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Motorcycle taxi drivers protest over low pay

on April 30, 2018

Hundreds of Indonesian motorcycle taxi drivers have taken to the streets. The so-called ‘ojek’ drivers are demanding higher pay, as the ride-hailing firms they work for keep slashing prices to lure customers and gain bigger market share in Southeast Asia. Liz Maddock has more. The Head of Research at Manhattan Venture Partners, Santosh Rao joins us from New York.

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Breaking down FAANG stocks during earnings season

on April 26, 2018

Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Santosh Rao of Manhattan Venture Partners talk about earnings for some top tech companies.

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India central bank is printing new banknotes amid cash crunch

on April 19, 2018

The money-printing machines at India’s central bank are working overtime as ATMs across the country run out of cash — AGAIN. The scenes are all too reminiscent of the government’s ban on high value notes back in 2016. Santosh Rao joins us from New York. He is the Head of Research at merchant bank, Manhattan Venture Partners.

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Spotify’s story is unique, direct listings are not for everyone: Analyst

on April 3, 2018

Spotify shunned the traditional IPO route and used a direct listing for its first day of trading on the NYSE. Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, said the company has a unique story and the direct listing worked for it because the company didn’t need money at this stage.

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Spotify goes public: What you need to know when it lists tomorrow

on April 2, 2018

Spotify will make its Wall Street debut Tuesday without the protections of a standard IPO. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Santosh Rao, Head of Research at Manhattan Venture Partners.

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Spotify won’t follow down the same IPO path as Snap: Analyst

on March 28, 2018

Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, joins BNN’s Catherine Murray for reaction to Spotify’s plan to file for a direct-listing IPO on the NYSE worth US$1 billion.

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