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Hitting a Pothole

Ashok Leyland-Nissan partnership is heading towards splitsville with both partners in dispute Japanese automobile major Nissan Motor Company has sent a notice to Ashok Leyland Ltd terminating its technology development joint venture Nissan Ashok Leyland Technologies Pvt. Ltd over non-payment of royalty, according to a source. The joint venture company is owned in 50:50 by the two partners. Curiously, the …

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The Triumph Roar

British bike Triumph had a super run in Goa during the India Bike Week last week when three models of iconic Bonneville range were launched, discovers Team B&C Goa’s superbike segment is due for action shortly with British bike Triumph planning for an expanded presence. A lookout is on for a local dealer who will showcase the legendary bike for …

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Fit and Racy

Global brands are zooming in on sports and stores have got upmarket. The business of running a sports store in Goa is in top form, finds out Team B&C

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‘Volatility hits an investor if there is excess’

A Balasubramanian, member of Mutual Fund Advisory Council (AFAC), was in Goa recently. Balasubramanian who is also the CEO of Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company was here to open Birla Sun Life new office in Vasco. Here he talks on range of issues including violent ups and downs in the stock market, mounting NPAs of banks and mutual fund …

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Tourism’s wintry zone

Goa’s first freezing-n-icy, Snow World in Calangute started by four entrepreneurs is a cool idea for tourists entertainment, says Joseph Pinto Tourism in Goa is 365 days a year thanks to the place being the favorite travel destination of many.

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Pension for lifetime

 By Tensing Rodrigues* Some days back, a reader mailed me a brochure of an insurance company offering a “non-linked, participating, endowment deferred guaranteed pension plan”, asking me if I feel it would be good to invest in it. Probably the reader was clean bowled by that Udupi waiter style rapid fire description. So I thought I would make it a …

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Imbalances lurk below India’s high headline growth

India’s turbocharged growth figures have been criticized by many analysts for giving too flattering a view of Asia’s third-largest economy. Closer scrutiny reveals another reason to worry: It’s the wrong kind of growth. Consumer spending was the main driver behind the 7.3 percent growth in the October-December quarter, as a pick-up in urban spending more than compensated for subdued spending …

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Bitter tablet for Nida Collections

By Adv. Jatin Ramaiya The Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum, North Goa, held Nida Collections (Fabrics), guilty of providing a duplicate and defective Samsung Tablet. Recently the Forum, allowed a complaint filed by Vishwamber @ Sanjay Shirodkar against  Nida Collections (Fabrics) and directed the opponent to replace tablet with new tablet or to refund the amount of Rs.8 000 with interest …

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Forceful Fortuner

A SUV with presence the Fortuner is a formidable in looks and performance. It looms over rivals in sales and commands 74 per cent of the SUV market share in the Rs 25 lakh-Rs 35 lakh price bracket. About 90,000 Fortuner’s have been sold in India since launch in 2009 and check with automobile experts reveal that the vehicle has …

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January car exports down 19% 

According to data from the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) domestic passenger car sales fell for the first time in 15 months by logging a marginal dip of 0.72 per cent to 1,68,303 units in January as against 1,69,527 units a year ago. 

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