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When two is Company

Two Goan lads, Vikram Nayak and Damodar S Divkar, are known as fearless in the business of discharging sludge and waste oil from a ballast tank in the hull of a ship of any size. Together, they built Sidereal Agencies and were looking at a bright future when mining was banned. Today, the duo are struggling to keep their heads above water, writes MICHAEL FISHER

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Building blocks of success

A R Mines was on a roll processing manganese ore until extraction of the ore in the buffer zone of the Netravali sanctuary was banned. He tried importing the ore, but business never took off. Caught in a dilemma, he turned to manufacturing concrete bricks and is back on the road to success, writes MICHAEL FISHER

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Not a walk in the park

A hotel’s general manager job profile is far from easy these days. More than the everyday handling of operations, it is about revenue management, pricing and that all important chore called, the daily walk, Vikram Antao,

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Pharma industry: Making its mark

The global pharma industry has been abuzz with recent reports of high-profile acquisitions, sellouts and tie-ups between top firms. Companies are competing for a slice of the lucrative business.

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Lassi flying off the shelves

Latent demand is churning up the lassi market in Goa where previously residents had little to do with the drink, finds out Shoma Patnaik

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Slow road to revival

Prawn or shrimp farming is an attractive proposition throughout India with cultivators certain of high returns. In Goa, the sector is just reviving after a crash, discovers Shoma Patnaik
Despite increasing prices,

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Many prawn farms shut down

The year 1991-1998 was boom period for prawns/shrimps in Goa when about 45-50 farms were functioning and producers made robust profits. Farming then was carried out both traditionally and non-traditionally; in salt pans, near the sluice gates, etc.

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Making a mark in financial services

Ashustosh Kharangate, managing partner, Mangal Advisory Services is charting his own path in Goa’s emerging financial services industry, finds out Shoma Patnaik

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Wrestling with real estate

By Michael Fisher | B&C
With expertise in building hotels and resorts in the coastal belt, warehouses in industrial estates, and manufacturing units for pharmaceutical firms, schools,

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Iron ore: Pumping up production

Even as Goa gets ready to pump out 20 million tonnes of low-grade iron ore, the going is not expected to be as good as before as big companies around the world expand production to meet demand and China cracks down on local companies using stockpiles as collateral for loans. B&C brings you news from all over the world.

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