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Fitch raises Greece's debt rating, citing stability, growth

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Fitch ratings agency on Friday upgraded Greece's sovereign debt grade, citing budget surpluses, greater political stability and the growing economy. Read More

Montserrat to try Digital Eastern Caribbean Dollars with blockchain start-up Bitt

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

BRADES, Montserrat (CMC) —Premier Donaldson Romeo has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Barbados-based blockchain start-up Bitt to create a digital payments ecosystem. Read More

Venezuela begins selling oil-backed cryptocurrency

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela formally launched its new oil-backed cryptocurrency yesterday in an unconventional bid to haul itself out of a deepening economic crisis. Read More

'Painful': Citizens count Brexit's personal cost

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Frustrated by Brexit negotiations, angry at Brussels or simply afraid of the future, ordinary Britons and other Europeans are already taking life-changing decisions a year before Britain leaves the EU. Read More

US eyes heavy tariffs on China, Russia to counter steel, aluminium glut

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Commerce Department on Friday recommended imposing heavy tariffs on China, Russia and other countries to counter a global glut in steel and aluminium which it says threatens national security. Read More

Bangladesh bourse approves China bid, rejects India offer

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AFP) — Bangladesh has agreed to sell a large stake in its stock exchange to a Chinese consortium, an official said yesterday, rebuffing a rival bid from India that raised political sensitivities. Read More

Richard Branson announces Hyperloop plan for India

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

MUMBAI, India (AFP) — Virgin Hyperloop One, the futuristic transport start-up backed by British tycoon Richard Branson, has announced plans for a superfast rail network linking India's financial capital Mumbai to the city of Pune. Read More

Abuse or unemployment: stark choice for many Filippina helpers

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) – After the murder of a Philippine maid in Kuwait, domestic helpers are streaming back to Manila with tales of abusive employers – but many are still prepared to take their chances overseas again. Read More

Multiple income streams with internet marketing

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

Ever thought of selling US$0.50 microwave covers from Alibaba.com on Amazon.com for US$12.00? What about sitting on a beach here in Jamaica and sourcing cold weather door strips to sell online during the bad winter months in North America? Read More

Elite Diagnostic lists on the Junior Market

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

Elite Diagnostic Limited is set to see its shares listed on the Junior Market at the Jamaica Stock Exchange in downtown Kingston today at 9:00 a.m. Read More

Detained Latvian central bank chief suspected of bribe-taking

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

RIGA, Latvia (AFP) — Latvian anti-corruption authorities yesterday said they suspected an unnamed senior official of accepting a 100,000-euro bribe, with local media naming the central bank governor arrested over the weekend. Read More

Arsenal announce record shirt deal with Emirates

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Arsenal announced the club's biggest-ever sponsorship deal, worth a reported 200 million, yesterday, extending their shirt partnership with Dubai-based airline Emirates by five years. Read More

CCL Business Technology stages open house

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

Copiers and Consumables Limited is now trading as CCL Business Technology, saying it is part of the company's growth strategy as it marks its 15th anniversary. Read More

Local entrepreneur starts Jamaica's answer to Amazon

Monday, February, 19 2018    

JAMAICA'S leading information technology magnate Douglas Halsall still has a little way yet to complete his current fixation, which is to fully digitalise operations at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Mona. Read More

Thank you!

Monday, February, 19 2018    

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlet (left) reads a letter from Prime Minister Andrew Holness to designer Ralph Lauren and his wife Ricky at Round Hill last Saturday thanking them for their contribution to Jamaica. (Photo: Antonio Graham) Read More



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