Business

Money confusion

With Dennise Williams | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

One of the most annoying feelings is when your money feels confused. You know you should be doing better. You work hard. You give 100 per cent of yourself to the project or the people or the place. Yet, if you feel like you get back 10 per cent in return, that is... Read More

The real return on real estate

Marian Ross | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

Twenty years ago, a patty cost $20. Today, a patty costs $120. Therefore, I should be able to buy six patties today with the same funds I used to buy one in 1998. Read More

British tourists to return to Tunisia after security boost – minister

Sunday, February, 4 2018    

TUNIS, Tunisia (AFP) – Britain's security minister, Ben Wallace, on Friday praised efforts by Tunisia to boost security and said he expects a return of tourists from his country, two-and-a-half years after a terror attack on a beach in which 30 Britons were... Read More

China plans to allow gambling on Hainan island: report

Sunday, February, 4 2018    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — Beijing is considering plans to allow gambling on Hainan island and end a long-standing ban in China, which could open the way for casinos in the province and threaten Macau's lucrative gaming industry, Bloomberg reported Friday. Read More

FID to become independent government department

Saturday, February, 3 2018    

FINANCE and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw has announced that the Financial Investigations Division (FID), which falls under his ministry, is to become an independent government department. Read More

Smart homes, shared homes and homes for the young at heart

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Friday, February, 2 2018    

Global and local lifestyle trends are having a direct impact on how developers have to build new properties. Those trends include the fact that there are more than 44 million users of short-term rental site Airbnb.com, and that more than 13 per cent of Jamaica's population is over 55... Read More

Career Ladder - Silvera welcomed to Toucan

Friday, February, 2 2018    

Kelly Silvera is now general manager of the Jamaican arm of Toucan Ltd, an interactive advertising agency incorporated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Read More

Foreign exchange market dynamics

BY TONY MORRISON | Friday, February, 2 2018    

There are several major factors, in isolation or in tandem, which can impact the state of the foreign exchange market, and therefore the exchange rate.These include: Read More

More growth predicted for US stock market

BY KEITH COLLISTER | Friday, February, 2 2018    

At the Jamaica Stock Exchange conference last week, in a presentation entitled “Boom, Bust and Recoveries”, Oppenheimer's chief investment strategist John Stoltzfus stated that his target for the US S&P 500 index for end 2018 is 3,000 points. Read More

Castro freezes Cuban private sector, throws future in doubt

Friday, February, 2 2018    

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Two years after taking office, President Raul Castro widened the niche for private enterprise in Cuba's state-dominated economy. Capitalism came pouring in. Read More

Havana protests US move to increase Internet access in Cuba

Friday, February, 2 2018    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Havana has formally protested the creation of a US task force aimed at increasing Internet access on the island, saying it “violates” Cuban “sovereignty”. Read More

Haiti has development lessons for Jamaica

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Friday, February, 2 2018    

Robert Paret, CEO of Haitian investment bank ProFin, based in Port-au-Prince, says that his country stands ready to work with Jamaican investment banks to learn best practices. Read More

Venezuela says UN chief 'went too far' in Guyana border dispute

Friday, February, 2 2018    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela on Wednesday said that UN Secretary General “went too far” by referring a century-old border dispute with Guyana to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Read More

The Barbados economy is slowing down, warns IMF

Friday, February, 2 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed concern about Barbados's large fiscal deficit, high debt and low foreign reserves. Read More

Central America's violent Northern Triangle in Trump's crosshairs

Friday, February, 2 2018    

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AFP) — Debate is raging in America over how to adapt the country's immigration laws — a process that will invariably affect Central America's so-called Northern Triangle. Read More



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