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Two wheeler sales in October get festive boost

Festival purchases is spiking demand of two-wheelers with most companies reporting healthy increase in volumes. Thanks to the ongoing festive season vehicle sales are back on the growth track. Numbers reported by two-wheeler manufacturers reveal that the industry is grown by more than 10 percent (year-on-year) in October 2015. The biggest gainer in terms of the incremental sales volumes was Honda …

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The grab for Goa’s sweet tooth

With Goans discovering the pleasures of mithai it is boom time for vendors of traditional Indian sweets. Most are doing extremely good business, reports Shoma Patnaik As Goans discover the pleasures of rosogolla and gulab jamun retailers of traditional Indian sweets are the happiest.  Profiting from a daily surge in demand and steady line-up of celebrations they look ahead to …

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One stop solution

A customer friendly online payment site uPayGoa.com developed by Goa Electronics Ltd., is sure to get the okay from consumers, says Shoma Patnaik Payment of utility bills is a big botheration to most residents. So it is a good to know of a facility that cuts down the troubles of paying monthly bills and helps you be updated on future …

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Canacona farmers take the lead

Chilli farmer Gautam Kamat’s modern methods of cultivation and several youth of Canacona who are setting up polyhouses deserve a mention for initiative in agriculture, reports Albert Fernandes While agriculture in Goa is making slow progress, there are farmers in Canacona who are keen to increase production through latest methods of cultivation. Gautam Kamat, a progressive farmer of Agas-Khola village …

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Riding the roller coaster

By Tensing Rodrigues*   Ores, slag and ash accounted for about 13 per cent of Brazilian exports in 2014. While iron and steel, sugar, tea, coffee and spices accounted for another 21 per cent which means that about 45 per cent of Brazil’s exports are commodities. So is the case with Algeria, Republic of Congo, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia. …

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Importance of marshalling financial resources

By Bhasker  Assoldekar*   Exactly a year ago a businessman from Margao came to me and said, “I have been running this very successful business since last four years but God knows why there seems to be no money left in company bank account. I have defaulted in payments and at this rate could be forced to sell or close …

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Goa emerging potential market for Mercedes

Mercedes Benz is racing ahead of rivals in Goa’s luxury car market, finds out Team B&C The automobile industry in Goa is facing slow increase in sales however luxury car Mercedes Benz is fared well. Mercedes posted 52 per cent growth in sales in Goa market during the first three quarters of this year, said Roland Folger, Managing Director and …

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New models drive sales in September 2015

Automakers have announced their September 2015 sales numbers and what seems amply clear is that the ones with recently launched new models have seen good sales come their way. New models drive India car sales in September. According to data from seven of the country’s largest passenger vehicle manufacturers, sales in September were up 6.8 percent to 218,110 units against …

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Ahead of GST

The proposed Goods & Services Tax (GST) is eliciting lot of reaction from taxation experts because of its cross-section consequence on industry. An analysis of the GST impact on Goa and Goan businesses, by Santosh R Kenkre* Recently trade body, ASSOCHAM held a seminar in Pune on Goods and Service Tax (GST) attended by top government officials and private sector …

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Sweating it out

Spread over 1614 sq.ft. area, the D-Mustang Gym owned by Nuwa Shaikh is the first power gym in remote taluka of Sattari, finds out Abdulla Khan Gyms in Goa are mushrooming in major cities as the fitness fad gets popular. But it is good to hear of a gym in interior region run professionally by a local boy and geared …

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