Market Updates

Artificial Intelligence in Investment Banking
April, 2019

Banking and finance sector is increasingly implementing AI and automation with increasing need for reduced cost and ease of operations in areas such as investment banking.Investment banking came into existence to fulfil the long-term capital needs of the businesses. Currently it is witnessing technological transformation owing to the emerging digital transformation which includes technologies such as

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Data Breaches and It's Evolution
April, 2019

As we witness more and more data breaches of organizations, let’s look on some of the major development in breaches and threats emergence over the years. We are into the digital age and all organizations stores data on local machines, databases and cloud servers. Data breaches came into existence from the time when people or organizations started maintaining records and private information prior to computing era. Most of the data breaches started from 2005 when technologies started to advance and today data breaches can affect hundreds an [...]

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Pricing strategy in aviation
April, 2019

Pricing is a major point of concern for many airlines since the business consumes a huge amount of capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX). The aviation market has always witnessed competitive pricing by offering unique products with value added services such as In-Flight connectivity, In-Flight meal services, baggage allowance and seat preference servicesA major trend attributing to the growth in the passenger aircraft market is the growth of premium economy classes. This segment mainly caters to the [...]

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RFID in Industry 4.0
April, 2019

Industry 4.0 can be defined as vertical and horizontal integration of production systems which enhances reliability and efficiency in the production environment, driven by communication and information technology.Impact of Industry 4.0 on RFID Market RFID technology is becoming the integral part across automotive and industrial production lines, as it allows IT system to interact with the [...]

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Evolution of Cloud Computing
April, 2019

Cloud computing has evolved into multi-cloud strategy, which involves the combination of two or more cloud computing services and helps to avoid vendor lock-in. Initially companies adopted this strategy due to uncertainty regarding cloud reliability. Laws and regulations in certain region mandate enterprise data to be physically resided in certain locations, which has also driven the adoption of multi-cloud strategy.Another major trend in

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US-China Trade Relations Narrowing Investments Returns in PDH
April, 2019

The trade tension in the US-China relation has become forefront since last year when President Trump announced first tariff to balance the trade gap. Both sides have taken many blows while maneuvering the strategies around to minimize the blow to domestic market. While this is not immediately expected to impact the Chinese manufacturing dominance globally, yet it can cause some deterrence to further expansion. Some of the signs to it are already visible and experts are expecting few more down the line.The propane dehydrogena [...]

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AkzoNobel Upgrades Coatings Manufacturing Site In North Carolina
April, 2019

AkzoNobel announced an investment to upgrade its manufacturing coating facility in Carolina to get a strong foot hold in the US wood coatings. This step of investment of multi million dollars is to improve their wood coatings business.This major goal with investment reorganizing manufacturing operations at the site and will include the addition of automatic dosing unit technology to produce paint more efficient [...]

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Greener Europe – More Challenges for Commodity Polymers
March, 2019

European parliament on Thursday backed the ban of single use plastic throughout the Europe. The legislation received overwhelming response of 560 supporting it with merely 35 going against it and 28 abstained. The European legislation shall be applicable in 2021 and would create bigger impact on the commodity plastics which are widely used in packaging. The move has been expected has analysts when the legislation was filed after revelation of plastic being the largest polluting contributor. Key polymer markets which are expected to be impacted [...]

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World Petrochemical Conference - Huge Market Potential Amid Uncertainties Development
March, 2019

The world petrochemical conference was held in Texas during 19-22 March 2019. The leaders from various premier chemical organizations shared their views and insights with the attendees which not only included the petrochemical producers, but also the players from downstream and upstream industries. The key opportunity areas highlighted in the conference can be summarized as given below.

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Chinese Chemical Sector - Rising Challenges and Known Opportunities
March, 2019

The rise of Chinese factories making it manufacturing hub is undisputed which flagged its dominance on the global platform, making it second largest global economy. The manufacturing growth of China has significant contribution from chemical industry, which itself is part of one of the largest global industries. Chinese economies of scale in chemical processing and final output resulted in ballooned surplus and foreign exchange reserves. Now at the current juncture, where the protectionism is growing rapidly with slowing domestic market growth [...]

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