Business

Singapore moves to cool down resurgent property market

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

SINGAPORE (AFP) — Singapore raised buyers' fees and tightened loan requirements from Friday to cool a resurgent property sector, warning that rising prices could be destabilising amid climbing interest rates. Read More

Bartlett welcomes endorsement of Jamaica's Global Centre for Tourism

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says that the unveiling of Jamaica's Global Centre for Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management at last week's Tourism Summit in Jordan was an astounding endorsement from the international tourism community. Read More

PHOTO: Nestlé lunch

Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

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NAFTA talks on track — Mexico's future finance minister

Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — The renegotiation of the NAFTA trade agreement is still on track and could “accelerate” after the US mid-term elections in November, Mexico's next finance minister, Carlos Urzua, said Wednesday. Read More

Normality returns to New Day bauxite plant

Monday, July, 9 2018    

NORMALITY has been restored at New Day Aluminum (Jamaica) Limited since Friday night's order from the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) for hourly paid workers to end a week-long go-slow. Read More

Winston Jones High to use prize money for renewable energy project

Monday, July, 9 2018    

WITH a $500,000 grant from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), students at Winston Jones High School in Manchester will be implementing a renewable energy project that could result in significant savings in the school's monthly electricity bill. Read More

Businesses large and small cash in on World Cup 2018

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

Brazil's national colours, green and yellow, filled the streets of Trench Town, Kingston, as hundreds of Jamaican supporters watched in anticipation for a goal from the South American country during its match against Belgium last Friday. Read More

Mayberry targets millennials with new IPO Invest like me, says Berry

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

The Mayberry i nvestments Limited (MIL) camp is bubbling with confidence over the transformational initial public offering (IPO) for Mayberry Jamaican Equities Limited (MJEL), which is to be launched tomorrow. Read More

Female investment habits

By Lisa Minto-Powell | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

Women's roles have been evolving for years — we see women balancing being homemakers, their careers, and their investments. Let's look at what are the contributing factors affecting women in our world and how their investment strategy is perceived. Read More

Argentine small businesses feel pinch as consumers tighten belts

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AFP) — President Mauricio Macri's centre-right Government is struggling to stabilise inflation and reassure markets, but Argentina's small businesses are feeling the pinch in a climate of deep budget cuts and layoffs. Read More

Social realism and a 'new voice' in Nigerian cinema

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — A low-budget comedy set in the working-class suburbs of Nigeria's megacity, Ema Edosio's debut film Kasala! is a world away from the usual style and glamour of Nollywood. Read More

Tourism earnings up despite state of emergency

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

MONTEGO BAY — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is excited over record growth in tourism earnings and arrivals in the first half of the year in spite of the imposition of a state of emergency in St James since January. Read More

Four years and waiting for MOE pension

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

Dear Claudienne As soon as I turned 55 on March 13, 2014 I started the paperwork for early retirement from the Ministry of Education (MOE). I mailed a copy of the application for retirement from the USA to the salaries section of the MOE. Read More

Locals lose out in Rwanda's second-hand clothes war

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

KIGALI, Rwanda (AFP) — Across Rwanda, markets selling piles of cast-off clothes once worn by Americans have become the unlikely centre of a trade war that vendors say is ruining their livelihoods. Read More

Nicaragua's crisis deals a crushing blow to businesses large and small

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AFP) — With hotels, restaurants, bars, stores, workshops and even tortilla sellers driven out of business or struggling to survive, and with thousands of people left jobless, the turbulent political crisis sundering Nicaragua has taken a broader toll, plunging... Read More



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