Walmart strategy- Everyday Low Pricing Model
Economy

Walmart strategy- Everyday Low Pricing Model

We see a lot of supermarket chains around us. Big Bazaar, D-Mart, V-Mart are some names that have gone huge and later released their IPO. Supermarket chains have expanded from metro cities to now smaller towns. One thing that unequivocally attracts people to the Supermarkets stores is their low pricing. They buy and sell in huge volumes and thus can generate economies of scale that normal Kirana Stores cannot. This piece talks about how Wal-Mart’s famous revenue model works and has the retail sector been able to generate benefits for consumers through this model.

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How to decrypt the cryptocurrency?
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How to decrypt the cryptocurrency?

‘Bitcoin’ became a popular term a couple of years ago. The buzz it created all over the world can be fathomed with an observation that people would rarely know about Blockchain Technology, but they knew about Bitcoin. It was as if they did not know what a mobile phone is but they know what Samsung does. However, this cannot be blamed on people. Blockchain technology came as a revolution. Started with a research paper in 1992, it came into being in 2009; and the first application of blockchain was the Bitcoin. This piece talks about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like Ripple, Ethereum, and so on. The concept of functioning of all cryptocurrencies is the same.

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Financial Emergency- Article 360 of Indian Constitution
Economy

Financial Emergency- Article 360 of Indian Constitution

The Financial Emergency A country already in an economic slowdown, all activities at halt plagued by fears of the Coronavirus pandemic, the free messaging services of WhatsApp, and the audience that would believe everything it gets on its phone. All this became perfect ingredients for fake news doing rounds on 24th March 2020. The message, also picked by some media houses, said that the Prime Minister Office would impose ‘Financial Emergency’ in the country. Though this information was busted a few hours later, us as citizens need to know what would happen in case the ‘Financial Emergency’ is imposed upon the nation. The provisions would help us understand the implications of what has never been invoked in the independent history of India.

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How Stocks are Included in an Index?
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How Stocks are Included in an Index?

Every day we come across the news stating that Sensex rose by 200 points, or Nifty fell by 100 points. All such news denotes just one thing- the performance of the market. If Sensex or Nifty rises, the market has performed better than yesterday; or if it falls, it has performed poorer than yesterday.

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What can be the Impact of LIC IPO?
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What can be the Impact of LIC IPO?

On February 1, the budget speech for 2020-21 was going monotonous. Finance Minister was mentioning the intentions of her government-backed by numbers. Then were her words on an ambitious target of disinvesting the Public Sector Undertakings for ₹2.1 lakh crores. However, the biggest cheer came up when the government announced the IPO for Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).

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Should you Rent or Buy a House?
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Should you Rent or Buy a House?

No matter who you are and where you work, one question that every Indian struggles with is whether they should buy a house or not. With opportunities available nationwide, migrants are puzzled whether they should buy a house or keep living in a rented space. Is living in a rent a problem? Is buying a house a solution? This piece tries to answer some of these questions.

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Budget 2020 for investors: Effects of DDT abolition
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Budget 2020 for investors: Effects of DDT abolition

Every year the entire country waits for the budget. People look forward to the budget with optimism for the future. The budget too always seems to promise as if it will solve the problems for the nation.

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Top 10 Indian Merger and Acquisition Deals
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Top 10 Indian Merger and Acquisition Deals

Just like Charles Darwin’s theory of ‘Survival of the Fittest,’ only the stronger companies survive in the end. The weak ones cease to exist. Sometimes they join forces to take on a stronger threat to their existence. Animal Spirits drive the companies too. 

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Hostile Takeovers: Defence and Takeover Strategies
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Hostile Takeovers: Defence and Takeover Strategies

Mergers and Acquisitions are part of the business world. Companies club themselves together to become an even larger force in the market dynamics. When Jio came into the market with its free services, Vodafone joined hands with Idea to tackle the new competitor.

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Mergers and Acquisitions: Concepts that you must Know
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Mergers and Acquisitions: Concepts that you must Know

Business is an unpredictable business. People do it; some become successful empires, some others perish in the dust, and rest merge or acquire. The merger and acquisition is a very old phenomenon. In fact, in India, small British companies merged with the East India Company in 1708.

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A Strategic Guide to Private Equity Funds
Investing

A Strategic Guide to Private Equity Funds

One of the most talked-about IPO in 2020 is undoubtedly the SBI Cards IPO. There is a lot of buzz, and people are waiting for it. SBI Cards is co-owned by State Bank of India, and a Private Equity Company named The Carlyle Group. It is being dubbed as India's biggest ever PE Exit.

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The Inside Story of Unemployment in India
Economy

The Inside Story of Unemployment in India

While Indian leaders are talking about the utopia of $5 trillion economy by 2024, India is facing its worst employment rates in the last 45 years.

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Inflation: All that you wanted to know
Economy

Inflation: All that you wanted to know

The end of quarter December 2019 came up with the news of inflation rising to 7.35%. However, this statement does not answer anything beyond numbers. What is so special about it that the news channels cover it, economists talk about it, and opposition parties fight around it?

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Economy

RBI's Operation Twist: How is it reviving the Indian Economy?

When 'Operation Twist' started trending on social media one fine evening, people were somewhat confused if it is some covert operation by armed forces. There was incomplete information and misinformation doing rounds until financial news handles came up and explained.

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The ‘Pump and Dump’ Scams
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The ‘Pump and Dump’ Scams

Have you ever received some extremely profitable market 'tip' about buying a particular stock? Maybe some other news about the 'next big investment'? All this at for nothing, absolutely free!

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API Banking: How is it Revolutionising Indian Banking?
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API Banking: How is it Revolutionising Indian Banking?

One important reason why economists worldwide regard Indian banking is its continuous adaption of upcoming technologies. How Indian banking fares against other emerging markets is just one aspect; important is how it has revolutionized itself to take itself to the doors of the unbanked.

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Where do you Fall in the CashFlow Quadrant?
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Where do you Fall in the CashFlow Quadrant?

Everybody wants a future that is better than their present. Most people want to be richer in the coming time of their life. Is there a secret that only the rich know; or is it a code that one who cracks, becomes rich?

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Comparison of Indian Banking with Other Emerging Markets
Economy

Comparison of Indian Banking with Other Emerging Markets

Indian banking has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent times. However, this cannot be denied that the fundamentals of Indian banking are strong and they enjoy the fair trust of its depositors.

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