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KFC plans two outlets in Goa

PANJIM:  US based KFC chain of restaurants is spreading its wings throughout India. The Indian Franchise owner-operator Mr Virag Joshi- managing director of Devyani International Ltd plans to open by next year one more KFC outlet in Goa, following the overwhelming response to the first KFG outlet in Caculo Mall Panaji.

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Index stays above $149/t iron ore Baosteel sees steady demand

SINGAPORE: A key iron ore price index slipped to near three-week lows on lean demand from top buyer China even as tight supplies of higher grade material kept price offers firm on Monday.Baoshan Iron & Steel, China’s biggest listed steelmaker, expects steel demand to remain steady in 2011, given uncertainties facing the sector, although prices of iron ore should stay high, Ma Guoqiang, the company’s general manager, said on Monday.

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Sony promotes lucky draw

PANAJI: Sony has launched an entire range of 3D products including BRAVIA, Cyber-shot, Home Theatre System, Blu-ray Player and Playstation.

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Centre hopeful of consensus

NEW DELHI: The Centre today exuded confidence that state finance ministers will be able to achieve consensus at their Goa meeting and pave the way for implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which has been hanging fire for quite some time.

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MSME workers demand social security

THANE: Demanding social security, the representatives of micro, small and medium enterprises today urged government to formulate a policy for their welfare. “Government servants and private employees have insurance for them, and MLAs or MPs derive pensions but when it comes to the small entrepreneurs they are left high and dry.

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