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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...

Tesla’s entry into the mass-car market hits a major roadblock

Overview of the current issues faced by Tesla Analysis of the key concerns encountered by the company   Tesla, Inc., the futuristic electric car company’s share prices continue to defy gravity despite the company not making any profit. Lately, it has faced persistent trepidations including lawsuits, interrogations over safety on autopilot functionality, rising debt...

OPEC meeting to discuss the easing of production cuts, fireworks anticipated?

Oil prices rise amid planned cuts as per OPEC’s Algeria Accord Supply gap risk in the middle of Venezuela and Iran geopolitical crisis add premium to crude oil ...

Venezuela facing a deep economic crisis

How the economic disaster plagued Venezuela? Reasons for the catastrophe Maduro wins another 6-year term. What lies ahead?   Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world, which are even more than Saudi Arabia, but still, the nation faces a biggest socio-political crisis in the contemporary world. In spite of being oil-rich, it lacks cash reserves....

China threatening the undisputed US supremacy on AI

Strategic importance of AI China vs. the US: how China is closing the AI gap in spite of a head start enjoyed by the US?    Artificial intelligence or AI, a futuristic probability in the past is now a present-day reality and is also a hot new battleground between two major economies. The global AI market is projected to be worth US$36.82 billion by the year 2025...

China, not a garbage dump anymore?

Classification of waste and value recovery process for solid waste China, the largest importer of solid waste Deteriorating environment compelled China to impose a ban on import of 24 types of solid wastes Plastics, the major contributing factor in environmental degradation Long-term benefits of finding biodegradable alternatives   Solid waste or...

Scarce yet essential for EVs, cobalt hogs the limelight

Significance of cobalt for li-ion batteries Cobalt prices acting frenzy due to EVs demand Reaction of miners and battery producers on price rise   Televisory’s earlier blog on ‘ lithium-ion, the power to go ’, examined how lithium-ion batteries which power electric vehicles (EVs) are driving consumption of lithium. In this article, Televisory will try to...

Growth of pharma industry and contribution of generics

Global pharma growth and trends How are generic drugs driving the growth in pharma globally? Key contributors to the ongoing expansion of generic pharma   Global pharmaceutical spending is expected to reach USD 1.5 trillion by 2021 with CAGR of 4 to 7% in the next 5 years according to the report released by QuintilesIMS Institute-Outlook for Global Medicines...

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,...

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...

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...

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...