Business

NIR at comfortable level, says IMF representative to Jamaica

Both the central bank of Jamaica and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) appear to be holding fast to the policy position of continued build-up of the net international reserves against future shocks.Jamaica's NIR has moved... Read More

And The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to...

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Nestl Jamaica Limited will be honoured tomorrow, Thursday, May 25, at the 19th staging of The Jamaica Observer Table Table Food Awards with The Lifetime Achievement Award.The glittering Awards... Read More

New trading platform will make small investors happy — Street Forrest

BY AVIA COLLINDER Business reporter collindera@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Marlene Street Forrest, managing director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), says that the current problem experienced by investors who are unable to specify a minimum number of trades will come to an end with the introduction before year end of a new trading... Read More

PanJam eyes possible development zone in MoBay

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

PanJam Investment Ltd has identified a possible location to replicate the Courtyard by Marriot hotel brand in Montego Bay, St James.Chief operating officer of the Jamaican conglomerate, Paul Hanworth, noted that while the... Read More

Jamaica Customs heads to St Elizabeth

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) heads to Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth tomorrow for its inaugural community-based engagement, “Customs Meets the Community,” under the theme: 'Reaching Our Customers Where They Are.' Read More

HEART Trust to break ground for BPO Finishing School

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserve.com | Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Jamaica's training institute HEART Trust/NTA, in collaboration with private sector bodies, plans to break ground for a BPO Finishing School at the HEART College of Innovation and Technology in Montego Bay by year end. The... Read More

JMA and First Angels move to improve MSME success rate

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

The Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with equity financing network FirstAngelsJa (FAJ) as part of efforts to improve access to finance for its members, particularly micro, small and medium-sized entities... Read More

OPEC is perilously close to the edge of a cliff

BY Philip Baker | Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

OPEC is perilously close to the edge of a cliff, and it will face a moment of truth tomorrow.The latest published US Energy Information Administration (EIA) data reveal that with the rise in US energy self-sufficiency due largely to rapid,... Read More

A common mistake that most marketing managers make

Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

While reviewing a marketing plan recently, I suggested to the author that brand awareness was not a marketing objective. She insisted that it was one of her primary marketing objectives and outlined her reason. It was her marketing plan and she was defiant. It... Read More

Resolving the riddle of redundancy consultations

WITH JAHMAR CLARKE | Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Riddle me this, riddle me that: Make me redundant without prior consultation, you must hire me back! Or so everybody thought. The Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) ruled in Sappleton v Cemex Jamaica Ltd that Cemex did not need... Read More

Oil producers to extend output curbs at OPEC meeting

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

VIENNA, Austria (AFP) — Oil producers inside and outside the OPEC cartel began gathering in Vienna yesterday ahead of a meeting expected to agree an extension of production curbs aimed at easing a global supply glut.Less predictable,... Read More

Fed says 30% of US adults face financial strain

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Nearly one-third of US adults face financial difficulties or are “just getting by”, despite a slight improvement in well-being in the overall population, according to Federal Reserve report released Friday. Read More



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