Business

Only in Jamaica: why is my motor vehicle title taking so long to process?

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Dear Claudienne,On July 17, 2017, I purchased a 2012 Subaru Impreza Anesis motor vehicle in Jamaica from MAX Advance Auto Zone Ltd through a loan from the Navy Credit Union located in the USA. Read More

NCB prepares to open new MoBay centre

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

National Commercial Bank's (NCB's) Financial Group will next Monday open its multifaceted banking and financial services centre in Fairview, Montego Bay. Read More

Tourism conference to examine hurricane resilience and impact of climate change

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says the first day of the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) conference will also be dedicated to talks on the subject of climate change and its economic impact on Caribbean nations. Read More

Chopstix takes aim at creating a global gastronomic destination in Kingston

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON Business reporter pattersonh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Asia collided with Kingston last week at the Jamaica Food and Drink Festival. Read More

Current IMF thinking on Jamaica's exchange rate and the state of public sector reform

BY KEITH COLLISTER | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Yesterday the IMF released its second review of Jamaica's current Stand-By Arrangement. The focus of the review included exchange rate and liquidity management, and ongoing wage negotiations, amongst other things. Read More

What are your money vibes?

WITH DENNISE WILLIAMS | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Jamaican vibes are characterised as chill and laid-back. Yet, financially speaking, many of us give off vibes that are not chill and laid-back. Read More

The business of art therapy

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Having seen the power of creativity and art to transform the lives of her own children, Denise Robinson knew that this was the business she wanted to pursue as a creativity consultant. Read More

Local vs international bonds: What's the difference?

BY LISA MINTO-POWELL | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Investing in a low interest rate environment can be very challenging. Investors are actively seeking new types of instruments to place their hard-earned life savings. They will sometimes overlook many obvious risks just for the sake of earning high returns, and it turns... Read More

Colombia hosting 470,000 Venezuelans: Santos

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

BOGOTA, Colombia (AFP) — Colombia is bearing the brunt of Venezuela's economic and political chaos, President Juan Manuel Santos said Friday, hosting nearly 470,000 people who have fled the crisis. Read More

Trump says he will terminate green card lottery programme

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would end the popular US green card lottery after a radicalised Uzbek man who entered the country under the programme killed eight people in New York. Read More

Apple's iPhone X hits stores as profits soar

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Apple's flagship iPhone X hit stores around the world Friday, as the company predicted bumper sales despite the handset's eye-watering price tag and celebrated a surge in profits. Read More

Shaw happy with drop in unemployment

Saturday, November, 4 2017    

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw has hailed the continued decrease in the country's unemployment rate as a positive reflection of the current sprout of financial growth. Read More

IMF gives Jamaica top marks

BY RICHARD BROWNE Business editor browner@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 3 2017    

While the IMF has praised Jamaica for its exemplary implementation of difficult economic reforms, the fund is still at a loss as to why Jamaica's economic growth should be so low. Read More

PA Benjamin looks to LatAm, Ghana

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 3 2017    

Local manufacturer PA Benjamin is aggressively targeting Latin America and Ghana as the newest markets to boost export sales. Read More

Alpart to use LNG instead of coal

Friday, November, 3 2017    

The following story was first on the online version of the Jamaica Observer yesterday .  Read More



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