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Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Indies Pharma Jamaica Limited will be making a second run at the market, this time with a bond offer that is meant to finance its acquisition of a foreign company.CEO Dr Guna Muppuri is in the process of doing due diligence on the target, which will...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Writing a rÈsumÈ can be a daunting task, especially for first-time jobseekers in this competitive market.Many jobseekers reported that they possess the skills and abilities to land jobs they apply for but never get invited for an interview.Based on...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Conch sales were disappointing for B&D Trawling in the past season, but CEO Roderick Francis expects to make up some of the lost ground from sea cucumbers and live lobsters as alternative sources of revenue...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A few days ago, I saw some locally handcrafted sandals being promoted on social media that caught my attention because of how beautiful and distinctive they were. I was pleasantly surprised...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: A few nights ago, I was driving in an easterly direction along the lower part of the newly constructed four-lane Barbican Road in Kingston. My car was in the right lane. Very suddenly, a bright, flashing light from a recently installed...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: My partner and I have stumbled upon a house that we would like to acquire, but the unit is only partially done. there are no internal fixtures/fittings. The house is basically a shell.Jointly, we qualify for a maximum of $11 million at the...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Not only does Montego Bay now have its own herb house, which trades as Island Strains, the cannabis being prescribed by doctors there is reaped from the first legal ganja-growing farm in western Jamaica.Island Strains, which is operated by Chris and...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A cancer researcher pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to steal biopharmaceutical trade secrets from GlaxoSmithKline in what prosecutors said was a scheme that involved plans to set up companies in China to market them.Yu Xue entered a guilty plea...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Personal home robots that can socialise with people are starting to roll out of the laboratory and into our living rooms and kitchens. But are humans ready to invite them into their lives?It has taken decades of research to build robots even a...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Two weeks ago, El Salvador recognised China, breaking off its long-standing relationship with Taiwan.Its decision to do so enhanced further China's standing in the hemisphere and followed similar actions by Panama and the Dominican Republic.What,...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It was a rare event for Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited.The insurance and banking conglomerate's profit for the second quarter ending June fell 14 per cent year-on-year due, in part, to the...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Five years since the first mobile money product was launched in Jamaica, providers of epayment services can't seem to excite the market, so they want the State to do it for them in the name of...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Academic economists often debate the merits of dictatorships.These politically incorrect debates are usually relegated to academic conferences, and often occur behind closed doors. Examples, such as China,...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Faced with plunging United States orders, surgical glove maker Ren Jiding is hunting for new markets amid Chinese government calls to reduce reliance on the United States. But none can absorb...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Enquirer has long explained its support for Donald Trump as a business decision based on the president's popularity among its readers.But private financial documents and circulation...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Broilers Group, JBG, has acquired a feed mill in the United States through a foreign subsidiary that will add US$65 million to its annual turnover, the company said.The price of the transaction was...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As the Bank of Jamaica, BOJ, monitors credit conditions in contemplation of further cuts to the policy rate if required, a key theme of the central bank's authorities is how much slack remains in the...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PanJam Investment Limited is still negotiating with the Caribbean arm of Regus, the international office rental company, for an equity stake.The conglomerate was instrumental in bringing Regus to Jamaica but...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Canada's Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday quashed the approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Behind a blue wall that seals a former highway tunnel stretches a massive indoor farm bathed in rose-tinted light.Fruits and vegetables grow hydroponically - with no soil - in...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Musson Jamaica Limited is a sprawling group, which at one time had up to 60 subsidiaries and associated businesses, and now operates in 38 countries. But Chairman and CEO Paul 'PB' Scott does not consider the...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Argentina's Central Bank on Thursday increased its benchmark interest rate to 60 per cent - the world's highest - in an effort to halt a sharp slide in the value of the peso, which plunged to a record low.The peso...

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...

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