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Tailor-made for entrepreneurship

From shop keeper to businessman, the transition to entrepreneurships is been smooth and seamless for Abdul Mutalib Shaikh, owner, Raahi Enterprises, says Abdulla Khan Based in Valpoi, Raahi Enterprises owned by Abdul Mutalib Shaikh is perhaps one of the few stores in the state focusing on uniforms. The store has created a niche for itself by manufacturing uniforms of all …

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Amazon in public spat with traders over discounts

Ecommerce giant defended its business strategies in India as it came under fire from a local trader group recently over discounted products on the global e-commerce giant’s website. New e-commerce foreign investment rules that took effect in February 2019 were designed to help small traders by curbing heavy online discounting. But traders have complained that big online retailers use complex …

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Government gets a bounty from RBI

By DM Deshpande At last, it has been decided that the RBI would transfer Rs1.76 trillion to the government coffers. It should immediately put to rest all the controversies that surrounded the transfer of surplus and reserves held by the apex bank. How much reserves should the RBI keep to itself and how much it should transfer to RBI had …

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About bad times in stock market investments

By Tensing Rodrigues The times are bad. At least that is what the headlines in the media tell us. What are we to make of it? Do we accept it or do we reject it or do we just pretend not to hear it? You may say, what does it matter? It does. A crucial element in investment is what …

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Marking women empowerment

Women entrepreneurs took the lead in encouraging their fraternity members during a conference organised by the CII Indian Women Network (IWN), Goa, on August 30. Nila Mohanan, secretary, education and industry, Lalit Saraswat, chairman, CII Goa, Kalpana Unadkat, chairperson, CII IWN western region, Shika Pandey, cricketer, Regina L M Dourado, senior chief superintendent, GSL, industrialists Dean Menezes and Atul Pai …

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Power-packed meeting of IT companies at GTA celebrations

Participants of Goan IT industry gathered in full strength last week for the second anniversary event of the Goa Technology Association (GTA), the representative body of local industry. More than 150 companies, promoters and government officials were present at the function attended by the Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant, the IT minister, Jennifer Monserrate and prominent members of industry. The anniversary …

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PNB-Goa focuses on customer service

Customer satisfaction is the key in banking industry. Quality of service is very important and plays an important role in increasing the number of customers of banks. In line with RBI directions that,  each bank should implement customer relation programmes by holding periodical meetings, Punjab National Bank organized a customer relation programme at Margao where account holders from all segments …

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Striving to increase exports from Goa to Africa

With the aim of encouraging exports by Goan businessmen, the World Trade Center, Goa and Mumbai offices jointly organized a Market Development Program-Africa. The programme  sought to give local exporters and manufacturers an in-depth understanding of the mesmerizing continent of Africa. It intended to persuade Goan manufacturers to make tailor made products and services that would sell well in Africa. …

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Aahar Ways Expo held

The state played host to Aahar Ways Expo Goa 2019, a food, catering and hospitality event last week. Apart from display of products, the expo included competitions and seminars on various topics such as challenges in hospitality industry, role of evolving technologies in uplifting guest experience and efficiencies for housekeeping operations. This year’s edition of Aahar Ways Expo had more …

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Exclusive debit cards for high spending millennials

HDFC Bank Ltd., and MasterCard today launched Millennia cards catering exclusively to the lifestyles and aspirations of millennials. The cards come loaded with benefits and rewards specifically for the digital-first generation. Millennials account for 34 per cent of India’s population. According to both partners, millennials have a different approach to life. They are shaped by technology and not in a …

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