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A ‘piped’ dream

Belgium-based Aliaxis Utilities and Industry entered India looking to tap the piped gas market. However, with the government delaying its ambitious project to have piped gas in every home, the company used its manufacturing unit at Verna to churn out products for the export market

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Q: What are the incentives given by the Goa government under the Industrial Policy in terms of employment subsidy?

As per the Industrial Policy 2003 of Goa government, these schemes are valid up to 2014 and are expected to be extended. This subsidy is an innovative concept of supporting sustainable employment of local youth that lays stress on generation of employment and not on capital deployed.

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INVESTOR’S   GUIDE

Expect volatile share prices Equity markets went through extreme volatility in the previous week with the benchmark indices slipping below their crucial support levels. Apart from the global factors, domestic developments too kept the market mood cautious during the week.

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Charting a new course

After baking scrumptious delicacies as a pastry chef aboard a cruise liner, Nelson Noronha returned to Goa and is now using his creative talent to create exquisite landscaped designs for homes, writes MICHAEL FISHER

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A trend in interior decoration that is coming back in a big way is wallpapers

If a picture paints a thousand words, so does a wall with a decorative finish that adds great character to any interior. Wallpapers make a huge difference to interior furnishing as it not only reflects personality and style in homes or offices but adds value to property. Ground level checks reveal that it is making a significant comeback in the …

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‘People should spend less time on online stores’

Kerala-born Namita Chodankar at the age of 15 did a modelling stint in saree fashions as the opportunity presented itself. She moved to TV anchoring and later joined a Fortune 100 firm in its HR division. Even while she was working she was pursuing her studies. She later married a Goan and opened her own saree shop

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‘Goa has a lot of international customers’

One of the marketing strategies of the German shoe company Adidas that acquired Reebok is converting regular Reebok stores into smart ‘Fit Hub’ outlets. Dave Thomas, managing director, Reebok India and Adidas India, was in Panaji recently for the launch of the first Fit Hub in Goa and 129th in India. In a brief interview with Team B&C, he talks …

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Zeebop: Utorda’s global brand

Utorda-based Zeebop restaurant is a big hit with foreign tourists and high-profile Bollywood celebrities for its food and unmatched service

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INVESTOR’S GUIDE

Expect further drop in share prices It was a disappointing week for equity markets as benchmarks slipped over 3 per cent and fell below their major support zone.

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