New mobile app offers shoppers discounts, rewards

A new mobile app offering discounts and rewards in the form of digital currency is now available to consumers. Read More

Jamaica is an international icon of the turnaround economy — Adam Stewart
“Jamaica is in a very, very special place,” according to Jamaica Observer Deputy Chairman and CEO Adam Stewart, who was speaking on the future of business in Jamaica in his adresss at the 20th staging of the Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel...... Read More

VMIL is being listed at a discount – JN Fund Managers
The Victoria Mutual Group is listing its subsidiary, Victoria Mutual Investments Limited (VMIL), on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE).The initial public offer (IPO) of VMIL opened on Monday, December 11 and closes on Monday, December 18th.... Read More

Aubyn Hill new head of Economic Growth Council
Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced the appointment of Government s enator Aubyn Hill, as the new executive director of the Economic Growth Council (EGC).... Read More

Mergers & Acquisitions: Future and effectiveness of Jamaica's competition legislation

by Jezeel Martin | Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) is entitled, under the Jamaican Fair Competition Act (FCA) to deal with any matter on its own initiative or at the request of any person adversely affected by a merger and acquisition (M&A) of enterprises. Read More

Customs will continue anti-corruption initiatives

Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

On October 31, 2003, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the UN's convention against corruption and since then, each year, the Assembly recognises International Anti-corruption Day in order to raise global awareness about corruption and its effects on countries and their... Read More

Get the credit you deserve and leverage your wealth in 2018

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

The fact is that credit makes the business and investing world go round and if you are interested in leveraging your way to success, our panel of income ideas experts have a few tips you can use to propel your way to a prosperous 2018. Read More

Local pimento under threat

BY KARENA BENNETT Busines reporter | Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

President of the Pimento Growers' Association, Hugh Lyon has raised concerns that pimento trees in Jamaica will soon become extinct as deforestation continues to drive the supply of pimento coal. Read More

Is your chief marketing officer ready for the boardroom?

Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

“The primary purpose of marketing is to create long-term and mutually beneficial exchange relationships between an entity and the publics (individuals and organisations) with which it interacts.” Read More

Seeking music edge, Apple buys song recognition app

Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Apple said Monday that it would buy leading song recognition app Shazam in a fresh bid to secure an edge in the intensifying battle of streaming services. Read More

Cboe chief urges bitcoin critics to express their scepticism in the market

Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The head of the first mainstream exchange to allow trading in bitcoin futures on Monday called on critics of the virtual currency to express their scepticism in the market. Read More

India faces painful move to cleaner energy

Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

UNCHA AMIRPUR, India (AFP) — Subedar Singh bears the scars of India's painful reliance on dirty power and its struggle to pay for the costly transition to the brave new world of solar and renewable electricity. Read More

Airbus to pay compensation to 2007 Brazil crash victims

Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — European aircraft giant Airbus will pay some 30 million reais (US$9.1 million) in compensation to relatives of the 199 people killed in a 2007 air crash in Sao Paulo, a lawyer said Monday. Read More

Sri Lanka hands over debt-laden port to Chinese owner

Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AFP) — Sri Lanka Saturday handed over a deep-sea port to a Chinese firm, in a deal agreed to boost the cash-strapped island's finances that has raised concerns at home and abroad over Beijing's growing influence. Read More

Blowing bubbles: Boom and bust from bulbs to bitcoin

Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) —Virtual currency Bitcoin — or “digital gold” to its fans — has enjoyed a gravity-defying rise along with wild price swings, sparking fears it could be the latest financial market “bubble”. Read More


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