Jamaica Gleaner Business
Published: Monday Sunday | March 8, 2009
Low-income women at worst risk from recession job cuts
Though Jamaican men have borne the brunt of job cuts, further fallout could have disastrous consequences on women from low socio-economic strata, local labour and business officials have said. Read More...Help needed to survive
Please help me. I am a matron at an infirmary and I'm finding it very difficult to survive and save for my pension. I am 51 years old, going to 52 soon. Read More...Are you living beyond your means? Reduce expenses to create wealth
Bad spending habits and a debt-ridden life also mean that you cannot work on improving savings. Thirty-four-year-old Sharon is a Kingston-based communications officer whose by-the-seat-of-the-pants method of investing and spending her money each month does not augur well for her future and that of her three children. Read More...Starting all over - Getting back on your feet after a financial loss
Research has shown that in the four-year period before January 2008, Jamaicans invested approximately $200 billion in local, unregulated investment schemes, many of which collapsed with investors' money either still in their coffers or worse, having disappeared without a trace. Read More...The new BNS boss
In last Friday's Financial Gleaner, part one of an exclusive interview was published on the background of new Scotia Group Jamaica boss, Bruce Bowen. Today we present Bowen's views on his role at Scotia. Read More...Smallbiz - 'I need more control'
PJ is a seller of windows and doors who wants to be able to do the production herself but currently outsources this to other companies. She needs factory space and equipment, estimated at $29 million. She has a business plan. She needs direction as to where to start... Read More...All not well for April rollout of E10 gas
Government's plan to fully roll out the chea-per and environmentally friendly E10 fuel islandwide by next month could be in jeopardy, if claims by at least one major industry player, that the state-owned refinery, Petrojam, is yet to put in place the infrastructure required, turns out to be true. Read More...Venture-capital market needed - Jamaica Chamber of Commerce
Milton Samuda, president of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, has called for Government to look seriously into seeking equity financing for businesses seeking to grow in Jamaica. Read More...