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Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Warren Buffett is still finding new places to invest decades after he started, even though his basic approach of finding businesses selling for less than they are worth hasn't changed much.Buffett...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Whether it's spiced in the Spanish style or sliced as Japanese sashimi, octopus as a dish is becoming a victim of its own popularity.Prices for the tentacled mollusc have about doubled in the past two years...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Why are investors around the world so worried about Turkey's economy, when it's smaller than Florida's? Because of the possibility that somebody bigger will be next.Investors have been pulling out of...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Turkey's finance chief tried to reassure thousands of international investors on a conference call Thursday, in which he pledged to fix the economic troubles that have seen the country...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Walmart raised its financial outlook for the year after beating Wall Street's expectations for the quarter and seeing the strongest growth in more than a decade in sales at established stores.The upbeat...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMMcPherse Thompson

The mining and quarrying industry, which grew by 30 per cent, contributed the lion's share to the estimated 1.8 per cent expansion in the Jamaican economy for the April to June 2018 quarter, according to the...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Karl Gordon's introduction to business was at Coronation Market in downtown Kingston, where he once transported goods for vendors and shoppers for a fee.Now the...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 11:41 AMGlenford Smith

  QUESTION: I love reading your articles in the Career section of The Sunday Gleaner, and I believe you are just the right person to help me. I wanted to know if an employer can dismiss an employee without cause and what kind of legal actions...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham/ Business Reporter

For the first time in its 32-year history, The National Export-Import, EXIM, Bank of Jamaica is rolling out a loan sale to gin up business and pull in clients.EXIM's general manager for trade and commercial lending, Lenworth Tracey, says the board...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham/Business Reporter

The new basket of goods and services that will be used to track the movement of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) will be ready by early 2020.Director general of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (Statin), Carol Coy, says the agency's technicians...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I suspect you might be reading this article because of the title. Correct?Coming to an important decision is often very difficult; coming with much anxiety, hand-wringing and 'if and but-ing'. Oftentimes, we just can't be bothered and fail to decide...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham/ Business Reporter

Richard Lake's Premium Farms in now the exclusive distributors for National Flour Mills, NFM, an agreement that covers eight products made by the Trinidadian company, initially, with more to be added later this year.The deal expands on the business...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder/Business Reporter

With Cabinet approval in hand, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security disclosed on Monday that it is pursuing an overhaul of public pension fund manager National Insurance Fund (NIF) that will result in its merger with the National Insurance...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMSteven Jackson/ Senior Business Reporter

Telecommunications provider Cable & Wireless Jamaica, which trades as FLOW, earned US$183 million ($23 billion) in revenue over six months ending June, derived in part from price increases...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Turkey's president appeared to escalate a dispute with the United States that has helped foment a Turkish currency crisis, claiming Tuesday that his country will boycott US-made electronic goods....

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sangster flying high on increased airlifts MBJ Airports Limited is attributing increased airlift at Sangster International Airport for its revenue gains in the first half of this year."Traffic performance for the first half of 2018 shows notable...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund would be the main source of money for Tesla CEO Elon Musk's grand plan to take the company private, but the deal isn't done yet, Musk disclosed in a blog on Monday.The fund approached Musk about going private...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMMcPherse Thompson

More than two years after the official opening of the North-South Highway, and a decade since the Government compulsorily acquired land at Moneague, St Ann as part of the project, businessman Magnus Mullings is still engaged in a struggle to get...

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

QUESTION: I would love to acquire my own home through the NHT by age 26. Can you assist me?- G. GrayFINANCIAL ADVISER: I get questions similar to yours quite often. You did not state your age, but it is clear that you want to own your home soon. I...

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

National Commercial Bank Jamaica, NCB, has rolled out a second loan product on its digital platform, this time a pay advance loan that has no interest charge attached but comes with a monthly flat fee and is repayable in a month.The bank said on...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMSteven Jackson

Garfield Sinclair joined the embattled Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) this month with an explicit mission to grow revenues in the affluent Caribbean territory.BTC owner Liberty is attempting to turn around the telecom amid rising...

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

In my line of work, I meet lots of employees who aren't sure they matter.Logically, they say they should be valuable due to their role, background, responsibilities, and pay. Yet, in terms of their emotional experience, they draw a disturbing blank....

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

QUESTION: A family member who lives with me suffers from mental illness. The person, who is over 25, is being treated by a psychiatrist and has been on medication for more than five years. He holds a private driver's licence. Is it okay for him to...

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

Derrimon Trading Company Limited on Friday announced a definitive agreement to purchase the entire shareholding of pallets manufacturer Woodcats International Limited.Financing has been arranged by Mayberry Investments Limited and the transaction is...

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