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Medical tourism, connecting health with leisure

Medical tourism landscape and growth drivers Burgeoning growth in the sector Scenario in developed vs. developing economies   Medical tourism or travel mainly refer to a movement from one country/province to another for medical purposes. The concept is not new and has been around for thousands of years. There are archaeological evidence from ancient...

Construction sector in Indonesia, an island of opportunities

Population growth and rising per capita income driving infrastructure and construction The lack of infrastructure in the nation Opportunities for housing construction sector   Indonesia is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies (as of 2017), it was the 16 th largest economy globally. It was also the 4 th most populated country in the world and had more...

Trump take an aggressive stance to protect domestic steel and aluminium industries

Is Trump trying to repeat the history by imposing stiff tariffs? Can the US afford expensive steel and aluminium imports? How are exporting nations reacting to Trump’s aggressive stance?   President Donald Trump recently announced the imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. This was in adherence to his 2016 election campaign for the protection of the...

Indian luxury car market

Growth of luxury car market in India Major players and their future prospects   The automobile market in India is one of the largest in the world and accounts for approximately 7.1 per cent of the country’s GDP. The major factors which contributed to the rise in automobile demand within the country were growing purchasing power (especially in the tier 2 and tier 3...

Impact of the U.S. tariffs on Indian steel

Imposition of the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium Consequences for steel surplus nations Effects of the development in the Indian industry   The U.S. government has finally signed a proclamation on imposing tariffs of 25 and 10 percent on the import of steel and aluminium. The move comes after the announcement was made by the U.S. administration to impose...

Legalisation of cannabis in North America and its effects

Recent effects of legalisation on cannabis industry Major firms in the business and their prospects   The year 2018 marked a new beginning in the history of the United States as California, which is a significant contributor to the U.S. economy legalised cannabis for recreation. California houses the world’s largest information technology centre, the Silicon Valley and...

Car sharing in China

Reasons for the growth of the sector Major players and main types of operators   Car sharing is basically defined as a short-time need-based car rental service (typically charged by the hour). Hence, depending on an individual’s car rental requirement, a smartphone app is needed to find and unlock a car. Thereafter, a vehicle can be ridden which can be parked anywhere...

Harley Davidson, is it too late for a turnaround?

Market scenario for motorcycles Present challenges and threats Area of opportunity    Harley Davidson is an American motorcycle manufacturer, which was established at Wisconsin in 1903. It has since been a leading player with a solid brand presence. Harley motorcycles appeal to a wide range of customers due to its iconic brand. The company also has a strong...

Broadband in the U.S., complete penetration still a distant dream

The need for high-speed network 'Fibre-optic', a solution for present and the future demand Issues in deployment of fibre optics   Faster browsing, video streaming and multi-user access at a time are few of the advantages of a high-speed network. In the present era, where most people like to stay connected socially or for business purposes, a high-speed network...

What’s in store for the reddish-brown metal in 2018?

Will copper prices continue the one-way rally? Will positive economic outlook continue to support prices? Are disputes over labour contract renewals expected to disrupt supply in 2018?   Copper is believed to have attained a doctorate in economics as a movement in its prices and consumption directly-indirectly reflect the health of the global economy. It is...

Can technology save the trucking industry?

The trucking industry in the U.S., challenges and measures How crucial will be the role of technology?   The American economy relies heavily on trucks and employs around 3.5 million professional drivers to move c. 10.5 billion tons of goods every year. This includes goods for import-export as well as for transportation locally. Additionally,...

End-stage for ‘Sears Canada’

Brief history of the company The challenge for the industry or company? Reasons for doom of Sears    Sears Canada was a leading retail chain in Canada since 1953. It was a partnership between ‘Simpsons Ltd.’ and ‘Sears Roebuck’ of the USA. This alliance was dispersed after the Hudson's Bay Co. acquired Simpsons. In 1984, the company changed its name to Sears...

Empiric Student Property Trust, a serious contender in the UK student housing market

Overview of the student housing industry in the UK Factors effecting the industry Detailed analysis of the Empiric Student Property Trust   The growth of student housing industry is directly correlated with the growth of student enrolments in education programmes. There are more than 160 universities in the UK, including the top names such as Oxford, Cambridge,...

Lithium-ion, the power to go

Consumption pattern for lithium Availability and recycling of lithium Li-ion vs. lead-acid batteries   The world is moving towards green environment and acknowledge the carbon footprints. The use of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to power electric vehicles (EVs) is gaining more acceptance with the passage of time. Lithium technology is well accepted as a...

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 sugarcane and maize. This is also the most widely consumed staple crop, especially in Asia. Presently, the global harvested area under rice cultivation is 160 million hectares. Moreover, the global...

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 financial services globally through better solutions involving technology and innovation. This was also stated through Televisory’s earlier blog on the subject. Moreover, investments in fintech...

OTT, is it over the top?

Netflix spearheading the OTT revolution Is OTT a threat to the traditional cable industry? OTT market getting overcrowded Future of the home entertainment industry   In past two decades technology has transformed each and every sector in the world. Moreover, with the enhanced use of smart gadgets and internet penetration, the entertainment and media space...

All about fintech

Exploring fintech landscape and business models The growth of fintech   Despite a vogue in and around media and technology circle, the buzzword ‘fintech’ is still misapprehended by many, including tech-savvy professionals. Fintech is basically a blend of two words ‘financial’ and ‘technology’ that applies to an innovative and emerging technology in financial...

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 couple of years?   Graphite electrode (GE), which is primarily used in the steel production via Electronic Arc Furnace (EAF) saw a huge surge in its prices in the past 6-8 months. This was...

Housing finance in India

The growth and scope Stability of housing loan market   Housing is a crucial sector for the global economic growth due to its multiplier effect for driving the demand, especially for several ancillary sectors. The growth of the sector is dependent on numerous factors, the key being housing finance. This play a significant role as it helps bridge the gap between the...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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?   ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Death care industry, a special emphasis on China

Booming death care industry in the nation Death care industry structure Growth drivers and potential threat   The death care industry which offers services such...

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...

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...

OYO Rooms, an Indian start-up to enter Japan

Growth story of OYO Rooms in India Business model of OYO Rooms Analysis of strategy to enter Japan   OYO Rooms, the Indian start-up has decided to venture in Japan...

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...

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...

Carbon black industry, strong potential for supernormal profitability?

What is carbon black? Its uses Impact of the environmental curbs in China   What is carbon black? Carbon black is a fine carbon powder and it is a disorderly...

Blockchain, an emerging concept, a disruptive technology (Part 1)

What is blockchain? How is blockchain revolutionary? Cryptocurrency, the new money ICOs, the new way of raising money Summary Blockchain is a software architecture...

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...