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Amazon overtakes Microsoft | Money Talks

on January 9, 2019

Amazon is now the world’s biggest publicly traded company. For the first time it’s overtaken Microsoft and other tech titans to get to the top of Wall Street, with a market value of nearly $800B. And that shows how far the company has come from humble e-commerce start-up to a multi-national behemoth that’s now a force in cloud computing and even artificial intelligence. To discuss the company‚Äôs success, Santosh Rao, Head of Research at Manhattan Venture Partners, joins us from New York.

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US, Mexico, Canada sign new free trade deal | Money Talks

on November 30, 2018

The three biggest countries in North America have signed-off on a new trade deal. The United States – Mexico-Canada Agreement was signed on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina and aims to replace NAFTA. US President Donald Trump had repeatedly threatened to scrap the old deal but he’s hailed the new agreement as a victory for his administration. Laila Humairah reports. For more on this, we speak to Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners.

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Democrats pledge to block Trump’s agenda

on November 26, 2018

Democrats have ended eight years of Republican rule in the US House of Representatives, while Republicans are expected to add a few seats to their slim majority in the Senate. It leaves Congress in gridlock, but Democrats say it’s just what they need to loosen Donald Trump’s grip on policy-making. But it’s another event on the horizon that’s got financial markets uneasy. Laila Humairah has more. And we are joined by Santosh Rao, Head of Research at Manhattan Venture Partners.
#Uspolitics #Democrats #Trump

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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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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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Uber CEO makes his first visit to India | Money Talks

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.

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