USA

Autonomous Vehicles: Will the Gears Shift for US Car Sales?

April 4, 2019 | by Charith Gunasekara - Global Research and Analysis Team

 Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are seen to be the next major revolution in the automobile industry both in the USA and the rest of the world. Rapid technological innovation, as evidenced...

Ebooks: Reading Between the Lines

March 7, 2019 | by Charith Gunasekara - Global Research and Analysis Team

 Since the mid-2000s, the ebook industry has grown as a result of the rise in internet and smartphone penetration, with the USA and China becoming the two leading markets collectivel...

Chinese Overseas Real Estate Investments: Can Policies Slow the Tide?

December 10, 2018 | by Charith Gunasekara - Global Research and Analysis Team

 China’s outward-bound investment (OBI) in real estate grew exponentially to around USD 120 billion in 2017 from about USD 5 billion in 2010, making China the world's second-largest ...

Industrial Robots: Asia’s Industry 4.0 Technology Leads the World by Its Ageing Hand

December 5, 2018 | by Charith Gunasekara - Global Research and Analysis Team

 Industrial robots are at the forefront among the technologies of the Industry 4.0 revolution. Although industrial robots have been in use since the 1960s, recent years have brought ...

The UAE’s Growing Love Affair with the US

July 3, 2018 | by Charith Gunasekara - Global Research and Analysis Team

 Since its founding in 1971 as a federation of seven emirates, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has grown to be the third-largest economy in the Middle East. It reported USD 348.7 bill...

Will US Shale Oil Drown OPEC Dominance?

June 20, 2018 | by Charith Gunasekara - Global Research and Analysis Team

The US oil and gas industry has in recent years undergone significant transformation, during what is often referred to as the 'shale revolution'. In 2016, as per the BP Statistical R...

ASEAN Macroeconomic Trends: Indonesia Warns Against USA-China Trade War

May 22, 2018 | by Charith Gunasekara - Global Research and Analysis Team

 Indonesia: Bank Indonesia Warns Against “USA-China Trade War”  Bank Indonesia (BI) held its regular Board of Governor’s Meeting, and on 19 April, it decided to keep...

Will President Trump’s Decision to Tax Steel and Aluminium Imports Really Benefit the USA?

March 28, 2018 | by Charith Gunasekara - Global Research and Analysis Team

President Trump has announced tariffs on US imports of steel (a tariff of 25%) and aluminium (10%) from all countries except Canada and Mexico, with effect from 23 March 2018. Given ...

Net Neutrality Repeal and How It Could Change the Technological Landscape in the USA

March 12, 2018 | by Charith Gunasekara - Global Research and Analysis Team

The technological space in the USA has been benefitting so far from an open internet where users are free to surf the web with no restrictions on content. However, in December 2017, ...

Will the New Era of Trade Protectionism Under the Trump Regime Make America Great Again?

June 1, 2017 | by Charith Gunasekara - Global Research and Analysis Team

 The election of Republican candidate, Donald Trump, as the 45th President of the USA in November 2016 marked a new era of trade protectionism. In his inaugural address, President Tr...

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