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How much will the RIL Powerhouse upset the retail cart? Analyses & Assessments

How much will the RIL Powerhouse upset the retail cart?

With the telcos still smarting from the 'Jio-jacking', the recent M&A deal with Future Group has stakeholders worrying about Reliance’s potential monopolistic hold in other markets too.

Indian Telecom – Case of Poor Connectivity? Op-Eds

Indian Telecom – Case of Poor Connectivity?

The telecom sector was once the most prominent poster child of India’s booming growth story. It was a veritable gravy train that one thought could chug on till eternity. With more than a billion…

INFOSYS: Blowing Hot Blowing Cold Analyses & Assessments

INFOSYS: Blowing Hot Blowing Cold

Infosys was shaken by an internal controversy which led to its shares crashing 16% to ₹643.30 and wiping out ₹53,452 crores from its market capitalisation. Is India’s iconic company still challenged…

GSP-Back in Good Books? Analyses & Assessments

GSP-Back in Good Books?

As the Presidential race in the US heats up, the ‘Howdy Modi’ event has thrown up an interesting perspective on India-US relations. Could the compulsions of US electoral politics influence India’s…

Recession: Speculation or Certainty? Analyses & Assessments

Recession: Speculation or Certainty?

Some experts predict a recession fed by ongoing political and economic upheavals between powerful nations. Are falling long term interest rates, the appearance of the dreaded inverted yield curve and…

Crisis in Indian automobile industry Analyses & Assessments

Crisis in Indian automobile industry

In the last six months, the Indian automobile industry has witnessed a decline in sales, prompting the closure of 245 car dealerships and the resultant loss of over 32000 jobs. What are the likely…

Boeing 737: Global Repercussions Analyses & Assessments

Boeing 737: Global Repercussions

The worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 Max - after the Lion Air 610 and Ethiopian Air 302 crashes, is taking a toll on airlines and passengers. What are the impacts of this, and what options are…

The Essar insolvency saga Analyses & Assessments

The Essar insolvency saga

The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, in a recent ruling has removed the historical separation between secured and unsecured creditors. The ruling stated that all creditors of Essar Steel…

Caixin Index falls - Worry for global trade Analyses & Assessments

Caixin Index falls - Worry for global trade

China’s Caixin Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) continues to be at 49.4 for the second consecutive month. A reading below 50 signals contraction. The employment sub-index has also dropped from 47.2…

Deutsche Bank faces FBI investigation Analyses & Assessments

Deutsche Bank faces FBI investigation

The US Federal Authorities will be investigating Deutsche Bank AG for lapses in complying with laws meant to prevent money laundering. Will the bank face criminal charges for not filing Suspicious…

Facebook announces Project Libra Analyses & Assessments

Facebook announces Project Libra

Facebook along with 27 organizations has planned to create a new global currency called Libra, a move that could potentially shake up the world’s banking system. Can Libra fix the inherent defects in…

Apple shifts focus to consumer services Analyses & Assessments

Apple shifts focus to consumer services

Falling hardware sales compels Apple to move towards a concerted fray into the online consumer service market. Apple Inc. is one of the most successful multinational technology companies in the world…

Airbus bags mega China order Analyses & Assessments

Airbus bags mega China order

Xi Jinping’s French visit yields a massive Airbus narrow-body aircraft order amidst the backdrop of Boeing’s safety record, US-China trade tensions and European concerns over Beijing’s intentions in…

Boeing lands multibillion deal from BA Analyses & Assessments

Boeing lands multibillion deal from BA

British Airways (BA) announced a multibillion-dollar order for up to 42 Boeing 777 fuel-efficient passenger jets on Thursday, just two weeks after Airbus said it would no longer make its A380…

Musk to face another U.S contempt claim Analyses & Assessments

Musk to face another U.S contempt claim

Elon Musk is facing a fresh round of regulatory trouble for tweets about Tesla Inc. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked a judge on Monday, February 25, to hold Musk in…

BMW and Daimler invest together in New Venture Analyses & Assessments

BMW and Daimler invest together in New Venture

BMW and Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, have unveiled a joint venture which covers new-generation services like driver-less cars, ride-hailing and pay-per-use cars. The landscape of the…

Glencore to cap its coal output Analyses & Assessments

Glencore to cap its coal output

Australia’s largest coal producer and the world’s biggest thermal coal exporter, Glencore has decided to cap their total coal production. Due to increasing pressure from the global society and green…

Airbus scraps the A380 Analyses & Assessments

Airbus scraps the A380

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has pulled the plug on its struggling A380 superjumbo, which entered service just 12 years ago. Airbus said last deliveries of the world's largest passenger…

Jet's failure casts shadow over government Analyses & Assessments

Jet's failure casts shadow over government

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode to power five years ago on his business-friendly credentials and the promise of generating millions of jobs. Now an airline is on the verge of collapse,…

Etihad raises stake in Jet Airways Analyses & Assessments

Etihad raises stake in Jet Airways

Etihad Airways PJSC has agreed to lead a rescue of cash-strapped Jet Airways India Ltd. in a move that will see the Abu Dhabi-based carrier double its stake to 49 per cent. Jet Airways founder Naresh…