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Transfin. Podcast E9: Wrath, Haze, Bespoke

Professor of Financial Economics and Part-time Value Investor, Transfin.
Nov 1, 2018 12:22 PM 1 min read
Editorial

 

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

 

Today we go full circle on: 

 

RBI vs. Government

 

Viral Acharya, the Deputy Governor of RBI quoted in a conference sometime last week, "Governments that do not respect Central Bank independence will sooner or later incur the wrath of financial markets, ignite economic fire, and come to rue the day they undermined an important regulatory institution." Central Banks sparring against the government is not unheard of, however with rumors of Section 7 being invoked, the situation warrants attention.

 

IL&FS's "Plan for a Plan"

 

Following the appointment of a new Board under Uday Kotak, IL&FS submitted a restructuring framework yesterday. The 'Report on Progress and the Way Forward' tends to examine potential ways to come up with a feasible resolution plan. Here's discussing how the IL&FS default narrative has progressed over the last couple of weeks. 

 

Why ByteDance Should be Watched

 

Today we talk about a AI-based Chinese Tech Start-up, ByteDance. It is the world’s most valuable privately held Startup which claims to take a much ‘cleaner’ approach towards user customisation.

 

Plus a rather intense discussion about how regulators can spite innovation.

 

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