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Samsung announces next step in Microsoft partnership

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

Samsung Electronics Co has announced the next step in its long-term, strategic partnership with Microsoft to bring seamless productivity experiences across devices, applications and services. Read More

The Diaspora's role in entrepreneurial development in the Caribbean region

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

With the identified constraints of access to funding, taxation and bureaucracy, an inadequately trained workforce, crime and corruption, the Diaspora is called upon to play a significant role in entrepreneurial development within the region. Read More

Loaded MasterCards for Credit Unions

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

The credit unions in Jamaica who are soon to be issued with their very own master debit cards are excited about some of the rewards promised. The Jamaica Co- operative Credit Union League (JCCUL) which currently has a self regulatory mechanism for co-operatives is now... Read More

Opportunity in chaos

BY YANIQUE LeIBA-EBANKS | Sunday, August, 11 2019    

The headlines this week have been anything but boring, but I will let you judge for yourself. Here are a few things that caught our eye from Europe to the US. Read More

Digital and technology — Caribbean potential

HANNIFFA PATTERSON | Sunday, August, 11 2019    

With the new digital wave comes myriad opportunities for the Caribbean, and in particular Jamaica, to step up and make her mark on this bold (new) world. Gone are the days when social media was seen as just a game. People are now realising that we are on the tail of a digital revolution... Read More

Artificial intelligence and humans as work partners - Can it be done?

BY ABBION ROBINSON Business reporter robinsona@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 11 2019    

As Jamaican markets embark on digital transformation there is a host of concerns that humans will have to compete with smart technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI); but Sheldon Powe suggests that the two can coexist in the workplace. Read More

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



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