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Hyperloop – The futuristic technology that could revolutionize transport

Overview of the Hyperloop technology and system A look into the prominent players developing the hyperloop technology Road ahead for the new futuristic transport technology   With the advancement of technology over the years, the mode of transportation has also undergone rapid change with new innovations – from high specs electric cars to bullet trains. One...

Rising household debt in the US – Is it a red flag?

Brief history of Household Debt in the US Current profile and outlook of Household Debt in the US   Macro-economic data variables in the US continue to portray weakness in different segments of the economy, with economic data continue to be subdued in manufacturing and services along with other variables such as inflation, business confidence amongst others also...

Vietnam - Future factory of the World

Vietnam’s manufacturing space Factors contributing to growth in manufacturing Vietnam is benefiting the most from the US-China trade war   Vietnam, a small South-East Asian country located on the Indochinese peninsula, has been attracting leading manufacturing companies in recent years. During the last couple of years, the country has turned into a...

Global shrimp industry – the Indian dynamics

Global demand and supply Indian industry dynamics Industry outlook   The global fisheries and aquaculture industry are a major part of the global food industry with a total global production volume of 171 Million tonnes and an industry value estimated at USD 362 billion.  The industry constitutes two production types, i.e., capture fisheries and...

Will the entry of the highly anticipated Disney+ change the dynamics of the video streaming industry?

Overview of the global video streaming industry Entry of Disney+ and comparison with other similar platforms Future outlook of the video streaming industry   Media consumption globally in recent years has undergone a revolution wherein it is being increasingly consumed through the digital format. This transition has pushed the global video streaming industry...

Analysis of the acquisition of Yatra by Ebix

The online travel booking market of India Benchmarking Yatra against the largest peer The ambitious entry of Ebix in Indian market   In one of our previous Blogs on eBay investing in Paytm Mall, we discussed how the lucrative e-commerce market of India is attracting foreign investors. This Blog covers another acquisition in the e-commerce space of India in...

The rapid surge of the meatless food industry – and it seems to be just the start

Overview of the global meat substitute industry A look into the growing number of players in the meatless industry Future outlook of the meatless industry   The meatless food industry, also known as the meat substitutes industry, (featuring seafood substitutes, lab-grown meat and insect proteins), though not an entirely new concept, has gained much traction...

UK’s Automotive Industry feeling the heat of Brexit

Background of the UK automotive industry Deep integration between the UK & EU automotive industry Implications of Brexit on the UK automotive industry   The UK is due to leave the EU on 31st October 2019 which would essentially alter its relationship with the bloc on security, trade and migration while ending its EU membership of nearly 5 decades....

Analysing the decision of eBay to invest in Paytm

eBay’s investment in Paytm The e-commerce industry of India The future prospects of the deal   In a major positive development in the start-up ecosystem and e-commerce industry of India, the American e-commerce multinational, eBay has decided to invest in Paytm Mall. eBay is investing around USD 165 million to acquire 5.5% stake in the company. Paytm Mall is...

Oman– Can the country get rid of its oil dependency?

Oman’s economic dependency on oil revenues Measures undertaken by Oman to diversify economy- Vision 2020 & Vision 2040 plans   Oman, an economy traditionally dependent on oil and natural gas exports, is attempting to structurally diversify and strengthen its non-oil sectors. With the lowest GDP per capita amongst the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) nations,...

Vietnam’s economic transformation from rags-to-riches

Current scenario in Vietnam Initiatives by the government for economic recovery Impact of automation on the manufacturing hub   Vietnam, which is a hub for low-cost manufacturing continues to attract a plethora of foreign investments. This is despite the trade war that is causing disruptions in the emerging economies, Vietnam’s economy managed to grow at...

With industrial conglomerate DowDuPont ultimately finalizing its split – is it a further indication for the end of the conglomerate era?

Overview of the slow down and split of conglomerates Details of the split for DowDuPont Future outlook on conglomerates   The business model that a single company can manage diverse businesses well in the form of a conglomerate seems to have taken a back seat for some of history’s most successful industrial conglomerate giants. It was back in the 1980s and...

Enhancing operational efficiency through warehouse automation, the present and the future

Benefits of warehouse automation Present scope of warehouse automation The big names using robotics and automation in warehouses   A warehouse is an integral part of the supply chain that acts as an intermediary between the manufacturing and end consumers. The demand from end consumers is seasonal for most of the products with demand peaking during the...

Luckin is challenging Starbucks in China, its second largest market

Overview of China’s coffee market Comparison in terms of numbers for Starbucks and Luckin Future outlook for Luckin   China’s coffee market has been undergoing significant changes and growth in recent years and as per a report by Frost & Sullivan, the retail sales for the market grew from RMB 15.6 billion to RMB 56.9 billion between 2013-18, it is...

The untapped potential of ‘chai’ in India

The emergence of start-ups selling the Indian ‘chai’ India, the tea drinking nation   India, which is a predominantly tea-drinking nation has its own domestic version of the beverage. Tea consumption in India outnumbers coffee consumption, wherein, according to the data from Statista 65.8% of Indians drink tea regularly, while 53.5% drink coffee on a regular...

Lyft’s IPO, analysis and implications

Lyft IPO marking the formalisation of the shared economy Profitability is not a mandatory criterion for a successful IPO Lyft to benefit in the US market with a strong revenue visibility   At a driver centre in Los Angeles, Lyft’s co-founder John Zimmer and Logan Green rang the ‘Nasdaq opening bell’ in the early hours of Friday (29th Mar. 2019) and marked an...

German economy, will the slide continue?

Weakening global industrial demand weighs on Germany’s manufacturing sector Inflation and business climate take a hit with broader signs continuing to be subdued Future growth prospects skewed heavily towards external demand   Germany, which is the largest economy in Europe is facing a fresh round of downward spiral if one looks at the major economic...

Humans to be replaced by machines, will Universal Basic Income provide relief?

Need for Universal Basic Income Funding, pros and cons Current scenario and the future outlook   ‘A  basic income  is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement’- Basic Income Earth Network (BEIN). In simple terms, Universal Basic Income (UBI) or Basic Income is a...

Tobacco industry’s outlook, is it set for disruption?

Global tobacco industry Current dynamics Rise of the electronic cigarette (vaping) industry   The global smoking tobacco industry primarily constitutes players that manufacture and sell cigarettes, smoking tobacco, smokeless tobacco, cigars and cigarillos. The industry has a large global presence due to a widespread demand for its products and is considered as a...

The changing face of the beauty industry, from gender-bending products to technological makeover

Overview of the global beauty industry A look into newer products and technology that have hit the beauty market Trends to look for, going ahead in the industry   The global cosmetic product market, which is currently valued at USD 532.43 billion (as of 2017), is growing rapidly and is expected to reach a market value of USD 805.61 billion by 2023, registering a...

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Can lithium-ion anode demand for needle coke reduce availability for electrode players?

What is needle coke? Uses of needle coke Lithium-ion battery manufacturers demand needle coke   Needle coke? Needle coke is a specialised form of petroleum coke...

Sri Lankan economic and political crisis

Sri Lanka’s latest political crisis, who governs the nation? Poor economic indicators adding to the nation’s woes   Sri Lanka is currently embroiled in a political crisis,...

Indian movie theatre industry

Overview of the Indian movie theatre industry PVR and INOX’s operational and financial comparison Way forward for the industry   The movie theatre industry in...

German economy, will the slide continue?

Weakening global industrial demand weighs on Germany’s manufacturing sector Inflation and business climate take a hit with broader signs continuing to be subdued Future...

Is graphite electrode on the verge of a structural change?

Shut down of steel and graphite electrode capacity in China and its effects Reasons behind skyrocketing graphite electrode prices in 2017 Will the industry expand in the next...

Disruption in the candy market

Global confectionery market Changes in the market dynamics of the candy industry The future of candies   ‘Candy’ is an all-time favourite among most throughout the...

Global natural rubber market in the near-term

What led to a decline in the prices of natural rubber? Crude oil and substitution of natural rubber with synthetic rubber Did flood in southern Thailand affect the prices? How...

Recovery still far away in the global graphite electrode manufacturing industry

The graphite electrodes find application mainly in the steel manufacturing through Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) route. EAF steel is mainly produced in EAFs by melting steel scrap through the...

Lyft’s IPO, analysis and implications

Lyft IPO marking the formalisation of the shared economy Profitability is not a mandatory criterion for a successful IPO Lyft to benefit in the US market with a strong...

Luckin is challenging Starbucks in China, its second largest market

Overview of China’s coffee market Comparison in terms of numbers for Starbucks and Luckin Future outlook for Luckin   China’s coffee market has been undergoing...

The untapped potential of ‘chai’ in India

The emergence of start-ups selling the Indian ‘chai’ India, the tea drinking nation   India, which is a predominantly tea-drinking nation has its own domestic...

Enhancing operational efficiency through warehouse automation, the present and the future

Benefits of warehouse automation Present scope of warehouse automation The big names using robotics and automation in warehouses   A warehouse is an integral...

Economic diversification in Saudi Arabia, connecting the dots

Saudi Arabia historically dependent on oil for economic growth The government is working upon to make the country more diversified backed by ‘Vision 2030’ Economic, as well...

Fintech, a wintech in India?

How the fintech ecosystem emerged in India GOI’s initiatives to boost fintech growth  The future of fintech in India   Fintech is transforming the traditional...

Tobacco industry’s outlook, is it set for disruption?

Global tobacco industry Current dynamics Rise of the electronic cigarette (vaping) industry   The global smoking tobacco industry primarily constitutes players that...

Vanilla, not ubiquitous but precious

Vanilla, an agricultural commodity and its market Reasons attributable to a dire shortfall, specifically Madagascar; one of the world’s poorest countries Measures to stabilise the...

Global shrimp industry – the Indian dynamics

Global demand and supply Indian industry dynamics Industry outlook   The global fisheries and aquaculture industry are a major part of the global food industry...

Sugar industry in India, structural changes on the horizon

Indian sugar industry cycles Ethanol production in India   Sugar is one of the major agricultural commodities produced around the world. It is an essential consumer staple...

eBay and PayPal spin-off, an analysis

Why eBay and PayPal merged? The tale of separation How successful was the spin-off?   PayPal is an American organisation. The company was founded in 1998 as...

Analysis of the acquisition of Yatra by Ebix

The online travel booking market of India Benchmarking Yatra against the largest peer The ambitious entry of Ebix in Indian market   In one of our previous...