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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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?   ...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Malaysian rubber glove industry, an update

Rising global demand for gloves Impact of USP 800’s implementation and the US-China trade war on Malaysia’s rubber gloves industry Key challenges for the Malaysian rubber...

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...

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...

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...

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...