Sun | May 27, 2018

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Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Trade Administrator and CEO of The Trade Board Limited Douglas Webster says imports of used motor vehicles began to register a decline in numbers since March, but not at alarming levels.His assurance comes amid concerns from the Jamaica Used Car...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Public Sector Employees Co-operative Credit Union Limited (PSECCUL) aims to grow its loan book by 20 per cent this year, particularly through its payday and home improvement products.PSECCUL basically intends to double its performance this year...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

A coalition of business students have devised a new method of producing building material that will help to resolve the pile up of plastic bottles in Jamaica, at least to the degree that they are able to commercialise and market the product.Through...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I am an avid reader of your columns in the Sunday and daily Gleaner and I would like to ask a question. When one gets shortlisted for a job interview and one is contacted to come in for an interview, why after one has done the interview...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Q: I would like some advice on how to remove my name from a property title. What is the process? What is the least expensive route? I am on a title as a tenant-in-common and I would like to have access to the full benefits of my NHT loan. Both...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Question: What if you work within a certain business and decided that you want to start a similar kind of business while working there. Do you think it would cause a conflict?- A ReaderBUSINESSWISE: Here's my question to you: do you believe that the...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: On Thursday, November 17, 2016, at about 6:35 p.m., I was driving my 2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV along Passagefort Drive. I was coming from Municipal Boulevard. My car was in the right lane. When I reached the turn for Augusta Drive, I stopped. A...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Just over a week ago, Cuba and the European Union held a first Joint Council meeting. It identified the principal multilateral and bilateral issues on which they hope in future to work more closely.For the EU, the event was particularly important....

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It seemed like a collective moan could be heard across Argentina as President Mauricio Macri uttered three words that many in this country associate with the worst of times: International Monetary Fund.Macri surprised Argentina by announcing this...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A new study by two United Nations agencies has found that more than half of older persons in Latin America and the Caribbean do not receive a pension from a contributing system.In the joint publication released by the Economic Commission for Latin...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 8:03 PMSteven Jackson

  The sale of Sagicor Group Jamaica’s hotel assets to Playa is scheduled to close on Thursday, May 31, and with it the handover of the Jewel Dunn’s River, Jewel Runaway Bay, Jewel Paradise Cove, Jewel Grande and Hilton Rose Hall...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

First Global Bank faces limitations on the range of services it would like to offer through an agency banking network, based on the rules set by the Bank of...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The new commodities regulator, which launched operations in January, has began to impose fees on growers and processors, but various non-agricultural traders have also been caught up in the net as importers of raw materials and...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

To keep up with its expanding clientele at its single Jamaican store, PriceSmart Inc is redeveloping the open parking at the Red Hills Road complex into a two-floor parking...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica will continue to use the System of National Accounts, or SNA, to measure economic output, but the agency says it is in the process of updating to the latest...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Turkish lira has been one of the worst performing currencies of the emerging world since the start of this year.While the devaluation of the currency was symptomatic of the pressures felt by other emerging market...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For half a century, Fidel Castro seemed to be everywhere in Cuba - inspecting factories, farms and offices, expounding to the press and zooming to the scenes of natural disasters to direct the...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Three investors are looking to buy stakes in Uber in an offer that values the company at US$62 billion.The ride-hailing giant said on Wednesday that the investors want to buy up to US$600 million...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The European Union on Thursday imposed obligations on Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom to improve the flow of gas at competitive prices in eastern EU nations, but did not fine the company.EU Antitrust...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica has always been chasing after cheaper energy, but the policy has largely been underpinned in the past by fiscal imperatives or affordability amid volatile...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:56 AM

  The New York Stock Exchange for the first time in its 226-year history will be led by a woman. Stacey Cunningham, who started her career as a floor clerk on the NYSE trading floor, will become the 67th president of the Big Board. That means...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Housing Trust, NHT, says new loan management software resulted in more than a $1-billion boost in collections of mortgage payments, while cutting loan defaults to new lows.In the fiscal year ending March 2017, mortgage collections...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Blossom O'Meally-Nelson, chairman of Jamaica Association of Micro Financing, JAMFIN, says the association has launched new services for its membership, including legal services and a new training...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I have a question to ask, which may seem infantile, but I was asked and I stammered through and managed to formulate an answer. I should have known the answer. But I wasn't too confident in my response at all. I was asked: "Why should I hire you?" I...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMMcPherse Thompson/Assistant Editor - Business

Despite the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) reducing interest rate five times since last July, Governor Brian Wynter says further and more robust downward adjustments may be needed to overcome the sluggishness of the economic recovery.Last week, the central...

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