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Chinese economic data ameliorates post Covid-19 shock, Will the recovery continue?

Manufacturing and Services PMI rise to multi-month high Stimulus package by government likely to aid economic output China seems better placed than other major economies   As major developed and developing economies in the world continue to reel under the economic and health crisis emerging due to the Coronavirus pandemic, recent Chinese economic cues depict moderate...

Qantas Airways announces firing of 6,000 employees- Implications for the airline industry

Impact of Covid-19 on the global airline industry Qantas axes 6,000 jobs amid subdued travel demand and chalks out a 3-year recovery plan Covid-19 has made the airline industry’s worst nightmares come true. The impact of the plummeting demand has been far worse than that of 9/11 and 2008 financial crisis combined. One of the most challenging industries to operate in, the impact of...

Changing dynamics of Co-Working Industry

Coworking space – an option to work from anywhere Impact of Covid-19 on the coworking space industry   Coworking has been consistently gaining traction over the past few years, wherein the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic has further enhanced its importance, making it the preferred workplace of today’s workforce. This can be evidenced by large companies increasingly...

Struggling global steel industry faces double whammy by Covid-19 outbreak

  Did the Covid19 outbreak magnify the global steel industry’s woes?  Will the unlock phase be able to recover steel industry from its plight?   The year 2019 was not a great year for the global steel industry as crude steel production grew by merely 3%, significantly lower compared to its intermittent peak (6.3%) achieved in 2017. Similarly, the global finished...

Reliance Jio’s striking fundraising binge during tough times

Reliance Industry (RIL) has raised over USD 13 billion so far in 2020 Shares of RIL reached a new high making it India’s most valued company   When every business across the globe is facing heat of coronavirus outbreak, Reliance Industry seems unstoppable to reach its goal to become debt-free ahead of March 2021.  RIL’s subsidiary, Jio Platform Limited has attracted...

Jet.com’s discontinuation from Walmart

    Overview of the acquisition of Jet.com by Walmart in 2016. Insight of the e-commerce model developed by Jet.com to compete with rival Amazon. Impact of the acquisition of Jet.com to overall e-commerce business of Walmart.   Walmart acquired Jet.com in 2016 to utilize the expertise of rising e-commerce company Jet.com. Whether it was a strategic...

Steel industry, Chinese influence and the future

How China drove the industry? What will affect the global demand in 2017? Does the US have a role?   The steel industry is one of the largest industries globally. The growth in the steel industry is directly proportional to the economic health of a country as well as of that of the world. 2016 can be recognised as the finest year for the ‘grey metal’ as...

MC-21, the Russian aviation wonder?

  Will MC-21's entry as the medium range commercial aircraft redefine Russia’s role in the sector? MC-21 and its challenges Airbus and Boeing vs. MC-21?   Russian aircraft industry is one of the most innovative in the world, the aviation manufacturing in Russia has a century old legacy. But, the dissolution of the USSR impacted the development of new...

Amusement parks, amusing visitors to beat competition

  How crucial are the number of visits and investments? The sources of revenue An analysis of the leading international amusement/theme park operators   The amusement park industry is broadly categorised into amusement parks, theme parks and water parks and is a ~43 billion-dollar market presently [Source: International Association of Amusement Parks...

Games and toys, not any more child’s play

The leading toy brands The cost of sales and what forms the major chunk of this cost? How Lego Group managed its cost of sales?   The 21 st century has seen a tremendous transformation in the gaming and toys industry as compared to the developments in the 19 th and 20 th centuries, gradually shifting its focus to achieve technological sophistication....

Luxottica, from an acquirer to be acquired?

How will the merger affect Luxottica and Essilor? Will European Commission approve the amalgamation despite monopoly concerns? What will be the benefits for masses?   The vertical integration made Luxottica the world leader in the eyewear industry, this was mainly achieved by mergers and acquisitions and was explained in detail through Televisory’s...

Success mantra for social networks

How smartphones and rising internet penetration influenced the industry? What differentiates a popular social network? What lies ahead in the industry for established and new players?   In 2004, Google’s social networking website, Orkut and its only major competitor, Facebook commenced operations. Orkut was an open social networking site, whereas Facebook...

Decline of rigs in the US, are oil and gas prices to blame?

Top 4 encountered a decline of 40% Will recent stabilization of prices increase the rig demand?   The global oil and gas prices witnessed a significant downward pressure in the past couple of years with both the commodities weighing down by a persistent increase in supply. A higher than normal growth in output coupled with stable to low growth demand pushed the...

Doctor copper indicates economic health recovery, though at a gradual pace.

  What led to the freefall in copper prices in March 2020? Will lifting of lockdown worldwide provide the required boost to copper prices?   Dr. Copper, being treated as the barometer of economy, had been one of the worst hit commodities due to global lockdown led by Covid-19 outbreak, reflecting the pause in economic activities worldwide. After falling for most of...

Uranium, is this the commodity for future?

  What was the role of Fukushima Daiichi disaster? Did production cuts from Kazatomprom help? An analysis of 5 major uranium producers in the world   The global uranium market remained under tremendous pressure during the past ten years, this was mostly driven by the skewed demand-supply equation and pushed the commodity into surplus. However, the metal...

Lock and load, guns and ammunition industry in the US

  What are the reasons behind the volatility in the sector? The two major factors that drive the industry Three key players   The guns and ammunition industry comprises establishments specialising in the retail of guns (shotguns, revolvers, rifles, machine guns, pistols and grenade launchers) and ammunition. The firms operating in this space might also...

Canadian oil sand, corporate exits, is this the end for the industry?

Why there was a 62% decline in Canada’s oil and gas sector spending? Did domestic players help the sector? How crucial are the exports to the US?   Canada is one of the fastest growing oil producers in the world, in the past decade, the country saw a rise in the production at a CAGR ~4%. Canada managed to enhance its oil production from approx. 2.74 MBPD...

Brand Bolina

What were the reasons for a decline in profitability of Bolina? Did increase in patents help the firm? How successful was the strategy to launch brand ‘Bolina’?   Bolina Holding Company Limited designs and manufactures toilet seats, wash basins, urinals, bidets, squat pans, soap containers, faucets and bathroom fixtures. In 2002, it began as an Original...

Slump in digital photography, are smartphones to blame?

  Why inbuilt swamped while interchangeable was afloat? How Canon relatively performed better than Nikon? Is 2017 a turnaround year?   The global digital photography market comprises cameras, lenses, software and processing equipment. This stood at approx. $78 billion (2015) and is expected to reach around $111 billion (by 2021 according to Zion Market...

What led to an exponential growth of the movie theatre industry in China?

An analysis of the performance of leading movie theatre operators in China vs. the US Did liberalization help the sector in China? Why co-production was a win-win situation? How crowdfunding assisted the industry?   The global movie theatre industry registered a nominal growth of 4.8% CAGR (2005-16), which was affected by the global economic slowdown...

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Slack set out to kill E-mail

Started as a side project for internal use in a gaming company High revenue growth with recurring revenues Went Public by offering shares through the Direct Public Offering ...

Will the Big Bang merger drive, of Indian Public Sector banks, provide the required impetus to the slowing economy?

India’s Government announces plans to merge 10 of the country’s public sector banks Probable impact of the mergers   India’s Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman,...

Is Mothercare on the verge of collapse?

History of Mothercare What went wrong? Company moved into administration   Mothercare, an iconic brand for babies, children and parents to be, went into...

Tire manufacturing industry, analysing the cost and margin trends

The global market for tire manufacturing stands at $180 billion. Michelin anticipates the long-term demand to rise at the rate of 5 to 10% a year in developing markets and 1 to 2% a year in mature...

Rapidly growing Indian online food delivery industry and its unrealised profits

Evolution of online food delivery industry in India Geographical penetration and scope for expansion Key players and their zeal to balance revenue and costs   Online...