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Business eyes big bucks from Diwali

Nearly all businesses are betting on Diwali to increase sales. Jewelers in Goa are confident that the festival will bring in more customers as they prepare themselves for the Dhanteras rush. Sales usually increase by 10 per cent during the festival, said a Panjim based goldsmith adding that he is keeping the choicest of designs to lure buyers to his …

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In the cold

  Left out of government schemes blacksmiths in Goa are finding it difficult to practice their trade and survive, finds out Albert Fernandes

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No deficiency in service by SBI Cards

By Adv. Jatin Ramaiya Ramesh Kurpad aggrieved by the purported deficiency of service by SBI Cards and Payment Service, approached the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, North Goa. Kurpad said that as a customer he was using an SBI Card since five years and the same was utilized regularly by him.

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Snakes in The Grass

By Tensing Rodrigues* Snakes in the grass – sorry, risks in the hiding – are what we need to beware of. We can see the tiger coming and be ready for the attack run away, climb a tree, or whatever it may be. But a snake in the grass attacks unkowingly. There is little we can do then. The moral …

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Domestic prices not in sync with international commodity prices

Though international commodity prices have declined and the inflation significantly decreased on a year-on-year basis there is still sustained price increase in various commodities, said an analysis by a business chamber released on Saturday.

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Investor’s Guide

Slide in stock prices The Bihar election result has not gone the way the market would have liked it to. Thus, it is likely to see a knee-jerk reaction on Monday and it could witness an initial slide of two-three per cent. However, considering that this was a state election and nothing changes at the centre, market over the medium-to-long-term will be …

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Solar installations increasing in automotive industry

From less than 10 MW at the end of 2009 the cumulative solar installations touched 4229 MW at the end of August 2015. Of this, more than 90 percent of the total installations are ground mounted utility scale solar projects. However the contribution of rooftop and ground mounted captive solar in the total solar generation capacity is increasing.

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Scrip Tip

Improving order book Hindustan Construction Company’s adjusted loss in second quarter 2015-16 at Rs 51 million was lower than expected due to settlement of claims of Rs 1.7 billion. Settlement of claims improved the operating profit margin and also helped to decrease debt worth Rs 500 million. Other positives for the stock are improving revenue visibility and potential for faster …

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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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