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Pulse Investments projects 5 per cent reduction in revenues

BY KELLARAY MILES Business reporter milesk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

Pulse Investment Limited says that given the global downturn in the international modelling industry brought about by the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), they are expecting to lose about five per cent or some $60 million in earnings at the end of this financial... Read More

Real estate board advises public to access services online

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

IN light of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the need to observe social distancing as a means of containing the spread, chief executive officer of the Real Estate Board and Commission of Strata Corporations Sandra Garrick is advising the public to utilise the entity's online... Read More

No clearance of goods for people in quarantine

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

Jamaica and many other countries have been negatively affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The impact of this virus has had unprecedented and far-reaching effects globally. It is therefore crucial that the public and private sector, and Jamaicans on a whole,... Read More

Speedy action needed for economic reform amidst COVID-19-OECD

BY KELLARAY MILES Business reporter milesk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak already bringing considerable suffering and major economic disruptions across the world, there is the view that only swift and decisive actions by governments and their nationals will help countries overcome the disease and its... Read More

Sagicor Bank advises point-of-sale merchants

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

Sagicor Bank, in ensuring that safety is practised while using point-of-sale (POS) and mobile point-of-sale (MPOS) devices to conduct business in light of the new realities of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, has urged merchants to exercise every... Read More

Well-being in hard times

BY SHARON CRITCHLOW | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

Many of us who have been through the 2008 financial crisis are looking back at our coping strategies diuring that difficult time and are thinking of how we can apply them again today. Read More

E-signatures and e-contracts in the 'working remotely' age

with KERRY ANNE MAYNE | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

Globally, many brick and mortar enterprises are shutting their physical office doors due to the outbreak of COVID-19. This has forced employees of these businesses to transition to the new norm of working remotely. Similarly, clients and other stakeholders have had to... Read More

What high crime means to Jamaica: While it persists, get used to low growth

Dennis Jones | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

No amount of comparison changes the fact that Jamaica's crime problems are Jamaica's problems, and for it to solve, alone or with the help of outside agencies. Read More

Meet Eric Yuan, the man who makes your Zoom meetings possible

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — If you hadn't already heard have of Zoom Video Communications, there is a decent chance you've made its acquaintance over the past few weeks. Read More

China's manufacturing rebounds as virus controls ease

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

BEIJING, China (AP) — China's manufacturing rebounded in March as authorities relaxed anti-disease controls and allowed factories to reopen, an official survey showed yesterday, but an industry group warned the economy has yet to fully recover. Read More

World Bank sees outbreak taking a big toll on Asia's economy

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank is estimating that the cornavirus outbreak will cause economic growth to slow significantly this year in China and other East Asian-Pacific countries, throwing millions into poverty. Read More

Virus slump expected to rival big recessions in history

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — The coronavirus-related recessions around the world are going to be bad — and for some of the world's major industrial nations the worst that anyone alive has experienced, according to analysts at Deutsche Bank. Read More

US outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

MIAMI, United States (AP) — The Trump Administration is prepared to lift crippling sanctions on Venezuela in support of a new proposal to form a transitional government requiring both Nicolas Maduro and Opposition leader Juan Guaidó to step aside in favour of a five-person... Read More

Farming hit by COVID-19

BY KELLARAY MILES Business reporter milesk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

As the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is felt across the country, small farmers — especially those who supply produce to the now-dormant tourism sector — are among those most affected. Read More

SSL safe and secured

BY DURRANT PATE Observer business writer | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

Investment and stockbrokerage firm Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) is safe for business, based on information provided by company executives and corroborated by an independent audit done, as directed by its financial regulator the Financial Services Commission (FSC). Read More



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