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Upsurge in online gaming in China and the success stories

In the contemporary world, China has attained a niche for online gaming with ‘role playing’ games acing the list of top grossing apps on Android and Apple store within the nation. The country has a netizen population of 700 million and the internet penetration was 51.7% in 2016 (Source: CNNIC Report 2016). This surpassed developed countries such as the US, Japan and UK in terms of gaming...

Brazil eyeing the leadership position in beef export

Beef accounts for 25% of the total meat consumption globally and hence, it is the third most widely consumed meat in the world. The beef production varies with season, domestic and international demand. The world beef production increased by a CAGR of 0.46% from 57.78 (million MT in 2006) to 60.48 (million MT in 2016), whereas world beef consumption increased by a CAGR of 0.3% from 56.99...

Poultry industry, outbreak of avian influenza in the US, a boon for Brazil

Poultry, which is also known as white meat is the second most consumed meat in the world accounting for 42.3% of the consumption globally. The total world poultry production increased at a CAGR of 3.2% from 65.41 (million MT in 2006) to 89.55 (million MT in 2016) and the world poultry consumption also increased in tandem at a CAGR of 3% from 65.28 (million MT in 2006) to 87.64 (million MT in...

Changing landscape for private universities in the US

Summary The for-profit institutions in the US are facing progressively tough legislative territory to operate. This is due to a slew of measures adopted by the US Department of Education (DoE) to weed out institutions providing sub-standard education as this results in high student loan debt against lower relative income. The situation resulted in high defaults on student loans and...

China’s pork production recovery a bane for the EU?

Pork, poultry and beef are the three most consumed meat types in the world. The global meat production has increased by a CAGR of 1.7% from 219 (million MT in 2006) to 258.2 (million MT in 2016), whereas global consumption has increased by a CAGR of 1.4% from 221.7 (million MT in 2006) to 255.1 (million MT in 2016).       Internationally, pork is also the most produced...

Analysing factors affecting gold prices in the last 5 years

Gold, the precious yellow metal has historically been one of the most sought commodities for investment and jewellery throughout the world. The metal is also considered as a hedge against inflation, an alternative asset during economic and political upheaval for individuals. In addition, corporates, as well as governments, store the metal as wealth and reserves. Nevertheless, the metal has not...

Impact of volatility in natural rubber and crude oil prices on tire manufacturing industry

The primary demand for tires arises from the automobile industry which accounts for 65-70% of the global tire demand. The remaining emanates from mining and construction equipment manufacturing, aviation and industrial sectors. The demand for tires can be categorised into demand from Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and replacement market. The demand from OEM is a function of new...

Booming market for the aircraft leasing industry

The sizable portion of the growth in the aircraft leasing industry can be attributed directly to consistent demand from the emerging markets, rising per-capita GDP, growth in passenger traffic and increasing international tourist travel. Airlines lease aircraft to either reduce the financial burden associated with procuring aircraft or to provide flexibility to meet variations in demand. A...

Luxottica: How vertical integration has made it the world leader in eyewear

Luxottica with revenues of €8.8 billion clearly emerged as the market leader in Televisory’s earlier analysis through a blog on the eyewear industry. In addition, it emphasised on the operational and financial position of the selected key players. In this blog, Televisory analysed Luxottica’s vertically integrated business model, that enabled it to acquire more than 50% of the market share....

NPA in the Indian banking industry

  In the past, few years, it has been observed that the Indian banks are incurring huge losses due to the mounting pressure of Non-Performing Asset (NPA loans where the default in payment exceeds 90 days). The rising crisis of NPA gained significance when the former RBI governor urged banks to clean their balance sheets and soon recognise NPA. A phenomenon which was earlier neglected....

Benchmarking market research firms

Presently, the market research industry is undergoing a rapid phase of transformation, this is led by changes in operating environment of businesses across the globe. Nowadays, businesses are competing with digital disruptive models, these are changing the competitive landscape and becoming truly global through an extension of their reach beyond geographies. In accordance with this, market...

Exponential growth of digital advertising

The world is fast moving towards digital advertising with the advent of technology. This has challenged older mediums such as print and TV advertising through an introduction of innovative strategies. The digital advertising surpassed TV in 2016 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~11% and reach $260 billion by 2020. The recent growth in digital advertising was largely driven by the mobile...

E-commerce boosting express courier

The express parcel delivery market has experienced a drastic change since the exponential growth of e-commerce. In addition to being a saviour, e-commerce has been a key for the boom in the express courier market. Every year, sellers need an increasing number of parcels for delivery and this trend is expected to continue in the foreseeable future. The total global express and small parcels...

Brazilian ethanol industry’s performance and key trend analysis

Brazil is the second largest producer and consumer of ethanol, accounting for one-third of the global ethanol production and ethanol consumption. In Brazil, ethanol utilises sugarcane as feedstock. The emergence of the ethanol industry in Brazil dates back to 1930s when the ethanol was blended with gasoline in order to accommodate fluctuations in sugar demand coupled with a need to reduce...

Soybean price trend analysis

Soybean is a cash crop and is one of the most versatile crops. It is a foremost provider of the vegetable oil, protein and feed in the world. It accounts for 8% of the total arable land available globally. The production of soybean is highly concentrated within the four countries, the United States, Brazil, Argentina and China. These nations account for 86% of the total crop output. The...

The closure of Finish Line sportswear stores, reasons and outcome

Finish Line is regional sportswear retailer in the United States and few of the significant peers of the firm are Dick’s Sporting Goods and Foot Locker. In the past 5 years, the revenue of Finish Line, Foot Locker and Dick’s Sporting Goods increased at a CAGR of 8.4%, 7.1% and 8.7% respectively as shown in the below graph. The revenue growth was due to an increase in Finish Line...

Power generation in the US, shifting landscape from coal to NG

Historically, the United States which is the world’s largest economy has maintained a significant share in the total global power generation sector. In 2015, its share in the overall power generation stood at 17.6% second only to China, whose share was 24.11%. The analysis of the power industry’s structure in the US, specifically during last two-three decades reveals that the country has seen...

US ethanol industry, exports to drive the growth with saturation in the domestic market

The ethanol produced from biomass is used in various industries such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, beverages, fuel additive, etc. In the past few decades and especially in the last ten years it has emerged as an alternative source of clean fuel across the world due to its favourable blending qualities with gasoline. This includes a high octane number, high oxygenation, lower GHG emissions and...

Analysing growth strategies of key LED manufacturers

The LED manufacturing is a perfect example of an industry where the government, industry participants and consumers came together to create an energy efficient option which proved to be competitive and helped reduce greenhouse emissions. The lighting market was initially dominated by incandescent and linear fluorescent lamps. However, the more efficient but relatively expensive LED has quickly...

Ambulatory surgery centers, an alternative to hospital outpatient departments?

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are health care facilities that offer short-stay surgical and emergency procedures to patients, who do not require an overnight stay in a hospital. ASCs came into existence around four decades ago in Arizona (USA) by two physicians as an alternative to overcrowded and costly HOPDs (Hospital Outpatient Departments) at hospitals marred by slow operation room...

Retail real estate in the United States, an outlook on the shopping malls

Rise of e-commerce and closure of retail chains in the United States Future outlook of shopping malls in the nation   There is speculation that the retail real estate...

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...

Asia the emerging saviour for glass packaging

Summary The glass packaging industry has undergone a complete transformation in the past decade. The changes were marked by low demand growth due to the replacement of glass as a medium, the...

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...

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...

Islamic vs. conventional banks in the GCC

Islamic banking has gained a lot of significance in the past decade owing to its immense growth potential. This banking model is expected to fuel dampened growth in conventional banks. Islamic...

Blockchain, an emerging concept, a disruptive technology (Part 2)

Few of the major use cases of blockchain Responses of sovereign governments to blockchain and cryptocurrencies The future of blockchain   Blockchain changing the way...

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...

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 ...