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Refreshing fizz

The only Goan company to be taken seriously by multi-nationals, Western Beverages is a competitive player in the soft drink and bottled water industry, finds out SHOMA PATNAIK

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Economics of Goa’s iron ore

If mining is to remain a major economic activity in Goa, there is a need for sustainable volume, process and cost structure, along with making mining more community friendly with latest technology and state of the art infrastructure to support scale, writes P K MUKHERJEE

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Safety ratings for cars could affect insurance premiums

By Deepak Yohannan Earlier this year, an independent testing agency based in the United Kingdom carried out crash tests on small cars that are popular in the Indian market—including such brands as Maruti Alto 800, Volkswagen Polo, Hyundai i10, Tata Nano and Ford Figo.

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A safe sip

Rising awareness about water-borne diseases, increasing disposable incomes, growing urbanization and a low penetration level are some factors that are pushing sales of water purifiers across India

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A wide berth

By Sudesh Bhosle | B&C The Mormugao Port is one of the oldest ports in the country and has been contributing to the economic development of Goa. Work on the port commenced in 1882, and in 1885 the first ship was berthed. Goa was at that time under the Portuguese rule. Initially there were only three berths and subsequently more …

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Maximising your tax savings – Options beyond 80C

By Deepak Yohannan The most common and popular section used by tax payers is Sections 80C and its sub-sets 80CCC and 80CCD, with its combined Rs 1,00,000 limit. Apart from Section 80C, one should look beyond at the other sections to significantly minimise the tax liability. Here is a detailed look at them. Section 80CCG- Your option over and above …

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Pitter-patter business

By Team B&C A sure sign of approaching monsoons in Goa is the transformation of cobblers around the city. Until May-end, cobblers are busy in their corner stalls fixing shoe uppers and repairing heels. But the first drop of rain sees them changing profession discretely. Almost overnight the traditional ‘mochis’ turn into umbrella repairers and get down to dexterously tackling …

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In revival mode

The future is optimistic for Goa Carbon Ltd with demand reviving and smart turnaround numbers in April-June quarter of 2014-15, reports SHOMA PATNAIK On the back of robust results in first quarter of the year and with demand reviving, things look cheery for Goa Carbon Ltd in 2014-15. Exchange rate volatility and recession adversely affected the company finances in 2013-14. …

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A Bumpy Ride

The government has recently announced construction of a third Mandovi bridge with two flyovers on either side. This state-of-the-art project is expected to ease traffic congestion mostly witnessed at peak hours. However, before embarking upon such grandiose plans, it would be prudent to upgrade the level of the existing road infrastructure in the state on a priority basis and ensure …

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