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Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

British Caribbean Insurance Company (BCIC) is tracking the driving behaviour of auto insurance policyholders, with their consent.Since late 2017, the company has been pilot-testing the Amber Connect vehicle-tracking device on privately owned motor...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

National Commercial Bank Jamaica is following other mortgage providers with an incentive programme for local realtors to go after a bigger slice of the mortgage loan market.Although NCB is the largest lender in Jamaica, it is outperformed in the...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This is the time of year when graduations from educational institutions are taking place and graduates are superexcited to reach another milestone.For those graduates who are not pursuing higher education, their next goal is to land that dream job....

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Kingston Properties Limited, which trades under the symbol KPREIT, is buying back up to 0.75 per cent of its outstanding shares, valued at around $13 million.The stock slipped to $5.07 on Friday, but hit a high of $11 over the last year.It's the...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMMcPherse Thompson

The role played by the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) in communicating with the people on the importance of fiscal discipline and meeting targets set by the International Monetary Fund needs to be maintained under the Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Lloyd's of London, one of the world's leading insurance brands, released a report two days before the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It said that France will win the competition. The research was conducted in association with the Centre for...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sometimes, good ideas for new products and services include the seeds of their own destruction. How can this problem be discovered and prevented, thereby ensuring the success of your latest, greatest idea?As a company innovator, you are excited. Your...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It is the images that remain.First it was a photo of the political leadership of the West trying to face down an intransigent Donald Trump, and then two days later the extraordinary sight of a smiling American president standing beside an equally...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I have a loan with a commercial bank that was recently declared bad because of late payments. I am seeking advice on the best way forward for me to deal with this. Looking forward to your response.CampbellFINANCIAL ADVISER: The short...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Lasco affiliated companies involved in financial services and distribution made higher revenues and net profit during the full year ending March 2018, but the third in the triad, which is engaged in manufacturing,...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

GraceKennedy Money Services, GKMS, has expanded the network for distribution of its consumer loan product, GK Proxim, through its bill payment shops.Proxim is now available in 12 locations, positioning the company...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica slipped one place to second among the English-speaking Caribbean and small-island developing states, SIDS, in terms of the value of foreign direct investment, FDI, inflows in 2017, according to the...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The University of the Common-wealth Caribbean, UCC, has secured 25 acres of land at Caymanas Estate, on the outskirts of Kingston, to be developed as a knowledge city and edu-tourism...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sagicor Group Jamaica reported last month that its commercial banking subsidiary grew assets by two per cent in the three-month period ending March, relative to the previous quarter, tempered by a near half...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Hussey family plans to expand the number of rooms at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston, which racked up another international award for refined service.It's the only Kingston hotel to receive the AAA Four Diamond...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In accordance with its remit as divestment agent, Development Bank of Jamaica is keen to help the government put more of its assets into private hands.So it's spending a lot of time and has...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Only a year ago, financial newspapers were running stories about the demise of truck drivers.Technological advances in artificial intelligence, or AI, were leading to driverless cars, and pundits were warning that the changes would...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Fontana Pharmacy, retailer of pharmaceuticals and department store goods, is planning its largest store yet in a new development dubbed Waterloo Square, a multipurpose complex being developed by Eddie...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Boring Company, founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has been selected to build a high-speed underground transportation system that it says will whisk passengers from downtown Chicago to...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Bills that have cleared an initial legislative hurdle would legalise online gambling in Michigan and start the process towards possibly also allowing sports betting in the wake of a US Supreme...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Two of the globe's most powerful central banks are gradually withdrawing the easy-money policies that helped repair the damage wrought by the Great Recession and push stock markets to record...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A major pub chain will stop serving French champagne, Italian Prosecco, and German wheat beers and offer more British drinks ahead of the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union.Tim Martin...

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 2:48 PM

The Government of Canada has committed to helping Jamaica and other Caribbean countries build their capacity to withstand and survive hurricanes and other natural disasters that are...

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 11:14 AMAvia Collinder

  Pulse Investments Limited has wrapped up the construction of 20 residential units at the Trafalgar Road complex, which will be marketed on Airbnb. Chairman Kingsley Cooper said, to bring clients to the property, Pulse would seek to leverage...

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The price of bitcoin fell to a four-month low of US$6,370 on Wednesday, days after South Korean digital currency exchange Coinrail said hackers had stolen over US$37 million, or almost a third of the virtual currency it had stored.After Coinrail...

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