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Transfin. Podcast E2: Fuel Hike, Last Mile Finance, Video Rising

Professor of Financial Economics and Part-time Value Investor, Transfin.
Sep 13, 2018 1:06 PM 1 min read



We like to talk Business and Finance. Figured we should do it for a living. 


This week's podcast is a "productive" discussion around:


Rising Petrol Prices


Petrol prices are soaring. Interestingly, between petrol prices at the peak of crude oil in March, 2011, and the petrol price right now, the increase has been around 40%, whereas during the same period, crude oil prices, which should theoretically form the bases of petrol prices have gone up by only 12.5% (adjusted for currency). There is a clear discrepancy. Why might this be? 


India Post Payments Bank


India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), launched by the Prime Minister early this month can be a game changer for last mile financial inclusion in our country. IPPB is supposed to provide banking services across 155,000 post office branches nation-wide by year end, 3 lakh on-ground postmen have to be adequately trained in QR tech to efficiently deliver banking services. How will the grand scheme pan out?


Rise of Video on Social Media


Twitter recently collaborated with Red Chilli Entertainment, NDTV, Network 18 - clearly an attempt to venture into content play. Lines between television, media and internet continue to blur, as we see the proliferation of newer services and platforms. This, coupled with falling data prices and increasing smartphone penetration is opening newer avenues for the end user to consume video content. Definitely a space to watch out for. 


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