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EU asks WTO for safeguards over US steel, aluminium tariffs

Tuesday, April, 17 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The European Union yesterday followed China in complaining to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. Read More

Stakeholders working to ready labour force for BPO demand

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-large/Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobsever.com | Monday, April, 16 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James — ATTORNEY General Marlene Malahoo Forte says the Government is projecting 200,000 jobs in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector over the next three years. Read More

State of emergency slows Knutsford Express profit

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

While many Jamaicans welcomed the state of public emergency in Montego Bay, St James, luxury coach service Knutsford Express Ltd reported slowed growth in revenues for its third-quarter report led by the city's lockdown. Read More

JMMB Securities arranges iPrint acquisition of outdoor sign company

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Large print advertising firm, iPrint Digital has acquired billboard advertising agency National Outdoor Agency with the assistance of JMMB Securities as financial advisors to the deal. Read More

Upcoming Expo Jamaica beats buyer target

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

EXHIBITION platform for local products Expo Jamaica has hit a four-year high registering more than 600 buyers for this year's staging. Read More

93-year-old gets posted on Gov't pension

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Dear ClaudienneI have been reading your column online and have seen its success on behalf of people with diverse problems. So I have decided to give you a try at my problem. Read More

Cryptocurrency hedge fund manager for Destination Experience

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Jamaican attendees of the upcoming Destination Experience Visionaries Summit will get to interact and listen to superstar hedge fund manger John Burbank. Read More

Investing basics: Impact of the appreciation of the JMD on my investment

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Over the past few years we have seen significant declines in the Jamaican Dollar against the US dollar. For example, 2014 began with an exchange rate of $106.38 to the US dollar. At the time of writing (April 13, 2018) the rate has reached $125.24. Read More

Guardian's exposure to Jamaica

BY JOSIMAR SCOTT Observer writer | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Despite affirming positive credit ratings for Guardian Holdings Ltd (GHL) and its subsidiaries, a credit-rating agency recently expressed concern about “GHL's exposure to the country risk associated with Jamaica”; in particular, NCB Financial Group's bid to... Read More

Cyprus on front line against lionfish invasion of Med

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Cyprus (AFP) — Equipped with harpoons and waterproof notebooks, Louis, Carlos and Antonis dive deep into the crystal clear waters of Konnos Bay in Cyprus on a mission to capture predatory lionfish. Read More

Trump considers rejoining TPP

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday the US could re-enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if it could get a “better” deal, potentially marking an abrupt about-face for a president who campaigned against the deal and swiftly withdrew... Read More

'What next?' Cubans wonder as Castro era draws to a close

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) -- They are farmers, musicians, dancers and fishermen and all of them hold different hopes for Cuba's future in the post-Castro era, where a new generation is preparing to take power for the first time in nearly 60 years. Read More

Mnuchin defends US call to slash support for development banks

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday defended budget proposals that would sharply cut or eliminate American support for multilateral aid agencies and programmes. Read More

Singapore tightens monetary policy, warns on trade tensions

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

SINGAPORE (AFP) — Singapore tightened its monetary policy for the first time in six years Friday on expectations of steady growth in 2018, but warned of risks from global trade tensions. Read More

Japan team maps 'semi-infinite' rare earth reserves

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) Japanese researchers have mapped vast reserves of rare earth elements in deep-sea mud, enough to feed global demand on a “semi-infinite basis,” according to a fresh study. Read More



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