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Ivory Coast studies first cocoa-fired power station

Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AFP) — Abidjan wants to build the world's first biomass power station fired by cocoa production waste, Ivory Coast and US officials said Monday. Read More

Mexican peso, stocks fall as leftist wins presidency

Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) – The Mexican peso and stock market both fell more than one per cent in morning trading Monday, after the country elected the anti-establishment leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as its next president. Read More

Trump courting other motorcycle companies after Harley

Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump says the Administration is courting motorcycle companies that want to move to the US after Harley-Davidson said it's moving some assembly overseas. Read More

Glencore shares slump 12% on US corruption probe

Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Shares in Swiss miner Glencore tumbled more than 12 per cent in London trading yesterday after the group revealed a US probe into alleged corruption. Read More

Federer marks 20th Wimbledon with US$300-million windfall

Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Roger Federer boosted his bank balance by a reported US$300 million on Monday, marking his 20th-straight Wimbledon appearance with a new clothing deal. Read More

'Southgate effect'boosts U waistcoat sales

Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Waistcoat sales at a leading British retailer are booming thanks to England Coach Gareth Southgate, whose immaculate dress sense at the World Cup has won praise from fashionistas. Read More

Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested over huge graft probe

Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AFP) — Formerr Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was arrested by anti-corruption investigators yesterday, officials said, the latest dramatic development in a widening graft probe that has engulfed the ex-leader. Read More

Sri Lanka moves navy unit to Chinese-run port

Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AFP) — Sri Lanka will move its southern naval command to a port leased to a State-run Chinese firm, but China will not use it for military purposes, the prime minister's office said Saturday. Read More

How to build and survive social media influence

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON | Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

I have spent the greater part of the last nine years of my work trying to convince people of the importance of social media, not just personally, but for a business. I still recall the day in 2013 when I told my students in Paris that people could make money from blogging — the... Read More

Mayberry opens $908-M prospectus offer on Monday

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior Staff Reporter | Tuesday, July, 3 2018    

Premier investment firm Mayberry Investments Limited (MIL) announced late Friday that it is offering over 120 million ordinary shares in capital of its newly created subsidiary, Mayberry Jamaican Equities Limited (MJEL). Read More

STANLEY MOTTA TO LIST WITH ALL-WOMAN BOARD

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

Shareholders Musson and Harbour Street Properties Ltd, a subsidiary of Musson, has put up for sale 757,818,862 ordinary shares in the capital of Stanley Motta Ltd, structured to raise $4 billion. Read More

Ding Dong... GraceKennedy answers call for more engagement with creative industry

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

GraceKennedy Ltd has become the latest Jamaican company to use a Jamaican star as their brand ambassador, by signing up popular dancehall entertainer Kemar Ottey — better known as Ding Dong — as its first non-athlete Global Brand... Read More

Audrey Marks pays it forward to Mt Alvernia

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — She received a $100,000 cheque from Tropical Tours to cover her travelling expenses from America to Jamaica to deliver the keynote address at Mount Alvernia High School graduation, but Audrey Marks, Jamaica's ambassador to the United States, turned over the... Read More

Months to receive pension

TELL Claudienne | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

Dear Claudienne, Read More

All-female board for Stanley Motta

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

Stanley Motta Ltd, a subsidiary of the Musson Group of Companies, has created an all-female board of directors. Read More



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