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Huawei launches own operating system to rival Android

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

DONGGUAN, China (AFP) — Chinese telecom giant Huawei unveiled its own operating system on Friday, as it faces the threat of losing access to Google's Android platform amid escalating US-China trade tensions. Read More

Can we eat meat and still tame global warming?

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Not everyone needs to become a vegetarian, much less vegan, to keep the planet from overheating, but it would surely make things easier if they did. Read More

JCC pledges to work with regional networks to give support to MSMEs

BY KELLARAY MILES Business reporter milesk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 11 2019    

OUTSIDE of the many other emerging policies which are geared towards improving micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSMEs), the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) has also indicated their own commitment in ensuring that members of this community are adequately supported locally and... Read More

UK economy shrinks for first time since 2012 as Brexit bites

Saturday, August, 10 2019    

LONDON, England (AP) — The British economy unexpectedly shrank in the second quarter for the first time since 2012 as Brexit uncertainties heaped pressure on firms, official figures showed yesterday. Read More

Nestlé goes solar

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer | Friday, August, 9 2019    

NESTLÉ Jamaica Limited has installed its first solar photovoltaic (PV) system at its Ferry Pen head office and distribution centre in Kingston. Read More

Sagicor Select Funds listed on JSE

Friday, August, 9 2019    

Sagicor Select Funds Limited (SSFL) listed its Class B ordinary shares for the Sagicor Financial Select Fund on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) yesterday. Read More

Jamaica's private sector climate change response takes centre stage at global summit

Friday, August, 9 2019    

The response to climate change remains high on the global agenda, and recently, Jamaica's private sector action was showcased at a high-level international summit. Read More

Jamaica, first Caribbean country to sign FX Global Code

BY ABBION ROBINSON Business reporter robinsona@jamaicaobserver | Friday, August, 9 2019    

JAMAICA is the only Caribbean country to sign on to the Bank of International Settlements' Foreign Exchange Global Code of Conduct, according to the president of the Cambio Association of Jamaica (CAJ), Heather Ferguson Fearon. Read More

Bank of America, Jamaica's saving grace

Friday, August, 9 2019    

Jamaica's foreign exchange trading system is being held together by Bank of America, which is the only overseas bank willing to accept its excess cash US dollars. Read More

IICA and Costa Rican Labour Ministry empowers rural female entrepreneurs

Friday, August, 9 2019    

A group of women entrepreneurs from rural areas of San Jose, Costa Rica, are the first to complete a Course on Business Undertakings for Rural Women delivered by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the country's Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS),... Read More

Giving birth on a US tourist visa

Friday, August, 9 2019    

Birth tourism is not illegal and there are no laws prohibiting foreigners from traveling to the United States (US) to give birth. Children born in the US are automatically US citizens, according to the country's constitution. Read More

Tank-Weld expands offerings of heavy-duty vehicles from China

BY DURRANT PATE Observer writer | Friday, August, 9 2019    

TANK-WELD Equipment is expanding its foothold in the provision of heavy-duty vehicles in Jamaica from China. Read More

Cuba to defend itself in US court over ExxonMobil lawsuit

Friday, August, 9 2019    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba announced Tuesday that it would defend itself in US court against oil giant ExxonMobil, which has accused two companies on the island nation of “unlawful trafficking” of its assets after Fidel Castro's 1959 communist... Read More

Mastercard announces Dalton Fowles as country manager in Jamaica

Thursday, August, 8 2019    

Mastercard yesterday announced that Dalton Fowles is the country manager for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, effective July 22. Fowles will be based out of Kingston. Read More

US, Britain back rapid trade deal post-Brexit

Thursday, August, 8 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The top US and British diplomats said Wednesday they were prepared to move “as soon as possible” on a trade deal after Britain's planned withdrawal from the European Union (EU) on October 31. Read More



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