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Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) may not meet their self-imposed October deadline for a divorce deal, Britain's Brexit minister said Wednesday.But Dominic Raab said he remained "stubbornly optimistic" that there would be agreement...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The German government says it will compensate thousands of farmers whose harvests have suffered as a result of this year's extreme drought, which many experts have linked to climate change.Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said the harvest...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder/Business Reporter

The logistics park being developed by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) is two years away from completion, but already various businesses in food distribution, equipment and parts, and fast moving consumer goods are expressing interest in the...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Director General of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, Carol Coy, says despite the difficulties her organisation is looking at giving a special mention for the business process outsourcing sector when it reports on the economy.At the same time...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I routinely start off a project with much enthusiasm but struggle to finish it. It is terribly frustrating and is becoming a bother now. I have two unfinished reports to give my boss but can't seem to get the time to complete them. I have...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder/Business Reporter

Caribbean Flavours & Fragrances Limited (CFF) is now rolling out a salt and sugar reducing agent for distribution to the beverage and baking trades in Jamaica and the Caribbean, under the brand name Flavour Fit...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

David Wilson, who has spent a decade improving his property in Rio Nuevo, St Mary, says that - although challenged by the burden of funding improvements out of pocket - he is now ready to recoup his outlay from new tours being run on the property....

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

United States President Donald Trump's declaration of victory on Monday in reaching a preliminary deal with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement raised at least as many questions as it answered.Can Canada, the third member...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Despite a strong economy, about 40 per cent of American families struggled to meet at least one of their basic needs last year, including paying for food,healthcare, housing or utilities.That's according to an Urban Institute survey of nearly 7,600...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham/Business Reporter

The latest merger of credit union businesses passed its last major hurdle this month.But it has now emerged that the tie-up of the St Elizabeth Cooperative Credit Union, (SECCU), with Community...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Rainforest Seafoods Limited shipped off their first orders of 2,000 live lobsters to China via air this week.The shipment is bound for Shenzhen."Consumers in mainland China will pay top dollar for their lobsters alive. Therefore, it is critical to...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The United States and Mexico have reached a preliminary accord to end the North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, and replace it with a deal that the Trump administration wants to be more favourable to the US.President Donald Trump, in...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Derrimon Trading Company shareholders approved a ten-for-one split of the company's issued and authorised capital on Wednesday.The issued shares will increase from 273.3 million to 2.73 billion units, while authorised shares will move from 800.4...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Central bank governor Brian Wynter says monetary policy might not be sufficiently accommodative, and that further action may be necessary to drive private-sector expansion at a pace that will generate growth and jobs.Accommodative monetary policy is...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

An initiative to market milkweed for the benefit of monarch butterflies and the farmers in Quebec and Vermont who grow it - is getting a boost from a Canadian parka company that is renewing its commitment to sell coats made with the plant's floss....

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Coconut Industry Board consultants are expected to produce a revised draft of a $3-billion commercial plan for the agency, but the go-ahead appears to be contingent on the potential costs involved in delivering it. Those discussions are expected by...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sunday Gleaner writer Erica Virtue's front-page August 5 article, 'Break-up', offers an example of how organisations get things wrong.Policies are often executed willy-nilly. Actions are sometimes taken without regard for their effects.The suffragan...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Why do disruptions drive companies out of business? While it's easy to blame innovative technology or tough competitors, most firms hurt themselves by not following early warning signs that challenge core assumptions. Jamaican firms are particularly...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I have recently started to really take a look into my finances and to think about retirement. Doing my research, I often see where in the United States, US$1 million is often the figure recommended to have for retirement or at least 25...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Coffee processor Salada Foods Jamaica Limited is reaping returns at record levels, partly due to its decision to engage with a young demographic that, prior to now, were never targeted as serious imbibers of...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sister companies Wallenford Coffee and Mavis Bank Coffee Factory are looking to develop a market for coffee in China to rebalance and eventually equalise with Japan - a big undertaking,...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Despite robust construction activities and billions of dollars in higher expenditure during the quarter to June this year, contribution of the industry to the growth of the Jamaican economy...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As a distribution company, Derrimon Trading's relationship with the shipping and logistics sector would be expected to be that of a client paying for services rendered.But the company, which is in the...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With national elections less than a year away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is angling for another term in office.At the helm since 2014, Modi's term as prime minister has been anything but smooth. People initially had...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Touting Jamaica, New Fortress enters MexicoAmerican company New Fortress Energy will enter Mexico as its second major overseas market alongside Jamaica.The success of its build out of liquefied natural gas, LNG, infrastructure in Jamaica acted as an...

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