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PE investment in residential real estate at 4-year low: Report

Institutional investors invested more than US $ 4 billion in the Indian real estate industry in 2018. Total private equity inflows in residential segment stood at $266 million in 2018, a nine per cent drop against 2017 and 82 percent decline since 2015. Commercial real estate got the lion’s share of investments with US $ 2.8 billion in PE funds, …

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Service support from TVS Motors for cyclone Fani affected

TVS Motor Company has activated its Road Side Assistance (RSA) service in Orissa to provide relief efforts to cyclone Fani affected in Orissa,. The initiative is being backed by a 24- hour helpline which addresses customer queries in Odia and Bengali. Further 25 mobile vans are pressed into service in 10 districts across the state to ease vehicle transport for …

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Say cheers!

Goan origin Desmond Nazareth is making waves with country liquor, Mahua. He is got the tribal drink into the mainstream and accepted by the hip drinking crowd, discovers Shoma Patnaik A few years back if somebody offered a tall glass of Mahua at a party it would have raised few eyebrows. The indigenous spirit is drunk across several states in …

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Gaothi kande in demand

Locally grown onions which were once commonly seen hanging in plenty in the kitchens of many homes have now become a prized commodity, reports Bhiva P Parab Few years back farmers in Goa used to cultivate the gaothi kande’ or Uliche Kande  (locally grown onions) and people used to buy them in the summer and store them for the monsoon. However, …

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Vibrant Goa completes Gulf road-show

Team B&C | NT The Vibrant Goa Foundation recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Gulf Maharashtra Business Forum (GMBF) in Dubai to foster bilateral trade between the two regions. The foundation  is organising Goa’s biggest business event to-date, the Vibrant Goa-Global Expo Summit 2019, October 17-19, 2019 at the SP Mukherji stadium, Bambolim. This event is strongly supported …

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Aditya Puri honoured for corporate and philanthropic leadership

Team B&C | NT Aditya Puri, managing director, HDFC Bank, one of India’s most well-known banker’s was honoured for his corporate and philanthropic leadership by the American Indian Foundation’s (AIF) recently.  Puri was honoured at annual New York Gala of AIF for transformative initiatives undertaken by HDFC Bank under his leadership. The Gala saw a gathering of over 600 guests …

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Crude oil on a slippery slope

By DM Deshpande The US ended the Significant Exemption Reduction (SRE) granted to eight countries including India w.e.f. May 2. There was a small hope that the US may after all not carry out its threat. The waiver was granted to specified countries to gradually reduce imports from Iran. According to International Energy Agency exports of oil from Iran had …

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‘Goa has the potential of its own advertising industry’

With several Goan students opting for mass communication, Team B&C checks out the job prospects in the advertising industry. Here, Conrad Stephen, managing director, Purple Crest Advertising, speaks about the various types of openings in advertising. Prior to founding his own advertising firm, Stephen worked in Mumbai with top agencies like McCann Erikson, Lintas and Percept India.  His knowledge of …

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Aditya Puri honoured for corporate and philanthropic leadership

Aditya Puri, managing director, HDFC Bank, one of India’s most well-known banker’s was honoured for his corporate and philanthropic leadership by the American Indian Foundation’s (AIF) recently.  Puri was honoured at annual New York Gala of AIF for transformative initiatives undertaken by HDFC Bank under his leadership.

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