Business

Main Event proposes marriage for business

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

MAINEVENT Entertainment Group plans on securing a foothold into the wedding market with the launch of a new division called M-Style. Read More

JGA works on cleaning up gaming image

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

In its push to ensure responsible gaming, Tashia Hutton, president of the Jamaica Gaming Association (JGA), has warned that the organisation will be constantly raising standards to rid the industry of the negative stigma of illegality and... Read More

Mandeville opens route for Canadians to buy JSE stocks

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

IN an effort to increase investment from the Diaspora, Michael Lee-Chin-founded Canadian brokerage firm Mandeville Private Client Inc has developed trade execution and custody infrastructure that will support the purchase of securities listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) by... Read More

Three steps to guarantee success for your business

Hanniffa Patterson | Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

The end of the first quarter has passed and though some of us might have ticked off many off our targets, others may unfortunately be behind. However, don't lose hope; it's not too late to start afresh and get those first-quarter goals going. Read More

PBS scans for business in Latin American ports

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

With a footprint spanning 14 countries around the Caribbean and Latin America, Productive Business Solutions Ltd (PBS) has further expanded its presence by securing major contracts delivering leading scanning technology for ports of entry and exit in both Guatemala and... Read More

Tourism boom for Kingston

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett on Monday announced that Jamaica welcomed over 50,000 tourists in the first week of April, ahead of the island's carnival celebrations. Read More

Your strata lot for sale by public auction

Gabrielle Grant | Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

In last week's instalment of the Strata Series, we discussed strata developments generally and what a potential purchaser may expect when buying into one. Last week's article also touched briefly on the duties of the strata corporation, all of which translate to items of expense for the strata... Read More

Glencore CEO quits Rusal board after US sanctions

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

ZURICH, Switzerland (AFP) — Swiss mining mammoth Glencore said yesterday its chief Ivan Glasenberg had resigned from the board of Russian aluminium giant Rusal after it was hit with US sanctions and saw its share price collapse. Read More

Natural disasters in 2017 cost record $144 bn — Swiss Re

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

ZURICH, Switzerland (AFP) — The cost of natural diasters hit a record $144 billion (117 billion euros) last year, a study from one of the world's top reinsurance firms, Swiss Re, said yesterday. Read More

Contrite Zuckerberg says Facebook in 'arms race' with Russia

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) -- Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took personal responsibility yesterday for the leak of data on tens of millions of its users, while warning of an “arms race” against Russian disinformation during a high stakes face-to-face with US... Read More

What social media platforms and search engines know about you

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The Facebook scandal involving the harvesting of data from tens of millions of users has raised a lot of questions about social media and search engines. Read More

IMF warns of heightened credit risk in easy-money era

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Easy-money policies enacted after the financial crisis have led to riskier corporate debt that could jeopardise growth, the International Monetary Fund said yesterday in a report. Read More

Workers benefit as US businesses struggle to fill jobs

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — US workers are increasingly benefiting as employers struggle to fill millions of open jobs. Read More

Advanced economies need immigration to boost labour — IMF

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Ageing populations in advanced economies drain the labour force and could slow economic growth, but allowing an influx of immigrant workers could counteract that decline, the International Monetary Fund said Monday. Read More

Xi vows to further open China economy as US trade spat simmers

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged yesterday to lower car tariffs this year and take other steps to open the world's number two economy “wider and wider”, addressing major complaints by the United States in a simmering trade... Read More



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT