Economy

COVID 19 – Boom in the Real Estate Industry Soon ??

Friends, the real estate industry is a pillar of the economy. It is one of the top three sectors which employs the highest number of people in the country, after the manufacturing and agriculture industries. With the pandemic, there are doing to be a host of changes in this sector. While the immediate impact may be a slowdown in construction, there are a lot of opportunities that will come up in the coming days. A lot of people will consider moving to smaller spaces to save costs, and this will mean a restructuring of office space to ensure maximum space…

COVID-19: Learnings from China and What to Expect Next

China, which is believed to be the source of the pandemic and where casualties were high during the initial phase, has been able to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic to a large extent. Whether this is enough or whether more can be done, is a debatable matter. What we need to understand is that there are several lessons we can learn from them to know how they have bounced back from the crisis. In this sense, Indian businesses can take a leaf out of China’s book. From what we hear, there has been a resurgence of venture capital…

How to Ensure an Uninterrupted Supply Chain

Friends, by now, you must all know how important it is to have a reliable and robust supply chain. Whether it is the supply of raw material, people, finances, technology, manufacturing equipment, clients, or even office and canteen supplies, any disruption in this chain can hamper the organization’s performance in varying degrees. The sudden decision of a nationwide lockdown has caught many of us unawares and taught us one thing – that we should always be prepared in the future. You may be taken by surprise once, but if you are retaken by surprise, it is your fault. Here are…

COVID-19: Businesses That Will Survive the Economic Downturn

There is a lot of speculation about the depth and severity of the economic downturn caused by the measures to combat COVID-19, namely social distancing and lockdowns. Everyone is debating about which corporates will be worst affected and which will manage to avert disaster. Let’s look at what are the danger zones and how we can avoid becoming economic victims of the pandemic. Low-debt businesses will survive Those who have minimal debts or loans on their balance sheets will be the winners. With no business happening during the lockdown phases and demand falling across the board (except for essentials), there…

COVID-19: Collaboration is the New Buzzword for Survival

We will know the actual value of the saying ‘Saathi haath badhana’ (friend, extend a helping hand)  in the coming months. No business has been left unaffected due to the fear, lockdowns, and social distancing in the last couple of months. And though all of us are in the same boat, each of us will be strong in some way – whether we have enough money reserves in hand, or whether we have a strong asset base or whether we are technically strong. At the same time, many of us will lack something or the other to beat the crisis.…

Where and How to Invest After COVID-19

With most businesses suffering due to the lockdowns and with demand expected to slow down considerably in the coming months, a lot of investors will be wondering where and how to invest in the future. What such an investor needs to accept is that he is not going to be able to play the market well. When to invest and when to get out of it is going to be very difficult to predict because the rules of the game have been changed in ways we did not foresee earlier. And these rules will continue to change soon. Balanced portfolio…

COVID-19: This is a New World Order

A new world order arose after the second world war. Just like the great depression and the world wars, COVID-19, too, has had such far-reaching effects in the minds of people and the physical world, that it is no less a disaster. What emerges from the ashes will be a new world order. Do not demonize cultures While most developed countries realize how helpless they are against such a hidden enemy, some developing countries are showing them how to handle the situation. Many are blaming China for what has happened and asking for compensation. Others are merely pointing fingers. This…

COVID-19: Positive Impacts of the Corona Virus

Disaster and calamities can be great levelers – no pun intended. If we look back at human history and the way we have progressed over the centuries, it is a known fact that such dire situations unleash whole new creativity and an even more significant spurt in progress in the next few years or decades. The Black death, revolutions across different countries, the world wars, the cold war, have all resulted in agricultural, technological, and industrial revolutions which have brought humankind to its current stage of progress. If these had not happened, we might have been far behind in terms…

COVID-19: Nature Is Rejoicing

Our lives have been turned topsy-turvy, thanks to the pandemic. But nature is undoubtedly rejoicing. Yes, you heard that right. While we stay indoors and stop all businesses, transport, etc., the reduction in pollution is showing quite clearly. Visibility is clear for miles around, and nature is taking back what rightly belongs to her. Though this may not last long, once the lockdown is over, it is thought-provoking to see what could have been if human beings would not pollute the environment as much as we do. Let’s hope we all wisen up and give the environment the respect it…

COVID-19: Immediate effect on Global Connectivity and Tech Industry

While the initial outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent global pandemic has disrupted all industries, the connectivity and tech industry has proved to be a boon in many ways to combat the spread of the disease. Although major tech conferences and collaborations have been negatively impacted, the need for faster and more effective ways of connecting has been accepted and will hopefully be adopted by all governments to mitigate and contain the effects of the coronavirus and to keep businesses and essential services in operation. 5G will be adopted faster The super-speed and the increased connectivity of 5G technology have…