Business

Citgo is key link between US and Venezuela

Friday, November, 17 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Despite its deepening travails, Venezuela remains an important player in the United States, where it owns oil refineries and pipelines through Citgo, a unit of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA. Read More

PDVSA, Venezuela's oil gem far from its golden age

Friday, November, 17 2017    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — A pillar of Venezuela's economy, PDVSA was in its heyday one of the five top oil companies on the planet. Read More

Kingston Wharves eyes further growth with new logistics facility

Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

Chairman of Kingston Wharves Ltd (KWL), Jeffrey Hall, has expressed confidence that operating profit at the Wharves will continue on an upward trajectory, as the company puts finishing touches on the total logistics facility and the KWL Global Automotive Logistics... Read More

Scott prepares to step down as PSOJ president

BY RICHARD BROWNE Business editor browner@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

P B Scott, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, will be stepping down from that position on November 29, when a new president and team will be elected. Read More

Lasco Financial acquires CrediScotia

Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

LASCO Financial Services has signed an agreement that will see a 100 per cent transfer of ownership of Scotia Jamaica Microfinance Company Limited (Crediscotia). Read More

Hall Pass

Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

  Photos: Naphtali Junior    Read More

Emerging trends in brand management

Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

“A brand is a name with the power to influence.” Kapferer (2016) Read More

Byles is the 25th Hall of Famer

BY RICHARD BROWNE Business editor browner@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

Richard Byles, chairman of Sagicor Group Jamaica and of Red Stripe, was inducted into the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica's (PSOJ) Hall of Fame on Monday, in a glitzy affair attended by some 500 guests at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New... Read More

How the IMF can help Jamaica unleash growth

BY KEITH COLLISTER | Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

After literally decades of failing to complete IMF programmes — which ended with Jamaica telling the IMF goodbye or ta-ta in the mid- 1990's just as we were entering a catastrophic domestic financial crisis which eventually cost 40 per cent of GDP — Jamaica is now the IMF's... Read More

Lee transfers energy at JPS

Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

Having shone brightly as a marketing and communications innovator and strategist at Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Co Ltd, Tishan Lee has now transfered her energy to the position of director, marketing strategy and economic development. Read More

Live locally, earn globally

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

Can you live in Jamaica and own a profitable business overseas? Read More

Jamaica Customs team heads to Portland

Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will make its third stop in the parish of Portland on Friday for its 'Customs Meets the Community' series, being held under the theme: 'Reaching Our Customers Where They Are' . Read More

Bland performance for Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances

Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

Local manufacturer Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances Limited (CFF) has posted a decline of $2.213 million or 10.9 per cent in net profit for its first quarter ending September 30, 2017. Read More

What happens in a default?

Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AFP) — Venezuela has been declared in “selective default” by Standard and Poor's after failing to make interest payments on bond issues as it tries to refinance its US$150 billion foreign debt. Read More

Smog-hit Delhi calls off odd-even car rationing plan

Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — India's smog-choked capital has called off a plan to restrict private vehicle use after the country's top environmental court ruled that women, VIPs and two-wheelers could not be exempt. Read More



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