EasyJet says Brexit, economic uncertainty hits demand

Tuesday, April, 2 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British no-frills airline EasyJet, on Monday said that uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the economic outlook is hitting demand for air travel. Read More

Stop borrowing to supplement your income, banker urges

Monday, April, 1 2019    

A banker has warned Jamaicans that borrowing to supplement their income could quickly lead to a tragic addiction to credit. Read More

Forex: J$125.59 to one US dollar

Monday, April, 1 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, April 1 ended trading at J$125.59 down by 88 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

VMBS targets the self-employed with new mortgage offer

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

VICTORIA Mutual Building Society, known for its financial solutions to assist Jamaicans in acquiring a house, has rolled out a mortgage product that allows self-employed individuals within the microbusiness sector to access 100 per cent financing for home ownership. Read More

SLB debt spirals out of control for UTech student

with Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

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Fireside chat for Clarke and Peter Blair Henry at Destination Experience

Sunday, March, 31 2019    

A “Fireside Chat” between Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke and Dean Emeritus of the Stern School of Business at New York University (NYU), Peter Blair Henry, will form part of the programme for The Destination Experience Visionaries Summit, during... Read More

BDO says Mayberry more than fit to meet FSC regulatory requirements

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

THE 2018 audited accounts of local investment firm, Mayberry Investments Limited (MIL) released recently, shows that it is more than adequately capitalised to continue meeting minimum regulatory capital adequacy requirements of the Financial Services Commission... Read More

Investment champs

BY TONI-ANN NEITA-ELLIOTT | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

AS the 109th ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Championships winds to a close, I thought it would be fitting to deviate a bit from the usual educational style article and do a motivational article to remind you that if you want to be an investment champ — treat investing like a... Read More

Purity expands line with gluten free products

Sunday, March, 31 2019    

CONSOLIDATED Bakeries (Jamaica) Limited, manufacturer of the Purity and Ms Birdie line of products, has expanded its portfolio of products with a new line of reduced gluten and no-gluten-added products made from cassava flour. Read More

Bridgeton Management Services wins right to go to arbitration in margin call dispute

BY AL EDWARDS | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

THE Court of Appeal has held in favour of Bridgeton Management Services Limited (BMSL) against Mayberry Investments Limited in a case centred on margin maintenance calls and their respective rates. Read More

Possible Bond boom for Jamaican tourism and brands with latest 007 film

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

The Jamaica Observer's story of March 17 that Jamaica was likely to be the leading location for the upcoming 25th James Bond movie is now being reported in the British press. Read More

S&P 500 ends Q1 with biggest quarterly gain since 2009

Sunday, March, 31 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Wall Street stocks surged Friday on optimism over US-China trade talks in the final session of the first quarter, the S&P 500's best since 2009. Read More

Ride-hailing company Lyft rises in Wall Street premier

Sunday, March, 31 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Shares in Lyft surged Friday in its stock market debut, after raising US$2.3 billion in an IPO that marks a turning point for the ride-hailing business and the so-called “sharing economy.” Read More

New York state prepares to ban plastic bags

Sunday, March, 31 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — After several failed attempts, New York state is poised to ban single-use plastic bags provided by stores, making it only the second US state, after California, to pass such a rule. Read More

Crisis drives the South Africa to Zimbabwe cargo shuttle

Sunday, March, 31 2019    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — Towering piles of oil, tyres, biscuits, microwaves and toilet paper filled a small and damp Johannesburg basement — all destined for Zimbabwe. Read More


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