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China to overtake the United States to become the biggest market for the movie industry

Overview of the global box office A look into China’s growing movie market Road ahead for the Chinese box office market   The global box office contributions for all films released in the year 2018 reached a record high of $41.1 billion, up from $40.5 billion in 2017. Of the $41.1 billion global box office market, the box office contribution by countries...

Indian pet care industry analysis

Pet ownership has grown multifold in the past decade in India Increasing pet humanization is driving demand for premium pet products Pet ancillary services like pet grooming, pet spa is also gaining prominence E-commerce emerging as new medium for pet products distribution   Over the past decade, ownership of dogs, cats and other pets has increased...

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 administration recently in the month of November 2019. The company is about to close all of its 79 company owned stores in the UK after its restructuring plan, which was implemented last year, failed to...

Acquisition of Tiffany by LVMH: An Analysis

Overview of the deal of acquisition by LVMH Company profiles of Tiffany and LVMH How the deal will benefit the Companies   The holiday shopping month of November witnessed a new consolidation in the luxury world when Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) announced the acquisition of the luxury jeweller, Tiffany & Co. (Tiffany). The deal was finalized on 25...

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...

Saudi Arabia’s oil mammoth is up for public listing – Is it attractive enough for investors?

What makes Saudi Aramco’s IPO biggest in the world? How is Aramco’s IPO viewed by global investors?   The world is about to witness the biggest IPO in the history of capital markets when Saudi’s oil giant – Saudi Aramco goes public in early December this year. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) valued Saudi Aramco at $2 trillion in 2016, when...

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...

Corporate tax rate cut: will it help to arrest the growth slowdown in India?

Current state of the Indian economy Global tax rates vs. Indian tax rate Impact of the corporate tax rate cut   A number of global and domestic agencies – Moody’s, Fitch, World Bank, OECD and now RBI and SBI have downgraded India’s GDP growth forecasts for the FY 2019-20. India’s GDP is estimated to reach USD 2.93 trillion in 2019 (USD 11.32 trillion based...

A $50 billion merger, that could create one of the biggest car makers

Overview of the global car market Details of the merger between Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group Challenges of the merger and the future outlook   The global car market is facing tough times with sales figures showing flat-to-falling trend across regions for current as well as the foreseeable future. In 2018 the global car sales fell by 0.6% to 95.1 million as...

The onset of rental economy in India: An overview

The evolution in the concept of renting in India The start-ups that ventured in the rental business Are Indians ready to embrace the concept of renting?   India has witnessed a great start-up boom during the last decade coupled with a healthy growth in the e-commerce space. People want to live a comfortable and luxurious life today with all their wants a...

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, recently announced the Centre’s plan to amalgamate 10 public sector banks (PSBs) into 4. With this, the total number of PSBs in the country reduces to 12, down from 27 till 2017. The Centre stated that...

Delta Airlines to get stronger foothold in South America with LATAM deal – continues to broaden its global network

Overview of the deal between Delta and LATAM Stronger foothold for Delta in South America with the new partnership Future outlook for Delta post the deal   Delta Air Lines, one of the major players in the US airline industry, recently announced that it is buying a 20% stake in LATAM Airlines Group for $1.9 billion. The investment has created a new alliance...

Changing trends in Smartphone industry in 2019; iPhone losing market share

Overview of the global smartphone industry in the past and present Changes in market share of smartphone companies in 2019 The decline in sales volume of iPhone in 2019   The smartphone, as a technological device, was introduced to the market about a decade ago. This device was a revolutionary transformation from the simple mobile handsets used by people....

US to enact WTO approved tariffs in Boeing vs Airbus dispute

History of a long-drawn battle between two biggest aircraft manufacturers: Boeing and Airbus. US claims victory in Boeing vs Airbus feud.   On October 14 th , 2019, World Trade Organization (WTO) formally authorized the US to impose tariffs on the EU and other European countries worth about USD 7.5 billion of exports annually. The new tariffs came into effect...

Booming Indonesian e-commerce market

Indonesia Digital Landscape Rapid growth of e-commerce in the country Factors contributing rising digital economy   Indonesia, despite having faced economic turmoil of 1997 Asian financial crisis, has emerged as one of Southeast Asia’s leading success story. This archipelago nation is being named as one of the fastest growing economies today. Electrical...

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...

Hollywood’s biggest talent agency Endeavor Holding Group drops IPO (another one), amid market instability

Overview of Endeavor and its financial health A turbulent year for majority of the unicorns going for IPO Why it might still had been a good idea for the company to shelve its IPO?   Endeavor Holding Group, one of the biggest entertainment, sports and content company cancelled its plan for its Initial Public Offering (IPO) just a day before it was set to...

Mergers and acquisition activity in 2019 has hit several lows, however, mega-deals remain high

What drove the decline in global M&A activity in YTD 2019? Why did some dealmakers make big bets in a slow economic environment this year?   After an aggressive performance in 2018, the global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity had been docile in 2019 from the start of year itself. In the first 9 months of 2019, there have been 25,754 number of deals...

Consequences of recession on the real estate market of Turkey

The economic recession of Turkey in 2018 The slump in the real estate market of Turkey Property purchases by foreigners in Turkey during recession   In the year 2018, Turkey plunged into recession that saw a decline for 3 consecutive quarters. While economists have different opinions on the causes of recession, some of the widely accepted causes are the...

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...