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Pet stores in the United States, key trends and analysis

Pet industry growing at double the rate of the overall retail sales Premiumization and healthy lifestyle driving the growth in the pet industry Pet food, the largest segment to witness growth mainly from supermarkets and online sales Pet stores leading the services segment, however, the overall growth has remained sluggish   The rapid urbanisation with the...

Singapore's surprise property curbs

Singapore government’s surprise property tax change Reasons for initiating steps towards the change Effects on market, investors, developers and banks   Singapore is a global financial centre and sovereign city-state located in Southeast Asia with a high degree of reliance on investments, foreign trade, technology and manpower. Moreover, being a city-state,...

Rise of Ant Financial, will the success story continue?

What is Ant Financial? Journey to become king of unicorn Will regulatory curbs hinder its success journey?    Ant Financial, an affiliate and integral part of the Chinese giant Alibaba has emerged as one of the largest fintech companies in the world. In 2003, Alibaba started Taobao (a consumer e-commerce website) and launched Alipay (now Ant Financial)...

Tech companies amplify healthcare investments, backed by acquisitions and IP’s

Investments made by the tech giants in the healthcare space Current market scenario of the tech giants in the healthcare space   Healthcare is one of the biggest industries in terms of investments globally. Moreover, government, as well as private sector’s involvement, has seen an increase in traction for a continuous improvement in the healthcare services related to...

Global gambling industry set to enter world’s third largest economy

Gambling scenario in Japan Pachinko’s history Legislation for casinos in Japan Effect on Japan’s long-moribund economy   In Televisory’s previous blog ‘ Global casino industry, performance over the years and recent trend analysis ’, it was seen that the global casino industry landscape is dominated by Asia-Pacific (majorly Macau). Further, with legal...

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 food delivery has emerged as one of the most fast-paced developments in the e-commerce space. This sector has revolutionised the entire outlook towards the food industry as consumers now have the...

Mapping race to autonomous vehicles

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) industry and the growth story Relevance of HD maps with respect to AVs; challenges and potential payoff Varied business models being practised in the industry domain Possible challenges posed for the industry   The autonomous vehicle revolution is set to disrupt all technologies known to man till date. In this rather exciting time for...

Quality takes precedence for Chinese iron ore and steel industry

What is driving the significant jump in China’s demand for quality iron ore? Why China’s imports from Australia have increased considerably in the last few quarters despite stable demand? With stringent environmental laws in China, will the spread between high and low-grade ore narrow down?   Chinese ports were seen flooded with the steel-making ingredient as its...

Overview of clinical laboratory services industry in the US

Why are clinical laboratories essential? Analysis of the US clinical laboratory industry The future outlook   Clinical laboratory tests are performed on a specimen collected from patients to diagnose a disease, its prevention and proper treatment. These have gained great influence on medical decisions and around 70% of the medical decisions are based on clinical...

Brewing industry in Canada, craft beer leading the race

Origin of the beer industry in Canada Changing drinking pattern of consumers and emergence of craft microbreweries Key growth drivers for the beer industry Industry’s growth prospect as a whole   The discovery of brewing techniques is one of the most notable technological achievements of mankind and as per few theories led to the Neolithic Revolution (~10,000...

General Electric booted off Dow Jones Industrial Average Index, is the company in trouble?

Issues that led to General Electric’s exit from the Dow Recent performance and future outlook Analysis of the share prices of the companies after exiting the Dow in recent history   General Electric (GE), which is one of the most prominent global conglomerates and was once considered the most valuable company in the world is facing troubles for the past few years....

Raging US-China trade war and its repercussions

Reasons for the commencement of the trade war Is the US justified in its actions and how will China respond? Impact on the world economy   On 6 th of July 2018, the US government led by President Donald Trump executed a notorious plan and imposed 25% tariffs on 818 Chinese goods worth $35 billion, which mainly comprise industrial and agricultural...

Steel scrap contamination affecting steel recycling

Steel scrap uses and availability Threat of contamination   Steel is one of the few alloys which is almost 95% recyclable. This ensures a long-life cycle for steel products in the global economy, which ranges from the first-time use of steel to multiple recycling rounds that obsolete steel scrap can go through. Steel has a long-life cycle backed by its physical...

Facebook moving to the subscription model

Phenomenal growth of social networking in the new millennium The success story of the world’s largest social network Competitors of Facebook Why did Facebook decide to foray into subscription model?   Facebook, the company or more precisely the social network need no introduction. It has finally decided to launch a subscription-based service for its...

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 as societal reforms, are required to achieve its full growth potential    Saudi Arabia, the world’s second largest crude oil producer and the largest producer in the OPEC group has...

Lead, what’s in store for the battery metal in H2 2018?

Lead’s supply remains inadequate against a stable growth in demand Demand deficit seen in the past 3 years is anticipated to continue in 2018 as well Falling inventories and backwardation additionally supports price movement    Lead, the silvery bluish metal is mainly used in batteries, which accounts for roughly 85% of all its consumption. These batteries,...

An analysis on the performance of Australia’s busiest airport

Major airports in the Asia-Pacific A comparison of significant airports in the region Parameters of success for Sydney Airport   In 2017, Sydney Airport with 3 terminals handled 43.3 million passengers and is the busiest airport in Australia, which is followed by Melbourne and Brisbane airports. According to statistics revealed by OAG Aviation Worldwide Limited...

Global gaming industry, APAC winning the race?

Rising global gaming industry as games become a favourite pass time Mobile surpassing PC games globally APAC is getting ahead in the gaming market with a large population     The global gaming industry is entering a new phase with consumers spending in excess of $121 bn in 2017 on gaming from $70 bn in 2012. A double-digit growth with a CAGR of 11.51% in...

Trans-Pacific Partnership, a brief introduction and the changing stance of the US

Overview of the 12 nations Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement How is it different from other regional trade agreements? Trump’s latest stance on the TPP   Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was a free trade agreement (FTA) between 12 countries surrounding the Pacific Ocean (Pacific rim countries). On October 4, 2015, the members of the TPP namely; the...

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 that is derived during coke production from coal tar or as a by-product of the oil refining process. Needle coke is a high technology intensive product and is manufactured commercially on a large...

Baidu’s Apollo, the underdog of autonomous driving platform

Overview of the autonomous vehicle sector in the global automobile industry Search giant Baidu’s entry into the autonomous driving space Baidu’s approach in becoming a front-runner...

An analysis of Malaysian rubber glove industry

How big is the international rubber gloves market? Reasons behind the healthy and steady growth Malaysia’s role in the industry Why are companies struggling for stable...

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...

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...

Failure of Amazon in China, an analysis

E-commerce market in China Online consumer product retailers in China Performance of Amazon in China   Amazon is a global e-commerce player selling a wide...

US commercial space launch industry at a tipping point with the rising of small rocket players

The commercial space launch industry witnessing a transition towards Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite launches Emergence of numerous small rocket start-ups Increased consumer...

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,...

Rice industry outlook 2018

Major rice producers and consumers Global rice trade Factors dominating the trade   Rice is the 3 rd largest produced agricultural commodity in the world, after...

Used car market in India, online start-ups organising the sector

Per capita car ownership is low as compared to other developed nations and the global average Used cars were not a preferred means of ownership due to lack of trust among buyers and...

Unnoticed growth of the media and entertainment industry in India

Overall industry brief Growth of the M&E industry and its segments Major supporting elements of this growth   Media and Entertainment (M&E) is a very wide industry...

Impact of the legalisation of cannabis on the consumer goods sector in the US

Cannabis is perceived to be the healthiest intoxicating compound in the world Consumer preference is shifting from smoking to drinking/eating cannabis Cannabis or marijuana as it...

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...

US government pulls out of the global postal policy

What is the UPU ( Universal Postal Union )? Why did the US pull out of the UPU? Impact on the Chinese retailers, currently the major beneficiary of the UPU   ...

Is the radio broadcasting industry in the U.S. dying? An analysis

Radio, the most powerful medium of reach in the U.S. Why the industry is moving at a slow pace? Radio’s health is still sound, will it continue in the long-term?   ...

Can PepsiCo turnaround the performance of its North American beverage segment?

What led to the consistent decline of PepsiCo’s trademark drinks in the last few years? Can the recent improvement in top-line numbers for PepsiCo’s beverage segment be maintained in...

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...

Battle for the textile and apparel industry in Southeast Asia

The reasons for China’s decreasing presence in the industry Initiatives by the governments in Southeast Asia to boost the textile trade Vietnam and Bangladesh’s quest to conquer...

Rise of Ant Financial, will the success story continue?

What is Ant Financial? Journey to become king of unicorn Will regulatory curbs hinder its success journey?    Ant Financial, an affiliate and integral part...

SAP’s acquisition of Qualtrics, a costly affair or a strategic move?

History and evolution of SAP and ERP. Will experience measurement add value to SAP ERP?   On November 12, 2018 ERP software giant SAP announced an $8 billion acquisition...

Indian wood panel industry, growth drivers and present trends

Current market scenario in the Indian plywood industry Growth in the housing sector and rapid urbanisation to provide the boost GST rationalization to reduce price difference...