North Korea economy grows at fastest pace in 17 years

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — Despite global sanctions over its weapons programmes, North Korea's economy grew at the fastest pace in 17 years thanks to a jump in exports and increased production in mining and other industries, the South's central bank ... Read More

IMF says global recovery on firmer footing

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The global economic recovery is on firmer footing as improving growth in China, Europe and Japan offset downward revisions for the United States and Britain, the International Monetary Fund said Sunday. Read More

Airlines will need 637,000 new pilots over next 20 years — Boeing

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Airlines will need 637,000 new pilots over the next 20 years to keep pace with the growth of global air traffic, Boeing reported Tuesday in an annual report on the subject. Read More

India's Ambani to launch free smartphone as he shakes up telecoms

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

MUMBAI, India (AFP) — India's richest man Mukesh Ambani said Friday that his telecoms venture Jio would launch a free smartphone, escalating a price war that is shaking up the country's ultra-competitive mobile market. Read More

20% TAX ON CELLPHONES — Cellphone imports tariff reverts to 20%

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Individuals importing cell phones into the island are once again feeling the pinch following the resumption of a 20 per cent tariff on cellphone imports since the start of the month. Read More

Spain wants Jamaica to make Spanish a second language

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Spain's Secretary for International Cooperation, Fernando Garcia Casas, thinks bilateral cooperation between his country and Jamaic a could be greatly increased by encouraging greater use of the Spanish language here. Read More

Waiting for justice — five years and counting

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Dear Claudienne, Read More

Six awesome apps for use in your business

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Online there are so many wonderful tools you can use in your business. Below I've listed six of my must-have apps, and most of them are FREE - whether they are tools for social media management, creating killer graphics easily, or simply organising your... Read More

Devaluation: help or hindrance?

With Marian Ross | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Devaluation has helped many economies to stabilise amidst crisis. When combined with appropriate monetary policy, an economy can achieve both stabilisation and a positive growth path. Brazil and Canada provide good examples of this. Read More

Ecuadorian designers reinvent indigenous

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

RIOBAMBA, Ecuador (AFP) — After years of taking a backseat to Western style, indigenous fashion is re-emerging in Ecuador, thanks to a new generation of designers who are re-imagining traditional clothes. Read More

Australian malls turn to village life as retailers feel pinch

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — Australia's local merchants struggle with an influx of global names, leading malls are considering returning to their village centre roots to woo new tenants by moving away from shops and offering medical facilities, more restaurants and even amusement... Read More



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