Articles


  1. COVID-19 Impact on Global Oil Industry

    The oil industry is experiencing a dual supply and demand shock due to COVID-19-led lockdown measures across the world. In 2020, global oil demand is expected to decline by 9.3 mbd compared to last year, posing ...read more

  2. Branchless Banking: Clicks to Replace Bricks

    The fear of contracting COVID-19 and the associated quarantine measures have been keeping customers away from bank branches, and this trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. The lockdown scenario worldwide is pushing ...read more

  3. Has COVID-19 Hit Growth of Renewable Energy Sector?

    COVID-19 has impacted almost all the economies globally. Industries worldwide are adversely affected and racing to dodge the impending recession. The power generation industry, including the renewable energy sector, is also facing the fallout of ...read more

  1. Zeroing in on the Right Approach to Innovation

    Innovation is the crux on which growth depends in every domain. In business, companies can take recourse to different means of innovation. However, it has to be planned—identify the problem and then come ...read more

  2. All that Glitters is Gold

    Gold remains a haven for investors as it is not adversely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The rising gold prices of 2019 are continuing their upward trend in 2020, reaching new highs. The demand pattern of this ...read more

  3. Global Dollar Shortage: Back and Here to Stay

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for dollar – the global reserve currency – has increased. The recent turmoil in financial markets, a lack of liquidity and falling global trade has led to the strengthening of the US dol ...read more

  1. Shift in Work Culture in Post-COVID–19 World

    The fear of COVID-19 has led to the need for social distancing and lockdowns across nations. Most corporates have introduced WFH policy to ensure business continuity. However, this policy can be sustainable only if it ...read more

  2. COVID-19 Lockdown Plays Well for Gaming Industry

    Natural disasters, recessions, and other such devastating events tend to catalyze industry-wide trends and shift the power balance between sectors. COVID-19’s effect on various sectors, particularly gaming, will be in line with this notion. T ...read more

  1. Smart Beta — Innovation, Meet Opportunity

    The tech bubble wiped out an estimated $30 trillion of wealth. The credit crisis that followed soon after further shook investor confidence in the markets. As a result, investors shifted from active management and hedge funds ...read more

  2. Robo-Advisors — Innovation in a Time of ETFs

    Automated solutions can now provide investment advice at costs ranging between 0.15% - 0.50% as compared to the usual 1% fee that traditional investment advisors charge. What started off as experiments in providing low-cost investment advisory tools ...read more