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Mahindra ties with LG Chem
November, 2018

Mahindra ties with South Korean LG Chem for lithium-ion battery cells. LG Chem is considered to be a leader in electric car battery. Mahindra is expanding its business in India and LG Chem will be supplying the lithium-ion battery cells created by various elements such as, manganese, nickel, cobalt. These battery cells will be utilized by Mahindra for its Indian business and in its South Korean division SsangYong motor.Along with the battery cells, LG Chem will also design battery modules for Mahindra electric mobility. The [...]

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SABIC Invest in Silicone to Boost Investors' Confidence
November, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s state owned SABIC announced on 23rd October that it would be investing Saudi Riyal 1.6 billions to establish two silicone plants. These plants shall be situated in the Jubail Industrial City in the eastern side of Saudi Kingdom.The company has signed MoUs with German technology firm SCHMID and RIWAQ for development of plants. The official statement stated that this investment would reinstate the intended push for diversification of economy from oil and attracting foreign investment [...]

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Tariff, Bans & New Capacities – Ambiguous Future of Petrochemical Trade
November, 2018

We have been hearing a lot on the US-China trade war with rounds of tariffs imposed on the imports by each country. But less is known towards the holistic system as in what can be expected from the global chemical and petrochemical trade in near to long term. Let us try to understand market dynamics from three governing parameters (regulatory, supply, and demand) and attempt to assess the trade view of future chemical trade.Regulatory - The recent spat of tariffs and taxes have been known to [...]

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The BOC Group Intends to Delist Linde India
November, 2018

The BOC Group who is the promoter of Linde India has offered to take full ownership of the firm and delist the firm from the country, owing to the merger between Linde AG and Praxair. In the merger Linde AG lost its control and voting rights to Linde Plc. The BOC Group is part of Linde Group and owns 75% of Linde Group.As per Linde India the whole delisting offer is to attain ownership of full equity shares of the firm. The ownership will provide the BOC Group with flexibility to support business and also the financing feeds [...]

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Emotion Analysis and Empathetic Technology
November, 2018

Emotion analysis is widely used across several domains such as healthcare, market research, sports, and media industry. The true potential of emotion analytics could be achieved when used in combination with artificial intelligence. Emotion analytics is being tracked mainly from audio, video and text currently. Majority of companies, especially in retail sector and FMCG are using emotion analytics and are hiring companies that offer emotion-recognition software, such as Affectiva, and Beyond Verbal to optimize and enhance content and media stra [...]

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Corteva - Growth from New Launches & Cost Saving Synergies
November, 2018

James C. Collins, Jr., COO of Corteva AgroSciences was presenting the detailed business strategy for near to long-term growth of organization. Other senior members of the management team were also present there while Corteva hosted its inaugural investor day on November 8, 2018 in New York City.Colin followed the core intention behind the ongoing merger-demerger process with DowDuPont and announced the intentions to be pure player of

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Robo-Advisors to Leverage the Wealth Management Systems
November, 2018

OverviewOver the last couple of years, the market witnessed the rise of FinTech and it is radically disrupting the financial services sector. The wealth management software is being augmented with robo-advisors which helps in better decision making in wealth and asset allocation. Between 2016-18, there has been significant deployment of robo-advisors in Europe, especially in Germany and UK. Currently, the market size of robo-advisors is very small; however, it is expected to flourish upon realizi [...]

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Breath Test to Detect Malaria
November, 2018

Malaria epidemic is increasing every year, most of the targeted patients are children in sub-Saharan Africa, where new diagnostic methods are needed most. According to the latest World Malaria Report (November 2017), there were 216 million cases of malaria in 2016, an increase compared to 211 million cases in 2015. The projected number of 445 000 malaria deaths occurred in 2016. Fifteen countries in sub-Saharan Africa carry 80% of the global malaria burden. Currently, detecting malaria include blood sample and a diagnostic center to test it. Ho [...]

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Wearable Ultrasound Patch For Better - Monitor Blood Pressure
November, 2018

Many wearable remedial devices can measure signals directly from the skin surface or at little bellow the skin surface levels. Nevertheless, the University of California engineers have developed a technique, where adhesive patch utilize ultrasound technology for 24-hour care of individuals blood pressure deep in the veins or arteries.Nature Biomedical Engineering recently described that, a small patch is placed on the skin surface of neck to measures blood pressure below at the arteries and veins, which is more beneath the s [...]

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Trends in Nuclear Medicine
November, 2018

Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that utilizes small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of diseases such as cancers, heart disease, neurological disorders, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and other anomalies within the body. The first single-plane positron emission tomography (PET) scanner was launched in 1961 and the first single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) camera was introduced in 1963 whereas, the first hybrid nuclear modalities were introduced in 1990s. But in recent years ther [...]

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