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Trump pushes separate trade deal with Canada, says White House

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump is “seriously contemplating” making separate trade deals with Canada and Mexico in place of the two-decade-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and has broached the idea with Ottawa, a White House... Read More

GraceKennedy opens new financial outlet in Hopewell
HOPEWELL, Hanover — Residents and business operators in Hanover have welcomed the opening of a new commercial banking facility in Hopewell — a district that has been a thriving commerce fixture for more than a century. ... Read More

A TOTAL commitment to Jamaica
Frenchman David Ducognon is clear about one thing — TOTAL Jamaica, the petroleum giant, is a Jamaican company that simply enjoys the international best practices of its French parent.... Read More

New air traffic control tower for Ian Fleming Airport
A new air traffic control tower is to be constructed at Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel, St Mary.... Read More

Oil price unease

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) President Philip Chong says local petroleum dealers are very concerned about the instability in world oil prices which has pushed them to come up with more working capital to run their operations. Read More

25 graduate from Clarendon Youth in Business training programme

Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

Entrepreneur Mark Shand, who owns fashion accessories outlet K&M Designs, first decided to make ladies' handbags from calabash after meeting a woman who owned one for 10 years. Read More

Avoid 'knock-offs'

Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is committed to securing Jamaica's ports of entry, and keeping our people, society and economy safe from illegal imports and trading activities. Read More

JNSBL recognises outstanding performers

Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

A total of 20 employees were recognised for their role in JN Small Business Loans achieving record disbursements for the 2017/18 financial year at an awards ceremony held at Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on June 1. Read More

US small companies may pay more for steel and aluminium 

Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

Many small companies in the United States can expect to pay more for steel and aluminium following the Trump Administration's imposition of tariffs on imports from Europe, Canada and Mexico, small business advocacy groups say. Read More

PM Mottley meets with IMF delegation

Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Prime Minister Mia Mottley yesterday met with a delegation from the International Monetary Fund as her new Administration seeks balance of support funding from the Washington-based financial institution. Read More

Gov't outlines new priorities to turn around ailing Barbados economy

Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — A new session of the Barbados Parliament began here yesterday with the new administration of Prime Minister Mia Mottley outlining a number of initiatives aimed at turning around the ailing economy and ensuring a balanced budget by... Read More

World Cup spending, profits set to fall short of record sums

Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — The 2018 World Cup has cost Russia billions of dollars to stage and will make FIFA hundreds of millions in profit.Still, the big numbers that are routine for major sports events are unlikely to set World Cup records. Read More

Starbucks chief Schultz retiring, may run for president

Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Howard Schultz, who built a small Seattle coffee shop into the global powerhouse Starbucks, announced Monday he was retiring from the company, fuelling speculation he may run for president as a Democrat in 2020. Read More

UK Cabinet backs expansion of London's Heathrow Airport

Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

LONDON (AP) — The British g overnment has approved the construction of a third runway at Heathrow Airport — a decision that puts the long-running issue to an uncertain parliamentary vote. Read More

Mastercard scraps food-for-goals after backlash

Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

Facing an escalating backlash, Mastercard scrapped a charity initiative to donate 10,000 meals to hungry children for every goal scored by Argentina forward Lionel Messi and Brazil counterpart Neymar. Read More



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