Business

Fight against planned Nicaragua Canal goes to inter-American body

Friday, July, 28 2017    

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AFP) — A rural movement in Nicaragua that opposes the Government's plan to build a cross-country canal to rival Panama's on Wednesday said it has taken its fight to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Read More

'No user fee' health policy a win-win for economy and Jamaicans' health — IDB study

BY JOVANEY ASHMAN Observer writer | Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

The government's no-user-fee policy in health care has contributed US$26.6 million (in purchasing power parity terms) worth of net real production to the Jamaican economy while adding 2.15 additional weekly hours to the labour market, according to a recent publication by the... Read More

Chang assures MSMEs of procurement support

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang has assured the small business sector that the Government remains committed to a new procurement process to benefit Micro, Small and Medium-size Enterprises... Read More

Berger doubles profit to $315m

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

In what was described as “solid business results”, Berger Paints Jamaica Ltd more than doubled net profits for its 2016-17 financial year to $315.6 million. Read More

RadioShack coming to Mandeville

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

Vice-President and Managing Director of Unicomer Caribbean Mario Guerrero has confirmed plans for the establishment of electronic retailer RadioShack at the Bargain Centre Mall in Mandeville, Manchester. Read More

Gov't red tape clogs Diaspora investment

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

A study conducted by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) has estimated that Jamaica is losing at least US$108 million ($13.9 billion) annually in untapped Jamaican diaspora investments largely based on structural incapability and rigid government... Read More

Arbitration gets a makeover!

WITH STEPHANIE EWBANK | Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

One of the crucial factors in drafting any modern commercial contract involves assessing the best choice for resolving any dispute that may arise between the parties. Read More

How the Initial Bond Market Works

Kevin Wright | Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

Many fledgling investors and even some who are moderately experienced may have issues with understanding the exact workings of bonds and the bond market as a whole. Read More

How market challengers eat the big fish

Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

RED BULL SURPRISING COCA COLARed Bull, an energy drink sold by Austrian company Red Bull GmbH, has the highest market share of any energy drink in the world, with 5.387 billion cans sold in 2013. Read More

Foote leads American Advertising Federation

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

Arnold 'JJ' Foote, CEO of local advertising agency AdMark, Advertising & Marketing (Ja) Ltd, has been appointed President of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) — Caribbean Region/Caribbean Advertising Federation; a year-long post. Read More

Parliament passes public debt managment Bill

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

Government Senator Kavan Gayle says that the key to the Government's debt management efforts will be how its workers are treated in the process. Read More

Musk, Zuckerberg duel over artificial intelligence

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg were trading jabs on social media over artificial intelligence this week in a debate that has turned personal between the two technology luminaries. Read More

Japan aims to reduce suicides by 30% in 10 years

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Japan aims to cut suicides by 30 per cent over 10 years, with the g overnment Tuesday approving a plan which seeks to curb extreme work hours seen as contributing to one of the world's highest suicide... Read More

Young Nigerians push for removal of political age limits

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

ABUJA, Nigeria (AFP) — Hundreds of young Nigerians marched on the country's p arliament yesterday, calling for lawmakers to remove age barriers on political posts, including the presidency. Read More

Shaken, not replaced: Craig reportedly back as 007 in 2019

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Daniel Craig, the British actor who once complained he'd rather slash his wrists than play James Bond a fifth time, is returning after all as 007, US media reported yesterday. Read More



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