Business

Making money from lending money

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

Need a “smalls” till pay day? Well there are enough people in need of a short-term consumer loan so that it is a proven business which makes money. Read More

10 tips to building wealth in your 30s

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON Business reporter pattersonh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

Everyone knows that when it comes to wealth, it works best for you when time is on your side. So the sooner you decide to get the ball rolling, the better. Read More

Rich and famous in the Paradise Papers

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Apple, Bono and Queen Elizabeth II are just a few of the big names and companies, revealed in the Paradise Papers leak, to have shifted money across the globe to cut tax. Read More

Hollywood wracked by chaos in aftermath of sex scandals

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Projects are shelved, film releases cancelled, sets shuttered, studios threatened, the Oscars rattled — this is the chaos confronting Hollywood following sex scandals that have brought down power players like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey... Read More

Deadly heat from climate change may hit slums hardest

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — With sheet metal roofs, concrete floors, poor ventilation and spotty electricity, crowded urban slums in Africa can expect to get even hotter and deadlier due to global warming, US researchers said Monday. Read More

Rich nations far behind on US$100B climate pledge — study

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Wealthy countries are falling well short of their pledge... Read More

Britain is happier since voting to leave EU — study

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Morale in Britain has slightly increased since the vote to leave the European Union according to a study published yesterday, despite terror attacks and Brexit uncertainty. Read More

US sanctions help push Venezuela to default

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US sanctions against Venezuela have accelerated the already catastrophic decline of the oil-rich nation's economy, and is pushing it to a debt default that economists say could happen as early as this week. Read More

Nigeria's Buhari proposes record spending for 2018

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

ABUJA, Nigeria (AFP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday presented a record 8.6-trillion-naira (US$24 billion) budget to the National Assembly to support the country's economic recovery. Read More

EU pushes for tax blacklist after Paradise Papers leak

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The EU yesterday pushed for Europe to draw up a blacklist of tax havens after the 'Paradise Papers' revealed loopholes used by Apple and Nike, as well as celebrities including Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton. Read More

Blockchain becoming the rage at US business schools

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — US business schools are beefing up training in the software that underlies digital currency bitcoin, a technology expected to be a game changer in many industries. Read More

Jordan plans new city to ease crowding and congestion

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

AMMAN, Jordan (AFP) — Jordan has announced plans to build a new city east of the capital Amman, in order to ease rising population density and traffic congestion. Read More

Marlene Street-Forrest — breathing life into stocks and shares

BY MOSES JACKSON | Tuesday, November, 7 2017    

Today the Jamaica Observer publishes the second of 12 stories on the nominees for this year's Business Leader Award being held under the theme 'Business Leader: Executive Steward'. The nominees are among the top CEOs in Jamaica. Read More

Josef Forstmayr — keeping Round Hill at the cutting edge

Monday, November, 6 2017    

Today the Jamaica Observer publishes the first of 12 stories on the nominees for this year's Business Leader Award being held under the theme “Business Leader: Executive Steward”. The nominees are among the top CEOs in Jamaica. Read More

Medicanja to list on Canadian, Jamaican stock markets Q1 2018

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Executive chairman of Medicanja Dr Henry Lowe on Friday confirmed to the Jamaica Observer that the company is looking to list on both the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) junior market and the Jamaica Stock Exchange by the first quarter of 2018. Read More



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