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Lure for Gold Lovers

Two schemes, Gold Monetisation Scheme and the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme have been launched recently to lure gold lovers. Their chances of success is sketchy, finds out Shoma Patnaik A major problem faced by government is the galloping consumption of gold. Unrelenting demand for the precious metal means that India’s gold imports are high. It is about 800 tons- 1,000 …

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Laudable Laundry

There are several laundries in Goa but tracking the progress of Swift Wash at Sancoale is engrossing for Sudesh Bhosle The laundry industry is growing in Goa and it is reflected in more outlets and entry of new players in the fray. However none of the laundries in operation have origins as inspiring as Swift Wash, a mechanized laundry unit …

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‘Need to bridge the gap in knowledge of new engineers’

Recently the Institution of Engineers had its annual meet in Panaji. Here Gerard D’Mello, Goa chairman, shares insight on the engineering profession and its future prospects. Interview by Shoaib Shaikh What do you feel about the capacity building process in our engineering institutes as well as the industry? Firstly, we need to bridge the gap in the knowledge of our …

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Managing risk in your portfolio

By Tensing Rodrigues*   Rather than getting worried about losing on your investments when dark clouds gather in the sky it is better to create a portfolio of your choice and maintain its risk at a comfortable levels on a regular basis. Now, what are the assets that are likely to be there in your portfolio? I shall leave out …

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Matching idea with opportunity before starting an enterprise

By Bhasker Assoldekar   Whenever I visit Hyderabad I spend at least one evening with one of my batch mates from IIM-A. It was his fervent wish for many years to become an entrepreneur like me but he wanted to be a social entrepreneur and serve the underprivileged kids and needy people. However during the last visit of mine in …

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Trying hard to connect

Demand for hybrid and electric cars is yet to pick up, but with automobile companies gearing up for another shot at the segment expect more hybrids on Goan roads, reports Shoma Patnaik Air pollution is a major issue on Goan roads with fuel emission from automobiles a major cause of poor air quality. So it is great to come across …

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Easy on the pocket Mahindra Centuro

Aggressive pricing and new features is the Mahindra Centuro’s USP among motor cycles, discovers Team B&C   The Mahindra Centuro is Mahindra Group’s first foray into the 110 cc segment of the motor cycle market. The 110 cc segment is the buzzing segment of India’s two-wheeler industry as it comprises for largest sales and also has the maximum number of …

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LIC’s crorepati agents in Goa 

Selling an insurance policy worth Rs 1 crore is no big deal for insurance agents, Rajesh Chedda and Pradip Joshi, who currently are India’s top two LIC agents, reports Shoma Patnaik

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‘Susegado often misunderstood by people’

Sindhi businessman Ashok Belani, proprietor, Talk of Town Shoeland, Vasco came to Goa way back in 1973 when he was just a child. A second generation businessman, he has enhanced his father’s store and made it bigger

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