Consumer Products & Retail

How Brexit is affecting the Car-Making Industry?

Car Manufacturers have begun preparations for a no-deal Brexit with many major manufactures moving operations from the UK to other parts of Europe.   In order to prepare for alternative regulatory arrangements, which is a concern for the vehicle industry, Toyota, Honda and Bentley are a few of the manufacturers who have begun to look…

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Tesla on the Up? By Shawn Lim

Despite the recent equity sell-off in October (due to rising interest rates and trade tensions between the US and China), it seems that Tesla overcame the odds by surprising investors with a record quarter. Short sellers took a huge hit as the Tesla Inc stock rose sharply over the past few weeks, from $260.00 to…

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Brazilian Coffee: A Hot Future? By Bhawesh Vasnani

Brazil is responsible for a third of the world’s coffee, which makes the country the largest producer of the commodity. Coffee is the second most traded commodity (behind only crude oil), with the market valuation estimated to be near 100 billion dollars. Brazil’s coffee production levels highlight their importance on the world markets and their…

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Marijuana Stocks: An Overview and Future Prospects by Prince Soni

On 20th June 2018, Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, announced the legalization of recreational marijuana in the country starting 17th Oct 2018. Following this announcement, there was an obvious hope for investors to benefit from this potential marijuana market boom, which did occur. Between 20th June and 15th Oct, Canopy Growth Corp (CGC), Canada’s…

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The Future of India’s Sugar Industry by Bhawesh Vasnani

Sugar is an ingredient which has thousands of applications in our globalized economy. It is widely used by large corporations such as Coca-Cola and is imported in large volumes by various countries all around the world. India is the world’s second largest producer of sugar (Bloomberg, 2018). Recently, however, sugar futures have started falling, and…

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Kraft-Heinz/Unilever- A Close Shave

Fram Hansotia Kraft Heinz’s proposed £114bn bid for consumer products giant Unilever has fallen through under alleged pressure from the British Government, with conflicting reports about whether Unilever rejected the bid, or Kraft Heinz “amicably” withdrew it. It would have been the second largest deal in history, creating the world’s largest consumer goods company and…

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Tesco buys food wholesaler Booker

Fram Hansotia Tesco has agreed a £3.7bn deal to buy wholesalers Booker, adding the FTSE 250 company’s network of cash & carry depots, convenience store brands, and food service business to its portfolio. Booker had sales of £5bn and an operating profit of £155m in the year to March 2016.   There are four main…

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De Beers are a Girl’s Best Friend

Fram Hansotia The increasing amount of synthetic diamonds have disrupted a market that is based upon the premise of relative scarcity justifying premium prices. Synthetic diamonds have the same physical and chemical properties as natural diamonds. The only way consumers can distinguish them as man-made is by the disclosures that companies attach, however this is…

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