JUN 17 2014

A Dragon Unfurls its Wings – How China’s Economic Slowdown Is Rippling Through Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets, World Economy

Almost 10 years ago, Goldman Sachs published a report, in which it predicted Chinese GDP to overtake the USA’s GDP by 2020. Today, this prognosis looks like a far-fetched dream as China has recently been riding a wild economic horse. When Chinese economy was growing, its demand for various products and services contributed to the…

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JUN 27 2013

Future of Global Solar Power Industry – Tense, But There’s Still Hope.

Emerging Markets, Renewable Energy, Utilities & Resources

The global solar power industry was always viewed as one based on flawed business principle of artificial sustenance. With prolonged low economic growth, the artificial support base disintegrated, resulting in shutdown of multi-million dollar business across the globe. Several leading players, such as Siemens, Solar Millennium, First Solar Inc, and SunPower Corp and Suntech Power,…

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MAY 06 2013

Africa is Ready For You. Are You Ready For Africa?

Consumer Goods & Retail, Emerging Markets, World Economy

For decades, Africa was associated with poverty and helplessness rather than business opportunities and thriving markets. But the reality is evolving, and companies from across industries are increasingly including the African continent in their investment plans. Global FMCG players too have started to set their eyes on this untapped goldmine of opportunities. However, the market…

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APR 01 2013

Will Shale Gas Solve Our Fuel Needs for the Future?

Emerging Markets, Oil & Gas, Utilities & Resources

At first glance, shale gas might look too good to be true: large untapped natural gas resources present on virtually every continent. Abundant supplies of relatively clean energy allowing for lower overall energy prices and reduced dependence on non-renewable resources such as coal and crude oil. However, despite this huge potential, the shale gas revolution…

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FEB 28 2013

It’s Good the Crisis Happened – How Private Labels Benefit from Global Economic Turmoil.

Consumer Goods & Retail

Stagnating or declining consumption, falling sales, lower financial stability – the economic crisis is in full swing in many geographies. But it is not a bad thing for everyone. Across markets, private labels have witnessed strong growth over the past five years, the upward trend coinciding with the onset of the economic turmoil in 2008….

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