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Housing finance market in India. Is affordable housing driving the growth?

Overview of the housing finance sector in India Key players dominating the segment and their dynamics Factors driving aggressive demand for housing   The housing finance market in India is served by both Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs) as well as Non-Banking Financial Corporations (NBFCs) such as Housing Finance Corporations (HFCs), these have different dynamics...

Retail real estate in the United States, an outlook on the shopping malls

Rise of e-commerce and closure of retail chains in the United States Future outlook of shopping malls in the nation   There is speculation that the retail real estate industry in the United States is in danger owing to the growth of online shopping. In the last few decades, the idea of malls, which has its seeds in the US and became a trend of modern retail has...

Social media influencers changing the traditional marketing dynamics and why brands should take a note?

Growing prominence of social media marketing A look into a few successful social media influencers ad campaigns Why should brands adopt influencer marketing   Not long before the popularity of social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, scheduled television was virtually the only mass media that consumers had access to and it was the...

Education industry in India, an overview

Growth of private universities in the nation Future potential of the education industry in India   The education sector in India is estimated to be worth USD 91.7 billion and is expected to witness a major growth in the coming years. The industry in India can be broadly classified into two categories; the formal education industry comprising schools, colleges and...

Automated pharmacy prescription dispensing system, key trends and analysis

Types of pharmacy automation systems Pros and cons of using automated pharmacy prescription dispensing systems Key factors driving the growth in the automated pharmacy prescription dispensing system market   The technological advancement and increasing use of robotics and artificial intelligence to perform various manual/repetitive tasks across industries have led...

Turkey’s economic crisis, is this just a beginning?

What factors are driving down the economy? Can the crisis spread financial contagion to other nations? What is expected?   The Republic of Turkey, a transcontinental country in Eurasia, was the world’s 14 th largest economy in terms of GDP (purchasing power parity) in 2017 (Source: Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]) and is among the founding members of OECD...

Trade wars – the economic impacts and beyond: By Shiv Dave

When I went to Indonesia, nearly 25 years back (early 1993), I spent almost 5 months in a garment factory of a group that employed me. That was my first encounter with the globalisation of trade. The garment factory employed 500 workers, which was a disciplined workforce that produced shirts and bottoms for exports to the USA and Europe. The products were tailored and packaged with price...

Changing dynamics of iron ore pellets industry

Iron ore pellets and their advantages over other feed Demand drivers for iron ore pellets Future demand and pellet premium outlook in a seaborne market   Iron ore pellets Pellets are small and hardened iron balls with a diameter of 10-20 mm and are used as raw material for iron/steel manufacturing. The pelletizing process was commercially introduced in the...

Brazilian economy, from recession to recovery

Impact of global fall in commodity prices on Brazil Macroeconomics surrounding the recession in Brazil   Brazil, which is one of the major emerging economies and is a part of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) group has not been in best of its shape over the past few years. The broader economy recuperated positively from the global financial and...

Natural gas, analysing trade flow trends of the cleanest fossil fuel

Production and price trend of the natural gas in the US Consumption/import trend in China Trade war’s impact on the natural gas   Natural gas constitutes 22% of the total energy supply mix globally. The fervent need for cleaner fuel for power generation and industrial purposes led to a 4% increase (~4624 billion cubic feet [bcf]) in the natural gas production in...

US behavioral healthcare industry, lacking the expected growth

Brief about the behavioral healthcare industry Major causes for increasing requirements in the industry Reasons for a sluggish growth despite an increase in behavioral illnesses Current trends in the industry   Stress is an inevitable emotion for humans. While it is good up to a certain extent until it motivates an individual to achieve his or her goals, but...

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...

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...