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If you follow these articles regularly, they will help you build a broader perspective of the current Indian and global business scenario. Also, moving away a bit from regular news, we will try to bring forth informative articles that will guide your preparation for interviews.

Understanding International Geo-political Moves: Crimean Annexation

While many of us will be up to date with what has happened with Crimea, what is more important is to understand the background with Europe, US & Russia as the major players and the personal interest for Vladimir Putin.

The E-Commerce War: Consolidation on the Horizon?

While the onslaught of e-commerce giants in India has been a great boon for consumers, it needs to be kept in mind that such a case of reckless discount retailing is never sustainable. Globally, online retailers burn cash to build up a huge customer base & then raise prices. Similarly, the market, similar to telecom sector, in India is expected to see mergers/acquisitions. Another unique element of the India market is the emergence of brick & click stores which are embracing Omni-channel retailing.

Immigration: Is it a Boon or a Curse?

Immigration, popularly is expected to bring reactions ranging from nationalism to economic burden. However, for countries with dwindling population, immigrants with good skills can be expected to increase productivity & GDP of the country. Canada & Australia are countries where, people of foreign origin constitute around 20% of the population. With a robust immigration law with focus of skilled people & support to immigrants, Canada is expected to reap the economic benefits of immigration.