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China's Shacman to establish regional office in Jamaica

Thursday, April, 5 2018    

Heavy-duty truck makers, Shacman, has announced a major decision to establish its regional headquarters in Jamaica. Read More

US stocks end solidly higher after roller-coaster session

Thursday, April, 5 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Wall Street stocks went from famine to feast Wednesday, opening sharply lower but finishing with solid gains as investors shifted from fearing an imminent US-China trade war to resuming a wait-and-see approach. Read More

20 years after Viagra, Pfizer seeks another miracle drug

Thursday, April, 5 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — It has been 20 years since Viagra was introduced, and Pfizer is still searching for another drug with as much earning power as the revolutionary blue erection pill. Read More

Harry Smith appointed chairman of Digicel Jamaica

Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

Harry Smith has been appointed chairman of the Digicel Jamaica board, according to a news release yesterday from the company. Read More

The Portmore Mall — 25 years old and counting

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON Contributor | Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

ON February 10, 1993 Portmore welcomed the Portmore Mall, the largest covered indoor mall in the Caribbean. In this the year of their 25th anniversary, the Jamaica Observer decided to find out what has become of the pink pioneer. Read More

KLE strikes a profit for 2017

Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

Kingston Live Entertainment (KLE) Group managed to maintain probability for its financial year ended December 2017, following years of losses which were cut short by a one-off gain through the sale of shareholding in subsidiary company FranJam to shareholder Josef... Read More

Scotiabank announces eighth cohort of Scotia Vision Achiever Programme

Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

Scotiabank Jamaica aanounced the eighth cohort of small business owners in the 2018 edition of the Scotia Vision Achiever Programme last Wednesday. Read More

Your assigned parking space might not be yours

by GABRIELLE GRANT | Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

What is a strata? Read More

CIBC steps off?

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) intends on reducing its footprint throughout the Caribbean following a proposed initial public offering by FirstCaribbean International Bank Ltd (FCIB) to publicly float shares currently held by a subsidiary of CIBC on the US stock... Read More

Ways to employ video in your business

Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

The saying goes “A picture is worth a thousand words”. It would only follow that for video — a moving picture — it should be worth even more. In fact, Forrester research suggests that “a minute of video is worth 1.8 million words.”... Read More

Facebook gets thumbs down for handling of data scandal

Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — When it comes to its handling of the scandal over how its users' data was harvested to help elect US President Donald Trump, Facebook gets an almighty thumbs down from crisis management experts. Read More

50 years later, echoes of 1968 resonate in US

Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US troops in a never-ending war. Students marching in the streets. Women demanding respect. Black athletes protesting for racial justice. Political upheaval.Today's headlines?Yes. Read More

Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix problems — Mark Zuckerberg

Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Facebook will likely need “a few years” to fix the problems uncovered by the revelations on the hijacking of private user data, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview released Monday. Read More

Corporate culture critical to business success

Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

Consumers use unpleasant companies all the time that do not place any value on corporate social responsibility (CSR) or employ initiatives to access and take responsibility for the company's effect on environmental and social well-being. Read More

Gold miners take over Grace Mugabe's farm in Zimbabwe: media

Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Illegal gold miners in Zimbabwe have seized a farm belonging to former first lady Grace Mugabe, local media reported, just four months after former President Robert Mugabe was ousted from power. Read More



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