact

    The COVID-19 outbreak led to a surge in the demand for industrial ethanol for sanitizer applications in 1H20. However, the supply chain disruptions caused by the worldwide lockdowns resulted in shortage of ethanol in Europe and the US. This supply and demand gap spiked the prices of ethanol in various regions of the world.

  • Emerging Trends in Beauty Industry in 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world and the way we live. Likewise, the beauty industry is adapting to the new normal. The beauty market, which was growing steadily, saw an initial drop when the pandemic hit, but remained resilient and has now bounced back. New ideas and initiatives are being introduced by big beauty brands to ensure continued consumer interest and loyalty. The beauty industry is now evolving and embracing the new trends brought by the pandemic.

  • Plastic Circular Economy - A Hopeless Dream Post COVID-19?

    Plastic emerged as a savior during the pandemic; it is the core ingredient of most of the protective gear, due to which its demand has increased. Fear of infection also led to a rise in the use of single-use plastic. Moreover, companies which had pledged to reduce their carbon footprint and recycle plastic are unable to follow through, as its expensive for those impacted by the current economic crisis. Hence, would the dream of a plastic circular economy be dashed to the ground?

  • RegTech: Innovation Meets Compliance

    RegTech, a technological innovation, is gaining traction. Part of the Fintech explosion that has taken over the world, RegTech refers to digitization of the compliance and regulatory framework for quicker and more efficient services.

  • 3 Consumer Staples Stocks You Need To Get In On

    Consumer Staples, prized for their slow but steady growth in investment portfolios, are generating higher alpha than ever before.

    They’ve not only been more resilient to the usual market headwinds but also have tremendous potential to grow, bolstered by technological disruptors and a growing consumer base among the world’s emerging market middle class.

  • Italy joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative – A short-sighted move?

    Italy became the first G7 country to formally join China’s Belt and Road Initiative. This move was seen with extraordinary caution in the West as Italy is a major NATO ally and any deal that tilts Italy towards China can be key challenge for the USA . Italy is currently in a vulnerable position with second highest debt to GDP ratio in the EU, after Greece. Its growth is also expected to experience a slowdown. Considering these situations, Italy aims to improve exports to the Asian Giant through the BRI project. However not everyone in Italy is onboard, coalition partner and Italy’s Deputy PM Matteo Salvini has stayed away from all official BRI related engagements to express displeasure over the agreements. The article explores a variety of political and economic angles and also explore China’s debt trap diplomacy in relation to Italy’s current financial vulnerability and analyse if the deal makes sense in the long term from an Italian perspective.

  • 2020 Stimulus Plans and Their Impact – Will These Be Enough?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted supply chains globally and international trade, nearly shutting down the world economy. Looking at the current scenario, many renowned economists have predicted zero economic growth for 2020. Federal governments across nations are announcing unprecedented stimulus packages to deal with the downturn. While this will have a positive impact, the question is will it be enough, considering that two crises – economic and health – have fused into one, compounding the magnitude.

  • Can an Export Promotion Council Become a Catalyst for the Economy?

    An export promotion council (EPC) is established with the objective of boosting a country’s presence in foreign markets and consequently strengthening its economy. EPCs of some emerging countries are unable to meet these expectations due to various reasons. While there is no dearth of local wares that would find a foreign market, certain inefficiencies hold them back. Can EPCs across the globe play a pivotal role in enhancing a country’s exports?

  • Fintech Revolution, What’s Next…?

    Fintech revolution is the new buzzword in the financial industry which is constantly evolving. This sector has attracted several startups that are bringing technological innovations to the financial market. Investors are closely watching developments fueled by the new revolution. This article highlights the four upcoming areas in Fintech that have high probability of success and early investment opportunities. Many of these start-ups have the potential to become a unicorn and can yield high returns to its investors.

  • Chemicals 4.0 – An Overview of Potential Digitization Drivers

    Parallel to the industrial revolution, the chemical industry has surged in terms of both production volumes and innovations. The sector’s adaptability to modernization, especially adopting digitization, is a testament to its resilience, irrespective of economic conditions, especially the crisis currently underway globally. Considering the innovations, investor interest, and positive industry estimates, digitization in this sector is expected to increase. Due to the constant need for chemicals across allied and non-allied sectors, the outlook for the chemical industry would continue to be positive. Hence, along with the trending ‘Industry 4.0,’ ‘Chemicals 4.0’ must concord, paving the way for the potential adoption of several digitization drivers.

  • Trash to Treasure: Global Waste to Energy Market Scenario

    The World Bank estimates global waste levels to rise by 70% of the current level by 2050, driven by growth in urbanization and population. Rising waste level, coupled with rapid increase in consumption of energy globally and the growing need for governments to meet their renewable energy targets, has given a boost to the waste to energy market worldwide.

  • Oil & Gas Players Need to Weather Serious Regulatory Reforms to Counter Climate Change

    2016 is going to be a year of reckoning for the Oil & Gas industry.

  • 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 advanced and precise cyberattacks. Could AI become a major threat to enterprises in future?

  • Floating Offshore Wind Energy

    The need for environment-friendly resources and technology is rising. Renewable energy resources are gaining popularity, with wind energy being the second largest source. Though offshore wind is the fastest growing source, floating offshore wind source is also emerging as a powerful source of energy. Platforms and turbines are being developed to garner this energy. Though the resource faces challenges in implementation, it is a viable and economic option, and if a few measures are taken, it can easily become a main contributor of renewable energy.

  • Chinese Industries Adversely Affected by COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created an economic turmoil. Industries across sectors are impacted as a result, and nations are preparing for the worst recession of the century. As the virus originated in China, it was the first country to feel the economic repercussions of the outbreak. Some sectors in the country were badly hit and may have to face the cascading effect of the virus as well. It seems that the worst is yet to come.

  • What Will a Trump Presidency Mean for Global Markets? — A Short and Long-term Overview

    The world's waiting with baited breath to see how hawkish the Trump presidency will really be.

  • New Tech in Beauty Industry

    Research in this sector is driving the discovery of many new products and services that are changing the face of the beauty industry and enriching the shopping experience. The current generation would benefit the most from these changes, as when they reach their golden age, the technological evolution would help them look younger and better. With further digitalization of this sector, what would be the future of this industry?

  • ISO 20022: The Future of Payments

    ISO 20022 is an upcoming standard that would considerably improve the efficiency of payments and establish checks, enabling companies to transfer payments seamlessly. It is the global language for electronic payments, which would help systems worldwide to communicate and transmit significantly more data through payments. This standard would not only streamline international cross-border payments, but also drastically mitigate the reconciliation issue.

  • How Plastics Can Boost 3D-Printing of Medical Devices

    The wide usage of plastics, especially photopolymers, can evidently unlock the great potential, in terms of applications, of 3D printing of medical devices.

  • Why Aren’t Negative Interest Rates Feasible For Developing Economies?

    Developed nations are fast adopting the Negative Interest Rates to boost economic growth and shake off money-hoarding. The trickle-down effect of the slowdown in the developed world is impacting the developing economies.
    Naturally, we ask, “Is the unconventional policy really feasible for the developing economies?”

  • MiFID II — Impact on the EU’s Research and Trading Desks

    The European Commission approved the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) in April last year, regulations that are slated for implementation by 3rd January, 2018.

    The directive requires complete unbundling of research costs from trading commissions in order to ensure efficient market performance and transparency, with significant implications for inducement-related considerations among both buy-side and sell-side firms.

  • 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 that completely derailed the rollout of 5G. While spectrum auctions and implementation have resumed, the tempo has slowed significantly compared to the speed with which 5G was being rolled out; however, there is hope that the delay will not have a long-term impact.

  • Branchless Banking: Clicks to Replace Bricks

    The fear of contracting COVID-19 and the associated quarantine measures have been keeping customers away from bank branches, and this trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. The lockdown scenario worldwide is pushing customers more towards online banking and to becoming net savvy. As customers become more comfortable in managing finances digitally, are bank branches doomed to become altogether redundant when the pandemic ends? Will bank branches be a thing of the past? 
    We think YES!

  • Value-based Healthcare: Redefining Access and Reimbursement

    Healthcare is becoming increasingly expensive and complex across the globe, with the development of new-age therapies, treatments, and drugs. Among the emerging models of healthcare, value-based healthcare is gradually gaining acceptance worldwide. A proactive, efficient, and preventive health model, it is based on an integrated approach of managing wellness instead of just disease and illness. It also includes use of available technologies and data to enhance the treatment for patients. Value-based healthcare models are beneficial for both caregivers and patients.

  • Organic Food - A Growing Trend Amid the Pandemic

    Health, fitness, and organic have been buzzwords on the global food scene for some years now. The recent pandemic has further accorded prominence to the concept of healthy living via food choices. This trend has spurred an increase in the demand for health supplements, fitness programs, and organic food. Data shows that demand for organic foods, which was already on a steady rise over the past few years, has suddenly spiked in the backdrop of the pandemic. So, is this a short-term trend or a long-term effect that would outlast the pandemic?

  • Are Electronics and Automotive Manufacturing companies shifting their base from China to Vietnam?

    Vietnam has emerged as a favorable alternative production destination for the electronics and automotive industries. This is due to several factors: the country’s robust economic growth (+6.8% YoY in 2019, driven by increasing FDI), increase in imports (+10.5%) and exports (+7.3%), multiple free trade agreements, rise in industrial production, low raw material costs, and high availability of raw materials and suppliers.

  • The Future of Flexible Workspaces

    The COVID-19 pandemic not only bloomed into a widespread humanitarian crisis but also crippled the global economy. To survive, companies will need to sustain their operations over the short to medium term. If they withstand the current crisis, the flexible workspace sector could then rebound and have positive long-term prospects. A sector that came up to execute agile real-estate strategies has been now pushed to the forefront with the outbreak. Organizations are likely to look at the flexible workspace market to diversify and add resilience to their occupational portfolios. Thus, flexible workspaces could account for a greater share of workspaces than ever before.

  • Long-Term Trends Likely to Emerge in TMT Sector as an Aftermath of COVID-19

    COVID-19 has led to increased usage of internet as well as technology, media, and telecom (TMT). As the virus continues to force nations to remain under lockdown, these trends will be long-term and may become part of the “new normal.” While the developed countries already had a large base of online users, they still saw a surge in numbers. The emerging nations are continuing to see a rise and yet have unexplored potential that could lead to further growth.

  • Impact of NB-IoT and LTE-M in Manufacturers and Logistics sectors

    IoT is increasingly being incorporated by businesses, indicating its growing significance. The connectivity facilitated by this system plays a key role in boosting efficiency. Currently, the most popular connectivity technologies are LTE-M and NB-IOT, characterized by low power consumption and wide area of coverage. Here, we mainly discuss their impact on logistics and manufacturing industries, including the role they would play in further growth in the two domains, and the outlook for these technologies.

  • Dubai – A Rising Star of Medical Tourism

    A number of significant investments as well as several favorable factors have made Dubai a medical tourism hotspot in the GCC region.

  • COVID-19 Vaccines Under Pre-Clinical Development

    SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) is an enveloped, positive, single-strand RNA virus. Currently, there are no approved vaccines to safeguard people from this virus. More than 100 projects worldwide are centred on developing a potential vaccine for the coronavirus. Vaccines under clinical development vary in type and platforms used; the types of vaccines that are mainly developed are DNA, RNA, VLP, inactivated, live attenuated, and protein subunit vaccines. The list provides details on the vaccines under clinical trial and is a ready reference for all trials in clinical and pre-clinical phases.


Blogs

21 blog posts found for uk:

  • 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 are several social, political, and economic undertones that will determine the ultimate consensus, the bottom line is that a Brexit could affect big business.

  • Wondering What UK Sector is Your Safest Bet in 2016?

    With global equity markets still adjusting to 2015’s turbulence, sectors such as housing as well as travel and tourism look like they’ll weather the storm to come out on top in the long run.

  • China Carrying More Than the UK Economy in its Books - But is it Enough?

  • The Brexit Won’t Really Affect Britain’s Trade

    While the markets are rife with speculation about an exit’s aftermath for both the UK and the EU, Britain’s trade turnovers ought to bounce back with gusto after an initial lull.

  • 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 inflationary pressure.

    Other key policy rates such as cash reserve ratio and statutory liquidity reserve have also remained unchanged.

    Nonetheless, the RBI remained accommodative in its monetary policy, and will continue to monitor macroeconomic and financial developments in order to identify further scope for policy action - if any.

  • India’s Largest Online Travel Agent Just Bought Out its Biggest Competitor

    Other mergers could follow suit to counter the new behemoth.

  • The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its Effects

    With around 17 projects worth US$ 16 billion either completed or nearing completion, the region is expecting favorable climes for economic and business interests as investors from regions such as China, South Korea, Central Asia, the Middle East, the UK, the US, and the Netherlands take note.

  • 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 between the Corporate America and the Trump administration, and a compromise solution is the one that is most likely to emerge.

  • What Does Demonetization Mean for the Indian Banking Sector?

    The Indian Government's move to ban the circulation of two of its highest currency denominations is a positive step toward fighting black money and fake currency. It also has the undertones of a transformation, pushing India to embrace the notion of a cashless economy in 2017.

    Of the all sectors that stand to benefit from sweeping change, banking will likely emerge as the biggest beneficiary.

  • The Bayer Monsanto Deal is Set to Transform the Agri-business Industry

    Under pressure to shield its turf from increasing market consolidation, Bayer may have finally found the firm footing it needs.

  • Can China’s Steel Industry Survive Increased Global Protectionism?

    As China’s biggest customers stem the flood of cheaper Chinese steel to safeguard their domestic markets, her overstocked steel industry will have to shape up to compete on a level playing field.

  • 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.

  • How Outsourcing Enables More Efficient Buy-Side Fixed Income Portfolio Management?

    While the ultimate goal of a portfolio manager is to outperform the index or benchmark, one has to constantly ensure the portfolio is resilient to economic, political, and financial volatilities and uncertainties. Outsourcing steps in to help. Read more on how outsourcing can make what buy-side fixed income firms do far more efficient.

  • China Bans Big Investors From Cutting Stakes For Next 6 Months

  • 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 how.

  • The Global Smart Lighting Market is Poised for Growth

    Factors such as government subsidies, growing demand for energy-efficiency, as well as next generation intelligent utility and facilities management solutions will drive the smart lighting market.

  • Could the Nuclear Suppliers Group Supercharge India’s Power Sector?

    India’s vying for a seat at the big table.

    The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is expected to take a call on India’s membership later this month.

    Membership to this selective club entails sanctions to trade in nuclear materials and technologies — some mighty crucial privileges that’d bolster India’s ability to power its future.

    If things go India’s way, this could mean big business for the nation’s energy infra sector.

  • COVID-19 - Did the WHO fail in controlling the global pandemic?

    As the world combats COVID-19, questions are being raised on the competence of the World Health Organization (WHO) to issue safety guidelines that could have saved lives. The WHO declared coronavirus a pandemic on January 30, 2020 and followed this with measures such as social distancing and self-isolation aimed at containing its spread; however, this proved too late and too little. Moreover, it did not emphasize on the criticality of testing, crucial to controlling the pandemic.

  • 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 tough times ahead.

  • The Healthcare Industry Could Have a Lot Riding on IoT

    Although just a small sub-set of IoT’s potential applications, its ability to revolutionize the mundane in healthcare and medicine is spurring some interesting developments.

  • 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 significant VC investments and the expansion of several robotics start-ups in an already competitive space.


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Special Reports

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  • European Wealth Management - An Insatiable Appetite for Growth is Imminent

    While Europe boasts about USD 73 trillion (29%) of global wealth, just  USD 14 trillion of Europe’s gross wealth is currently managed under regulated open-ended funds. Although countries like  Germany, France, the UK and Italy comprise two-thirds of Europe’s wealth, smaller core countries such as Luxembourg and Switzerland reflect higher average wealth per adult, and hence, greater wealth management opportunities.

    This is especially true in Europe. 

  • Is the Center of Steel Production Shifting Again?

    A combination of several factors has resulted in developing countries like China and India replacing traditional steel-producing countries such as the US, Japan, and Germany over the past few years.  There's another shift afoot, however, and new global centers of steel production are likely to emerge before long.

  • The Disruptive Power of Virtual Currency: Is it Real?

    Virtual currency has been a debated concept within the technology community in the past few years, as transactions through this medium do not require any third party’s involvement.

  • Small Is Powerful – Micro M&A in the US and Europe

    Micro M&A are deals having a transaction size of less than USD100 mn. In the last five years, there has been considerable activity (~38,400 announced deals) in the micro M&A market in the US and Europe across well-established traditional as well as technology-focused sectors. Interestingly, large companies (revenue >USD500 million) are also very active in this space, creating significant value for their shareholders.