Business

Businesswomen take on nation building and the glass ceiling

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 29 2017    

It is obvious from the answers from three prominent Jamaican women involved with major businesses locally, at Wednesday night's Mayberry Monthly Investors Forum, that the “glass ceiling” is still unbroken. Read More

Rowley says no to the IMF

Friday, September, 29 2017    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says his Administration will not be approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) despite billions of dollars in lost revenue over the last few years. Read More

Trafigura toxic spill victims launch new Dutch court bid

Friday, September, 29 2017    

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AFP) — Lawyers for tens of thousands of victims poisoned by a 2006 toxic spill in the Ivory Coast on Wednesday called for the company behind the dump to pay compensation at the start of a new legal battle. Read More

Samuda says he meant manufacturers no harm

Friday, September, 29 2017    

MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda, in response to the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) ultimatum to present evidence of alleged sugar leakage or apologise, has lamented that he did not intend to tarnish the reputation of the honest,... Read More

Jamaica improves 5 places in Global Competitiveness Report

BY RICHARD BROWNE Business editor browner@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 29 2017    

Jamaica has improved its score by five places in the latest Global Competitiveness Report, moving to 70th position compared to 75 last year. Read More

Analysts back ice cream, cars and dolphins among their top picks for the week

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Friday, September, 29 2017    

Trying to find equity analysts to agree on which stock to buy is a task. Sagicor Investments (SI), Mayberry Investments Ltd (MIL) and JN Fund Managers (JNFM) each disagree on which stocks investors should focus on. Read More

Undervalued bonds = profit opportunity

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Friday, September, 29 2017    

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Canada, US, Mexico herald 'astonishing' progress in trade talks

Friday, September, 29 2017    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canadian, Mexican and US trade representatives on Wednesday trumpeted strides made in a third round of continental free trade talks, despite major irritants casting a shadow over their meeting. Read More

Five per cent is possible — Shaw

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 27 2017    

Minister of Finance Audley Shaw, has committed to waive 1.5 per cent of Government interest on loans from Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) in an effort to facilitate single-digit interest rates to entrepreneurs seeking finance. Read More

JMMB targets SMEs

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 27 2017    

The JMMB Group plans to target nearly three-quarters of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that rely on financing from moneylending agencies and individuals, as well as capture at least 25 per cent of its current clients' children, with the launch of tailored solutions by the end... Read More

ICAJ award for McKnight

Wednesday, September, 27 2017    

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) has recently announced Leighton McKnight as the 2017 ICAJ Distinguished Member Awardee. Read More

COK records improved mid-year performance

Wednesday, September, 27 2017    

The latest unaudited accounts of the City of Kingston Sodality Co-operative Credit Union Limited (COK) feature a significantly improved mid-year performance by some key operating indicators compared to the similar period last year. Read More

Does your board know what its marketing capabilities are?

Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, September, 27 2017    

Late last week one of my favourite young marketers called me in distress. His board of directors was asking for triple-digit growth, but historically his company had never exceeded 20 per cent growth in any year. Read More

Jamaica Customs to begin agency-wide customer service training

Wednesday, September, 27 2017    

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), in keeping with intensified thrust to significantly augment the quality of service it provides to its customers, partners and stakeholders, will begin a series of Customer Service Training Workshops across the length and breadth of the... Read More

UK prison is off the Jamaican table — British high commissioner

BY RICHARD BROWNE Business editor browner@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 27 2017    

The UK's offer to partially fund a new prison for Jamaica is off the table, as far as the new British high commissioner is concerned, unless the Jamaican Government wishes to look again at the proposal. Read More



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