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Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham/ Business Reporter

Sterling Investments Limited's shareholders voted overwhelmingly to approve an increase in the company's share capital, a rights issue and a five-for-one stock split at an extraordinary general meeting on Monday.In excess of 90 per cent of the votes...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Real estate and investment conglomerate PanJam Investment Limited has acquired a 25 per cent stake in Williams Offices (Caribbean) Limited, which operates the Regus franchise in the Caribbean.PanJam remained in negotiations for months in an attempt...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Just a day after a United Nations panel called for urgent action on climate change, the Nobel Prize in economics was awarded Monday to one American researcher for his work on the economics of a warming planet, and to another whose study of...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A second Scottish golf resort owned by American President Donald Trump posted losses last year as his company faced an anti-Trump backlash, roadblocks to expansion plans and a dip in the local economy.A report from the United Kingdom's Companies...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Angus is heavyset, weighing in at nearly 1,000 pounds, and a bit slow. But he's strong enough to hoist 800-pound pallets of maturing vegetables and can move them from place to place on his own.Brandon Alexander would like to introduce you to Angus,...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMMcPherse Thompson/ Assistant Editor - Business

Consumer confidence in the third quarter of 2018 was recorded at 172.6 points, up from 159.1 in the second quarter, the highest level since the survey began in 2001 and was largely attributed to their views of current and future job prospects....

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

American Airlines is telling employees to think twice before rebooking stranded customers on rival airlines, and regular economy-class passengers are the most likely to suffer when there are long delays or cancelled flights.A new policy at American...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Conley Salmon, the head of the country operations for Jamaica Broilers Group Limited, has retired from the company after 35 years in different capacities.The poultry company said he was instrumental in...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 11:02 PM

QUESTION: I write to you today because I think my degree is blocking me from attaining the jobs that I want. I have a degree in communication with four years of work experience as an administrative assistant/secretary. When I apply for those jobs I...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget intended to make video calls easier and more intuitive.But it's unclear if people will open their homes to an Internet-connected camera sold by...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I am in the same boat as the reader whose question you responded to in your column of September 30, 2018, minus the wedding and job aspects. I went into bad debt due to assisting family, which didn't end well, putting me in this situation. I am 30...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMSteven Jackson

Eight stocks have made triple-digit returns since January on the Jamaica Stock Exchange.And it's not over yet. Analysts are predicting that Jamaica's near four-year bull-run will continue into next year in the context of declining interest rates and...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMMcPherse Thompson

The capital markets unit of Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited has raised and disbursed more than $1 billion in a bond offering it began in the third quarter of this year, the proceeds of which will be available to businesses for working capital,...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMSteven Jackson

The largest but indirect shareholder in Carreras Limited will merge with another entity in the Netherlands, but the cigarette trader says it will not result in an offer to minority owners of the stock in Jamaica.Carreras is directly owned by...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For just under 40 years, Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA) has worked in Washington with the region to promote private sector-led growth, successfully finding ways to help Caribbean governments and business leaders engage with and influence the...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Michael Nicholson is a lecturer in business administration. He works at the University of Technology Jamaica.He penned an article in last Thursday's Jamaica Observer: 'When the traffic law is a member of the horse family'. Wasn't he aware that the...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Recent headlines are rife with reports of board members in trouble. Via poor actions, or inaction, they have made deadly mistakes with awful consequences to themselves, sponsors and stakeholders.With their reputations in tatters, they resign, hoping...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Nassau, Bahamas:With marked reduction from its main source market, the United States, and only a marginal increase out of Europe, tourist arrivals into the region in the last six months has been a mixed bag.Indications are that international...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Travellers sometimes want a cookie-cutter room in a downtown hotel, and they sometimes want a cosy Tuscan farmhouse to share with friends.Hotels have always been good at providing the first one. Now, they're trying to figure out how to provide the...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 7:00 PMAP

  Toyota Motor Corp says it has issued a recall for 2.43 million hybrid vehicles in Japan and elsewhere for potential problems with stalling. The company said that in rare cases the vehicles might fail to enter a "failsafe" driving...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

After securing $1.1 billion on the bond market, adventure tour company Mystic Mountain will be adding two more rides to double its service capacity, and pay off higher-cost debt taken on two...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

David Noel, the top spokesman for Jamaica's banks, wants compliance personnel to become more surgical in their determination of risk so that legitimate clients are not denied access...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

GB-Texaco plans phased roll-out of LPG fuel AutogasGB Energy Jamaica, which has been experimenting with liquid petroleum gas, or LPG, as a fuel source for autos, is now preparing for a full roll-out that is expected to span the Texaco network, in...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A passing glance at Mongolia makes it hard to understand that it was once the scourge of the Eurasian land mass. Its thundering horsemen swept across the steppes during the 13th century, and penetrated deep into Central...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Heated streets will melt ice and snow on contact. Sensors will monitor traffic and protect pedestrians. Driverless shuttles will carry people to their doors.A unit of Google's parent company, Alphabet, is...

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