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Stories by Avia Collinder/ Business Reporter

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder/ Business Reporter

GraceKennedy Limited is engineering a new app that will become a centralised portal for the financial services offered by the conglomerate, spanning insurance, bill payment, and banking.Group CEO Don Wehby some of what the company envisions will...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder/ Business Reporter

A criminal case in which a car dealer and his client triumphed over prosecutors in a POCA-related case involving large sums of cash is being touted as a game-changer for the used car sector, whose members have typically pled guilty to similar...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder/ Business Reporter

Peter Lloyd, director of marketing, Caribbean and Central America, at Digicel Group will be leaving the company at the end of May after nine years with the tele-communications firm.A release issued by manage-ment on Tuesday stated that Lloyd "has...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder/ Business Reporter

Jampro's sales and promotions manager Marlene Porter is pointing Jamaica producers towards opportunities in the export market for tropical fruits, including papaya, pumpkin, mangoes and avocado, saying demand is outpacing supply on the global market...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder/ Business Reporter

Cash-poor Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) remains wedded to plans to privatise the idle rail service, despite the failure of its last effort, but is faced with a dilemma.To dispose of the assets, the JRC needs to have them valued, but it has no...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder/ Business Reporter

In December 2017, Mexico's Parliament approved a bill to regulate its financial technology sector, including crowdfunding and cryptocurrency firms. The government is the first in the hemisphere to do this, Moreno said, speaking at the post-meeting...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder/ Business Reporter

The US$50-million programme will allow the plant to achieve a capacity of 1.2 million tonnes per year, Donkersloot told the Financial Gleaner."It must be noted that every step has been taken to ensure that the Jamaican market is well covered and...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder/ Business Reporter

A buyer has been found for Morgan's Harbour Hotel, capping a two-year search, according to the appointed receiver, Wilfred Baghaloo.But Baghaloo also told the Financial Gleaner on Tuesday that the disposal of the property would have to await the...

Published:Wednesday | January 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder/ Business Reporter

Land being cleared for development at 1A-1B Oxford Road in New Kingston will house a boutique hotel, according to documents obtained from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA).The state regulator, however, has asked the design...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder/ Business Reporter

As the Jamaican dollar appreciates, the pressure on the Bank of Jamaica, BOJ, to defend the local currency by selling the greenback to the market has eased.The stock of US dollar savings has also been declining, according to data from both the...

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