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Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMSteven Jackson

AMG Packaging & Paper Limited (AMG), which makes cardboard boxes, suffered from reduced profits arising from increased paper prices on the global market...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Samuel Afonso Diaz, country manager for Hospiten Jamaica Limited, a private hospital located in Rose Hall, St James, indicates that the facility is in the process of expanding staff count to meet local needs.Diaz told the Financial Gleaner that "As...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

The Insurance Association of Jamaica (IAJ) is currently undertaking the final phase of testing an insured vehicle information system (IVIS), which will allow motorists and other persons involved in accidents to determine whether or not those...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For years now, Caribbean high Commissioners, activists, church organisations, and community - oriented Caribbean companies have been raising with the British government and parliamentarians the shocking way in which undocumented members of the...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Question: I have been in a battle with the Jamaica Defence Force for nearly two years. My vehicle was involved in an accident with one of theirs in November 2016. JAA roadside assistance visited the scene. They conducted investigations and took...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I am currently a sixth former and I am thinking of choosing the career path of being a financial adviser. After reading your article "The attractiveness of stock splits," I decided that I should email you for guidance and further details...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited (FCIB) said it has withdrawn its plans to list shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in view of market conditions."FCIB announced the withdrawal of the US registered public offering and listing of its...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Should an employee be granted the right to turn down a manager's request to focus on a given task, thereby dropping everything else? And is it better to have a reporting relationship based on obedience, or its opposite, independent choice? While...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

An audit of Facebook's privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users - raising questions about the...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Global finance ministers see rising trade tensions between the United States and China as a major threat facing the world economy.Argentine Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne says in addition to the shock waves seen in markets from the threat of a...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The World Bank says the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have "turned the corner" after a year of tepid growth, providing an opportunity for countries to solidify their fiscal positions and lay the foundation for long-term...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Green lipstick, blue lipstick and 40 shades of foundation to choose from are just some of the reasons 18-year-old Shahad al-Qahtani is excited about superstar Rihanna's make-up line debut in Saudi Arabia.Rihanna, known worldwide for her chart-...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Wells Fargo will pay US$1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to misconduct at its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest punishment levied against the banking giant for widespread customer abuses.In a settlement announced...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the Retirement Savings Laboratory, a project that seeks to increase the number of people saving for retirement in Latin America and the Caribbean.The Washington-based financial institution said...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The compensation packages for executive management of the Bank of Jamaica were topped up during 2017, amid efforts to retain critical staff.The central bank's annual report reported...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Several prospective investors have expressed interest in the cocoa assets owned by the Jamaican Government, but the Development Bank of Jamaica, DBJ, said this week that it will not be...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Bank of Jamaica, BOJ, introduced the buy side of its auction system B-FXITT, with an offer for US$5 million, but eligible bids fell short by US$1.05 million.In an update during a briefing at the BOJ...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Caribbean Airlines Limited, CAL, which considers North America its main market, is making a concerted effort to drum up business from inter-regional travel, in the wake...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican Teas CEO John Mahfood says the group, which operates a real estate arm, will never again pursue a low-income housing develop-ment, in the face of losses on its Orchid...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Michael Lee-Chin, an investor with significant regional holdings, served the government of the Dominican Republic with a notice of arbitration on April 6 surrounding the state takeover...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

United States airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

At the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains sits a sprawling factory that has become an unlikely victim in the escalating trade fight between the United States and China.The plant near Spartanburg, South...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Facebook is enhancing privacy safeguards for users around the world as it complies with new European rules designed to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data....

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, PCJ, indicates that it will take up to 18 months to know the findings of the ongoing 3D gas and oil survey being conducted by Tullow in Jamaica's waters."The...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

E-commerce giant Alibaba sets plans for ThailandThe Chinese e-com-merce giant Alibaba has agreed to step up investments in Thailand as competition between online retailers heats up in fast-growing Southeast Asia.The founder of the online shopping...

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