Business

Learning the basics of initial public offerings

WITH KENEISHA NEIL | Wednesday, May, 10 2017    

Many times we watch the business news or read the finance section of the newspaper and see that an Initial Public Offering (IPO) is due on the market, but how many of us actually know what an IPO is?In layman's terms, it is a company's offer to... Read More

Is your business too dependent on your salespeople?

with Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, May, 10 2017    

Recently I observed a salesman selling to a sharp young CEO, and the imbalance was striking. The CEO is a graduate of a world-class business school and is pursuing a doctoral programme in business administration. The rep has an associate degree. The former was interested in... Read More

Jamaica Customs first to adopt latest version of ASYCUDA

Wednesday, May, 10 2017    

Jamaica is on the brink of creating history in the air freight industry, as it will be the first country to adopt the latest version of ASYCUDA World which now integrates the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Cargo-XML messaging standards. Read More

Zacca commited to continuing Sagicor tradition

Wednesday, May, 10 2017    

Christopher Zacca has committed to continuing rich and strong traditions as the new president and CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica.According to Zacca, who was making first presentation as group president and CEO last Thursday, he aims to continue... Read More

Bumble Bee to plead guilty in tuna price-fixing case

Wednesday, May, 10 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Iconic American tuna brand Bumble Bee Foods agreed to plead guilty and pay a US$25-million fine for conspiring to fix prices of canned seafood, the Justice Department announced Monday.Bumble Bee, a... Read More

The main points of Macron's economic programme

Wednesday, May, 10 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Incoming p resident Emmanuel Macron's programme aims to cut away regulation and reduce the weight of the French s tate in the economy — with the objective of freeing up... Read More

'Bibi' and 'Manu' Macron: the unorthodox new power couple

Wednesday, May, 10 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — It is an image that will long live in French political memory. As incoming president Emmanuel Macron stood in front of his cheering supporters at the Louvre on Sunday night to savour his election victory, his wife... Read More

UK super-rich got richer despite Brexit — rich list

Wednesday, May, 10 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain's super-rich “kept calm and carried on making billions” despite worries about Brexit, according to The Sunday Times newspaper's Rich List for 2017, with more billionaires living in the... Read More

Dutch open 'world's largest offshore' wind farm

Wednesday, May, 10 2017    

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP) — Dutch officials on Monday opened what is being billed as one of the world's largest offshore wind farms, with 150 turbines spinning in action far out in the North Sea.Over the next 15 years, the Gemini wind... Read More

Greek unions protest against Sunday trading

Wednesday, May, 10 2017    

ATHENS, Greece (AFP) — Hundreds of people gathered in central Athens to protest against plans to increase Sunday trading hours in a rally organised by unions and communist groups. Sunday's demonstration largely drew members of the PAME... Read More

India's new property law seeks to protect home buyers

Wednesday, May, 10 2017    

GREATER NOIDA, India (AFP) — In 2010, Neena Nagpal and her husband spent their life savings on a flat outside Delhi that was never built. Now, a new law seeks to protect thousands of home buyers like her from unscrupulous property developers. Read More

Sutherland Global Community Tech Centre certifies 100

Monday, May, 8 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Sutherland Global Services Community Technology Centre, the philanthropic arm of Business Process Outsourcing Company Sutherland Global Services, recently certified 100 participants from a short Microsoft Digital Literacy course being offered... Read More

FINSAC victim presents anthology of poems to Shaw

Monday, May, 8 2017    

Former businessman Mecheck Willis last week presented a copy of his anthology of poems, inspired by the devastation he has experienced as a result of the financial meltdown of the 1990s, to Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw.The... Read More

Bernard Lodge lands to boost Red Stripe's cassava production

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 7 2017    

The Government of Jamaica has signed off on a 25-year lease agreement with local brewery Red Stripe for approximately 610 acres of land in St Catherine. The signing ceremony, which took place at the Ministry of Industry,... Read More

JPS says not responsible for broken toe

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, May, 7 2017    

Dear Claudienne,In December 2013 I wrote to the President and CEO of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) about an injury caused by what appeared to be a JPS grounding rod (guy anchor).The letter I sent to the CEO... Read More



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