China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'

Wednesday, July, 19 2017    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for an increase in imports and fewer restrictions for foreign investors as Beijing comes under pressure from the US and Europe to provide a more level playing field for companies in the country. Read More

US boosts seasonal worker visas halfway through summer season

Wednesday, July, 19 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Trump administration announced Monday an increase in seasonal worker visas that US resorts depend on, but the move halfway through the summer is unlikely to alleviate a nationwide shortage. Read More


Wednesday, July, 19 2017    

MAESRU, Lesotho (AFP) — In a cottage in rural Lesotho, Tisetso Litheko lays out six full passports packed with immigration stamps showing his constant movement across the border to neighbouring South Africa. Read More

BPOs focused on new brands in 2016

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

During 2016, BPO-related activities focused on the launch of new brands, the expansion of existing companies, and the construction of new BPO commercial accommodation, according to the Economic and Social Survey Jamaica (ESSJ) 2016. Read More

Help! An NCB ATM has taken $6000 from me

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

Dear Claudienne, I maintain a business account at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) in Port Antonio, Portland. Read More


BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

Telecommunication companies Digicel and Verge Communications Ltd in responding to Cable and Wireless Jamaica's (C&WJ) request for an extension for the implementation of termination rates has described the application as 'unacceptable'. Read More

Colin Steele elected to Carib Cement, despite objections

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

The Jamaica Observer understands that an attempt by the Caribbean Cement Company Ltd's (CCCL) board to block Jamaican Colin Steele's election as a director, was soundly defeated at Thursday's annual general meeting (AGM). Read More

The 'R' should be a five-star hit in New Kingston — Bogdanovich

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

Savvy investor Joe Bogdanovich says that he is confident that the new “R” Hotel, formally The Renfrew Hotel, will be a hit in New Kingston. Read More

How to be less frustrated with your money

With Dennise Williams | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

Have you ever felt really annoyed that things are not going your way financially? No matter how hard you plan, things come up and you just cannot save? Worse, you have to borrow to make ends meet, and it seems like the credit card bill can never go down!... Read More

Advice for the next generation

With Toni-Ann Neita | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

My sister, who is 10 years my junior, is part of the generation known more popularly as the “Millennials”, but also known as “Generation Y” or the “Net Generation” (the latter name playing on the fact that they grew up in the digital era). They are the... Read More

Marley Products @ colette

Saturday, July, 15 2017    

Marley Natural products made their European debut last week at the iconic French retailer colette. Products such as the Hemp Seed body wash, Hemp Seed lotion and Hemp Seed lip balm are now available in-store and online. The collection was launched at a pop-up in the store featuring also products... Read More

BCIC expands to Barbados

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter | Friday, July, 14 2017    

Insurance company BCIC is banking on the success of its motor vehicle insurance business model in Jamaica to build a customer base in its first location outside of the country. Read More

Does Jamaica have a resource constraint or management problem?

BY DENNIS CHUNG | Friday, July, 14 2017    

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Sygnus launches into Caribbean financial market

Friday, July, 14 2017    

Sygnus launched on Wednesday as the newest boutique investment house on the block, promising to bring non-traditional financing solutions to the market with independent investment advisory solutions for investors. Read More

Express Catering IPO oversubscribed

Friday, July, 14 2017    

Subscription for Express Catering Ltd's initial public offering (IPO), which opened Wednesday, was closed after a minute due to being oversubscribed. Read More


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