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Oxfam urges radical economic rejig for post-COVID world

Tuesday, January, 26 2021    

LONDON, England (AP) — Anti-poverty organisation Oxfam warned yesterday that the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic will lead to the biggest increase in global inequality on record unless governments radically rejig their economies. Read More

Let's focus on our 'whys'

Monday, January, 25 2021    

The year 2020 was one for the history books, and 2021 is on track to be just as extraordinary. During these unprecedented times, it is essential that we remember the 'whys' that drive us. Read More

JN Group expects big results from tech investment

Monday, January, 25 2021    

The Jamaica National (JN) Group is deepening its investment in, and deployment of, technology to improve services to its members and employees, while increase operational efficiency. Read More

NCB Capital Markets introduces 'Wealth Hub'

Monday, January, 25 2021    

As NCB Capital Markets Limited (NCBCM) continues to adapt to changing market dynamics, the investment brokerage house has launched a centralised support unit dubbed the 'Wealth Hub', designed to give clients remote assistance for sales and service requests and to... Read More

Continuous rise in net remittances

BY DURRANT PATE Observer Business Writer | Sunday, January, 24 2021    

THE latest Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) data show a continuous rise in Jamaica's net remittances. Read More

'Charting Your Financial Course' — topic for Jamaica Observer's next webinar

Sunday, January, 24 2021    

The Jamaica Observer will be hosting another in its series of webinars on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 featuring five renowned experts who will cover different aspects of business and finance heading into the new year. The topic of the webinar is 'Charting Your Financial... Read More

Profits go down at Tropical Battery

BY DURRANT PATE Observer Business Writer | Sunday, January, 24 2021    

Tropical Battery ended its 2020 financial year last September with profits plummeting by 53 per cent on top of revenues growing by seven per cent. Read More

Jamaica National Small Business Loans supporting clients through COVID-19

BY DAVID ROSE Observer Business Writer | Sunday, January, 24 2021    

Even as COVID-19 continues to decimate small businesses and render many firms unable to generally operate, Jamaica National's Small Business Loans (JNSB) arm has been extending a helping hand to its various clients especially micro-entrepreneurs whose lives have been uprooted due to the... Read More

Customs reports US$15.1 billion in exports

Sunday, January, 24 2021    

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) says for the five year period commencing January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2020, the total value of exported goods declared was US$15.1 billion. Read More

High anticipation ahead of start of Digicel/JMEA Business Mentorship Programme

Sunday, January, 24 2021    

Twelve young, promising local professionals and entrepreneurs have been selected to be mentored by some of Jamaica's leading business and industry leaders through the Digicel/Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters (JMEA) Business Mentorship Programme. Read More

Restaurants of Jamaica pumps $130 million into new Pizza Hut Harbour View location

Sunday, January, 24 2021    

Fast food operator Restaurants of Jamaica (ROJ) has added another location to its growing network of restaurants with the addition of the $130-million Pizza Hut location in Harbour View, Kingston. Read More

Planning for life — pensions and old age

BY DAVID ROSE Observer Business Writer | Sunday, January, 24 2021    

Life is a continuous j ourney which can be full of joy, jubilation, sorrow, tears and regrets. When everything is fine, we forget to plan for the future as the present is always a constant that deserves the most attention. This slight dissuasion for... Read More

Credit rating smashed, repaired by Tell Claudienne

Sunday, January, 24 2021    

Dear Claudienne: I am experiencing a very pressing matter that is seriously affecting my mental state. Read More

International Game Technology wins seven-year lottery contract extension with Supreme Ventures

BY DURRANT PATE Observer business writer | Sunday, January, 24 2021    

International Game Technology (IGT) has signed a seven-year contract extension with Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) to continue providing lottery technology, content, and ongoing services and support in Jamaica. Read More

Commodities ingrained in global supply/demand tussle

Sunday, January, 24 2021    

The world has grown tired of the unprecedented 'new normal' imposed on the globe as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic and, coupled with the typical challenges of life, it continues to be a raging fire at the heels of entire industries and economies. The grain commodities market... Read More



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