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Reasons to be cheerful

Jamie Lyon | Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

For those of us who may be predisposed to the January blues, ACCA believes that there are reasons to be cheerful. In Professional Insights' latest research on the future of occupations we look at how trends are impacting careers. It tells a story of opportunity, and of a profession that... Read More

Local stock exchange now live on Nasdaq

Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has successfully gone live with Nasdaq Matching Engine and Nasdaq Market Surveillance, thereby enabling the exchange to introduce new products and services, and attract investors. Read More

Business confidence slips

BY ABBION ROBINSON Observer business reporter robinsona@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

The devaluation and fluctuation of the Jamaican dollar, alongside the untamed crime monster, remain the factors that have influenced business confidence and its downward trend, according to pollster Don Anderson. Read More

More juice in the stock market

Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

The local stock market is expected to remain bullish for 2020, particularly given the $89 billion in bonds that will be maturing by October this year. Read More

Victoria Mutual Wealth Management structures $900-million corporate note for Stewart's Hardware

Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

As part of its strategic thrust to propel small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to greater success, Victoria Mutual Wealth Management (VMWM) structured a $900-million corporate note for Stewart's Hardware. The proceeds of the note will be used to refinance... Read More

Sangster International wins 13th World Travel Award

Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

The Sangster International Airport (SIA) for yet another year has been selected as the Caribbean's leading airport, marking their 13th win at the World Travel Awards Caribbean Gala ceremony. Read More

Jamaican Teas board approves another stock split

BY DURRANT PATE Observer business writer | Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

The board of manufacturing and real estate company Jamaican Teas has approved a three-to-one stock split. Read More

Mystic Mountain supports schools recycling plastic

Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

As private sector efforts to help reduce the use of plastic continues to expand, St Ann tourism entity Mystic Mountain has added its support through its Youth Environment and Tourism Project (YETP) to promoting recycling in schools. Read More

NCB Foundation spends $1.9 billion over 16 years

BY KELLARAY MILES Business reporter milesk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

The National Commercial Bank (NCB), through its corporate social responsibility arm, the NCB Foundation, is informing that since they started operations, 16 years ago, a total of $1.9 billion has been spent in assisting with several philanthropic activities... Read More

IMF trims global growth estimates

Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) — Easing US-China trade tensions have lessened uncertainty and the world economy may have hit bottom but a sharp slowdown in India is creating a drag worldwide, the International Monetary Fund said Monday. Read More

Insufficient paid work affects almost half a billion people — ILO

Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

Almost half a billion people are working fewer paid hours than they would like or lack adequate access to paid work, according to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report. Read More

Lower growth expected for Latin American Caribbean region — IMF

Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

The latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) still projects a recovery of economic growth for Latin America and the Caribbean, but at a somewhat lower rate than indicated in its previous estimate. Read More

The Tryall Fund: Serving Hanover for Over 50 Years

Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

Established upwards of 50 years ago as a way for members and friends of the Tryall Club to contribute to the welfare of the parish of Hanover, the Tryall Fund has become an integral part of the community. Last Saturday, the fund hosted The Taste of Tryall — both a marquee event on... Read More

Pompeo urges end to 'tyranny' of Venezuela's Maduro

Tuesday, January, 21 2020    

BOGOTA, Colombia (AFP) — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called yesterday... Read More

Big plans for The Pop Up Marketing agency

BY ABBION ROBINSON Business reporter robinsona@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 19 2020    

IF one has dreams of exploiting a gap in the market and staging a regional expo of cultural expression through business and entrepreneurship, it should be noted that it takes effort and determination. One doesn't simply pop up as an industry-leading innovator. Unless of... Read More


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