Business

RUBiS opens modernised service station in St Ann's Bay

Petroleum marketing company RUBiS Energy Jamaica opened its newly refurbished service station and C Store in St Ann's Bay on September 25, saying that it is a part of a larger modernisation project in which the company is investing as it looks to roll out similar facilities across the... Read More

Jamaica to benefit from US$7.52-m grant funding
Jamaica is set to benefit from an initial US$7.52 million in grant funding under the ninth cycle of the Caribbean Development Bank's (CDB) Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF 9).... Read More

Search on for best start-up in Jamaica
The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has partnered with Swiss based-company, Seedstars World, to assist in identifying the best start-up to represent Jamaica in a regional competition.... Read More

FHC Investments partners with Oppenheimer Asset Management
FHC Investments Limited (FHCIL) has entered a partnership with top-tier New York-based firm, Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc.It's a deal that FHCIL reckons will expand its list of global investments.... Read More

Wehby says national honour will push him to work harder for Jamaica

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

Group Chief Executive Officer of GraceKennedy Limited and Government Senator Don Wehby on Monday received the Order of Distinction (commander class) for sterling contribution to the public and private sectors at the National Honours and Awards Ceremony. Read More

MORE SLICES — Little Caesars expands

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

Plans are now under way for the opening of a Little Caesars Hot-N-Ready pizza store in the Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre, the first of three new locations in the franchise that already has restaurants in Cross Roads and Manor Centre in Kingston, and Portmore in St... Read More

How to get your marketing budget approved

Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

Should I approve this expenditure? Read More

A strong financial foundation is key to entrepreneurial success

by Vintoria Bernard | Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

For many Jamaicans, the decision to be our own bosses did not come easily. Like many of our peers, we left university wanting to find a great company, work hard and aim for the top. We were assured of a monthly cheque, and as we climbed the corporate ladder, status and recognition would... Read More

Multi-billion-dollar firms push Guangdong province's GDP to US$1.2 trillion in 2016

BY PETE SANKEY Senior associate editor sankeyp@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

BEIJING, China — Guangdong province in this Asian country is home to some of China's fastest-growing companies which are becoming household names in several countries across the globe. Read More

Netflix sinking deeper into debt to fuel subscriber growth

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world's biggest video subscription service. Read More

After 2 months, deadlock pushes NAFTA talks into 2018

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — Canada, the United States and Mexico yesterday pushed into 2018 the current talks to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), saying significant disagreements remained among the three sides. Read More

Goldman Sachs third-quarter results beat forecasts despite trading drop

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs' third-quarter profits fell three per cent from a year earlier, as the trading desks at Wall Street's biggest investment bank were weighed down by a slow summer that also impacted most of its competition. The results still beat analysts' forecast,... Read More

Trump's fortune slides by US$600-m on Forbes wealth list

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — America's richest may be getting richer but President Donald Trump's fortune has slid by US$600 million to US$3.1 billion, according to a list of 400 billionaires released by Forbes magazine... Read More

Dow briefly crosses 23,000 for 1st time

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The Dow edged to a fresh record yesterday, briefly topping 23,000 points for the first time, following a batch of mostly good earnings. Read More

China's economic growth slowed in third quarter — AFP survey

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — China's economic growth likely eased in the third quarter but is on course to beat the Government's annual forecast, analysts say, providing a boon for the Communist Party as it prepares to hand Xi Jinping a second term as president. Read More



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