A Slowing Economy: The Dismaying Results of Trade Tension

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The IMF cut its forecast for the global economy and predicted that in 2019, the economy will grow at its weakest clip in three years, thanks to the trade tensions and uncertainty in financial markets, slowing demand across the Europe. It’s the IMF’s second downgrade in just three months, and now, IMF predicts 3.5% global […]

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US Recession: Calculated Approximation Or Mere Overestimation?

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For quite a while now, there has been ongoing debate whether the world’s largest economy will plunge towards recession in coming years. Various economists have predicted US economy to suffer in 2019 with real possibility of recession in 2020 or later. On contrary, some experts don’t believe that a recession is an immediate threat to […]

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‘2018 in a Nutshell’ – Major Economic Stories and Key Developments

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2018 brought several significant economic developments, technological revolutions, business-integrations and political affairs. Like other years, past year was no exception in terms of enhanced laws, regulations and frameworks. Cyber security remained one of the hot topics and yet 2018 saw major tiers of data breaches & security attacks. Users’ privacy and data protection received worldwide […]

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The Second Largest Data Breach: Putting Marriot’s Starwood under the Microscope

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The cyber assault of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, that started as far back as 2014, was one of the largest known thefts of personal records, second only to a 2013 breach of Yahoo that affected three billion user accounts and larger than a 2017 episode involving the credit bureau, Equifax. Marriott, has more than 6,700 […]

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The Rising Trend of Sharing Economy

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Sharing economy is rapidly growing, allowing users to gain temporary access to various resources. According to Statista (2018), the value of sharing economy is expected to reach USD 335 billion in 2025 from USD 15 billion in 2014. The study led by eMarketer in 2017 predicts 86.5 million users by 2021 in U.S sharing economy. […]

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Merging the Physical and Digital Worlds, Augmented Reality bridges the Virtual & Physical Gaps

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Heads-up displays with early forms of artificial intelligence (AI) have made organizations to experiment with tools that knock into the possibilities of augmented reality (AR). AR has the potential to take consumer interactions to the next level. While augmented reality remains in the experimentation phase for most companies, research shows that the market is expected […]

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Hope or Hype: Can AI become Healthcare’s Nervous System?

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Artificial Intelligence has always been the industry buzzword. The AI market is expected to grow approximately 126.6% by 2025. As it steps into the USD 3 trillion healthcare market with research and development investments exceeding USD 30 billion a year, according to McKinsey and PwC, the way industry diagnoses and treats illness is about to […]

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The New Era of Connectivity is here: Hello, 5G!

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According to IHS Markit report, by 2035, 5G is forecasted to enable USD 12.3 trillion of global economic output, which is greater than the US consumer spending in 2016. 5G will also generate USD 3.5 trillion in output through its global value chain and support 22 million jobs. 5G (Fifth-Generation Network) are the next generation […]

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The Story of Oil: The U.S. – Iran Standoff

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On May 8, President Donald Trump announced withdrawal of U.S. from the Iran Nuclear deal and from there on, tensions have increased regarding Iran oil import. US threatened to implement sections on Asian and European companies if they import Iranian oil. And in June, the U.S. administration further notified that it was pushing foreign countries […]

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Is B2B Fintech the end of Traditional Financial Market?

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Payment related inter-business transactions can be cumbersome for small and large businesses due to extensive paper works, documentation requirements along with cost of transferring funds. But that is where FinTech stands, providing key solutions to these hassles. […]

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