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.
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.
on February 28, 2018
Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is in India for his first visit to the region. He’s trying to make inroads into India’s enormous ride-sharing market. But as Rebecca Bundhun reports, the company faces some pretty big speed bumps there. Santosh Rao, Head of Research at Manhattan Venture Partners, joins us from New York for more.
on February 6, 2018
The world’s biggest tech companies have opened their financial books for the year. From Amazon and Apple to Facebook and Alphabet, the industry’s giants have reported their quarterly earnings, with results ranging from big gains to big losses, as Kerry Alexandra reports. We are joined by Santosh Rao, Head of Research at Manhattan Venture Partners in New York, and TRT World Editor-at-Large Craig Copetas in Paris.
on January 8, 2018
If you thought 2017’s computer security breaches at Yahoo and credit scoring firm, Equifax were worrying, news of the latest online vulnerabilities are positively terrifying. Researchers say almost every chip in the world -whether it’s in a computer, smartphone or other device- may be open to hackers who want to steal your personal information. Usmaan Lone reports and Santosh Rao, head of research firm Manhattan Venture Partners, joins us with his analysis.
on November 9, 2017
Broadcom is bidding for what could be the biggest tech deal in history. The US company offered $130B to buy rival chipmaker Qualcomm with around 75 percent offered in cash. A merger would make it the world’s 3rd biggest chipmaker after Samsung and Intel. Analysis by Head of Research at Manhattan Venture Partners Santosh Rao.
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