Transfin. Podcast E14: Jio Saavn, GDP Redux, OPEC Plus

 

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

 

One week in and Spotify faces its first Contender. Macro themes otherwise dominate:

 
 
How JioSaavn Makes Music Streaming an Open Game

 

Earlier this year, Reliance Jio acquired Saavan. The two are now integrating to launch JioSaavn app - a music streaming platform. We talk about how this integration could change the dynamics of the India music streaming landscape, which awaits the advent of Spotify.  

 

The GDP Back-series Conundrum, Q1 Numbers and More

 

With the announcement of the GDP data for Q2 and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) recently recalibrating, and in a way downgrading the GDP growth figures for the 2006-2012 UPA era, the economic metric has witnessed a lot of backlash. We attempt to understand the re-calculation of the back series and the following redux in growth.   

 

Qatar Exiting OPEC and Does it Really Matter?

 

News of Qatar leaving the OPEC has been a moving piece of narrative through the week. We discuss what impact this move could have on  global geopolitics. 

 

Cherry on Top: How WhatsApp Payments Makes the Likes of Paytm etc. Nervous?

 

We speak about how entry of WhatsApp payments will impact the payments space in India.

 

On a related note, do check out:

 
Spotify's entry into India (listen in from 0.55-5.23): https://audioboom.com/posts/7102074-high-end-let-go-thin-ice
 
 
India's New GDP Series: Understanding The Reduced Growth Rate Under the UPA Govt: https://transfin.in/india-gdp-back-series-reduced-growth-rate-upa-nda
 
 
Qatar Exiting OPEC & Understanding the Causes and Plausible Implications to Global Crude Oil: https://transfin.in/qatar-opec-exit-impact-on-global-crude-oil-focus-on-natural-gas 

 

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