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Electric Vehicles – Market and Trends – Will the Technological Push of EVs Replace the Conventional Vehicles in Future?

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are propelled by one or more electric motors, using stored electrical energy in rechargeable batteries or similar sources.  Even though the prices of crude oil have plummeted dramatically in the last couple of years, the future of Electric Vehicles still seems bright.  The continuous technological advancements and the signs of maturing battery technology are contributing the growth of EVs.  Further, the factors such as declining costs associated with batteries, stricter Read more [...]

CASHLESS VS CASH-BASED ECONOMY – WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF SUCH ECONOMIES HOW DO THEY EFFECT THE CITIZENS OF THE COUNTRY?

Cashless vs Cash-based Economy – What are the Pros and Cons of such economies how do they effect the citizens of the country? Cashless economy refers to an economy in which flow of cash takes place through digital modes of transactions including credit and debit cards, instead of cash.  This also include electronic transfer technology methods such as IMPS, NEFT and REGT, and Mobile wallets. While there are several benefits of being a cashless economy, some experts reckon that cash could Read more [...]

Donald Trump and the Global Economy – Quick Overview of the Proposed Policies as Outlined by the President elect?

Donald Trump was elected as the 45th US President on November 8, 2016, and is stated to take office as the President of the United States on January 20, 2016.  The new US President elect Donald Trump has proposed many new policies for running the government, which have generated curiosity among the global investors.  Experts suggest that these policies may prove to be costly, and not just to the US but to the overall global economy.  Most importantly, the global trade scenario is expected to drastically Read more [...]

Demonetization of High Denomination Currency Notes and its Impact on the Indian Economy – How Effective will it be to curb Black Money Circulation in India?

On November 8th, 2016, Government of India announced its decision to demonetize or ban old currency notes of INR 500 and INR 1,000 in circulation.  This move was taken to curb “black money and counterfeit notes used by terrorist organizations for illegitimate activities” in the economy.  These two currency notes account for 86% of all the currency in circulation. The move to demonetize High Denomination Currency notes has massively impacted lives of almost every Indian according to the Read more [...]

CRM and ERP – Global Market and Latest Trend – How Will the Collaboration of these Two Technologies Impact the Market?

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software has been designed to make organizational processes more effective and efficient. It allows organization to efficiently manage all key functions related to accounting, warehouse, inventory, and supply chain. On the other hand, CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software supports the customer-part of the business. CRM manages information about clients and captures all relevant details as well. This allows organization to build better relationships with Read more [...]

Start-up Funding Outlook – How are the trends shaping up in the Start-up Arena in India? Which are the most favored Indian cities for the Investors?

Venture capital funds and angel investors are proving to be a big boon for the Indian startup story.  Indian startups such as Flipkart, Olacabs, Snapdeal, Hike, Shopclues, Freecharge, Inmobi etc. have received various rounds of follow-on financing recently.  The funding has come both ways for the start-ups, from their existing investors and from many new investors.  There is a growing trend among the youngsters to be part of startups.  According to a poll by Inshorts and Ipsos, over 50% of the Read more [...]

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – An Upcoming Trade Agreement –Impact of TTIP on World’s Trade Scenario

Globally, bilateral and regional trade agreements, such as FTAs (Free Trade Areas), have become the primary drivers toward global economic integration since the early 2000s.  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is similar to that notion.  It is a proposed trade agreement between the EU (European Union) and the USA (United States of America).  The agreement is aimed at establishing the biggest free trade zone in the world spanning over the North Atlantic region.  What differentiates Read more [...]

Blockchain Technology – Banking of the Future Generation – How is it Beneficial over Traditional Banking?

Blockchain Technology, most commonly known to the masses as the central theme behind Bitcoin, is based on distributed ledger methodology.  This innovative and sophisticated technology supports cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, and utilizes the principles of cryptography, game theory, and P2P networking, to function. Blockchain, even though still in its nascent stage, has become one of the hottest topic around the world.  Google searches related to “Blockchain” market intelligence shows Read more [...]

Rise of Fintech Companies in India – The New Trend in Disruption for Indian Retail Banking Sector

The term Fintech is used to denote technology integrated with providing financial services which were traditionally rendered by banks.  With increased use of smartphones and mobile apps, there is a high preference for self-service financial application as well.  Fintech applications are increasingly used for financial services like making online transaction, investment advisory, and payment of bills; resulting in enhanced customer experience, saving time and money.  Most commonly used fintech Read more [...]

Overview of the Beverage Industry – What are the Major Composites of the Sector?

The beverage industry consists of two major categories and eight sub-groups. The non-alcoholic category is comprised of soft drink syrup manufacture; soft drink and water bottling and canning; fruit juices bottling, canning and boxing; the coffee industry and the tea industry. Alcoholic beverage categories include distilled spirits, wine and brewing. Evolution of the industry Although many of these beverages, including beer, wine, tea, and coffee have been around for thousands of years, Read more [...]