TMS Ep138: Oscars for OTT, Baroda BNP Paribas Mutual Fund, IPO, ransomware

Last year, the pandemic forced the Academy to take films that debuted on streaming platforms seriously. And this year, the streamer achieved another feat by winning Best Picture, in addition to more than 35 nominations. But, back home in India, the future of OTT is clearly tied to vernacular programs and movies. The future of OTT in India indeed depends on its ability to produce good programs in local languages. Let’s now move on to the SICAV Baroda BNP Paribas created recently by the merger of the SICAV Baroda and the SICAV BNP Paribas. Its CEO Suresh Soni spoke with Business standards Krishna Veera Vanamali on the markets, the mutual fund industry and what the merged entity stands for. Not just for mutual funds, this year has also been exceptionally good for the markets. 52 Indian companies raised an all-time high of Rs 1.1 trillion through initial public offerings.

And the next exercise may well break this record as well. The government plans to launch the mega IPO of LIC soon. Get a quick overview of what to expect in FY23’s top markets. It’s not just stock exchanges, but companies listed on them, people, organizations, government departments, etc. are always on their guard against malware. And, of the lot, ransomware is among the most notorious. Through this, hackers take control over all system data and release it for a price. This podcast tells more about the growing threat.

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