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Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Global stocks rose on Thursday, but analysts said it was too early to say markets had stabilised after a week of turbulent trading. Apart from persisting worries over prospects for a United States...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Walmart raised its annual profit outlook on Thursday after the world's largest retailer reported third-quarter results that topped Wall Street projections.The report shows that Walmart's...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Leading researchers are castigating a federal plan that would use artificial intelligence methods to scrutinise immigrants and visa applicants, saying it is unworkable as written and likely to...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Two of France's biggest workers' unions are staging nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his economic reforms.Thursday's 170 organised demonstrations mark the fourth day...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

AP:General Motors is recalling nearly 49,000 trucks worldwide to fix a fuel tank problem that increases the risk of a fire.The recall covers Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 3500 trucks from 2011...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Russia's Justice Ministry says it has warned several US government-funded news outlets that they could be designated as foreign agents under a new bill which is yet to be fully approved.The bill...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Republicans are muscling their massive tax bill through the House, with President Donald Trump urging them on to a critically needed legislative victory and GOP House leaders exuding...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

ItelBpo Solutions, one of Jamaica's faster-growing business processing out-sourcing operations, has taken over a 25,000-square-foot building in the New...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMSteven Jackson

​Telecommunication provider Cable & Wireless Jamaica (C&WJ), which trades as FLOW, said it remains on track to hit "key metrics" with core earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) up 38 per cent, despite recording a $378-million net loss...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Jamaica's labour ministry says it will roll out a mobile app by next March to make it easier to match job-seekers with employment opportunities posted on its electronic labour...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMSteven Jackson

Crime and lack of security have led the island to miss annual development targets under its Vision 2030 plan aimed at giving the island developed country...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Allison Peart, country managing partner and a tax partner at the Ernst...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

In Thursday's trading session the following reflect the movement of the JSE Indices:ï The JSE Combined Index declined by 2,783.39 points (0.93%) to close at 295,420.01.ï The JSE Index declined by 3,160.49 points (1.09%) to close at...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON, USA (AP):Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won't get sick and boosting premiums for others in a sharp break with the idea that...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 4:55 PM

Customers will love that they can now instantly redeem points, as soon as they earn them, either by using their card or through the new mobile app. No more waiting around for a cheque in the mail, said Trevor Clarke, Managing Director of Magna Rewards.

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:03 AM

Climate activists say a report showing oil use will continue to rise for over two decades is too pessimistic, but highlights the need for more action to combat climate change.The report, released Tuesday by the International Energy Agency, predicts...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:02 AM

A fragile government, a legislative minefield and a jittery economy are turning up the tension as Britain tries to turn its vote to leave the European Union into a reality.Exit negotiations with the bloc are stalled on divorce terms, and on Tuesday...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Chief executive Officer of Sagicor X Fund Limited Rohan Miller said the group has sold down its Sigma portfolio holdings in order to pay expenses attached to the US$90 million acquisition and renovation of the Palmyra hotel in western Jamaica, which...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Cuba Ventures Corp (CVC), a Canadian company, indicated last Thursday that it plans to develop a blockchain-based mobile application called Revolupay with its own cryptocurrency to target Cuba's US$3.4-billion remittance market.CVC, which is already...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Stationery and Office Supplies Limited (SOS), one of the most recent listings on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), expects to start utilising an adjoining property to extend its warehouse by December.Also, the outlook for the ensuing fourth quarter...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Puerto Rico's government scored a big win in court Monday after a judge rejected the appointment of a former military officer to oversee the US territory's troubled power company.A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances had sought...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMSteven Jackson

Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) will open two logistics centres by December this year as part of its multibillion-dollar transformation.The company made $443.1 million net profit on revenues of $1.58 billion for the September third-quarter 2017 or a...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has commis-sioned survey vessels to Jamaica's waters as part of the UK's Commonwealth Marine Economies (CME) Programme.By using state-of-the-art equipment, the UKHO said it will capture high-resolution...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Regional heads of government, finance ministers, central bank governors, and private-sector representatives are scheduled to arrive in Kingston for the sixth International Monetary Fund (IMF) High-level Caribbean forum to be held at the Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword, and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holidays.World Against Toys Causing Harm, or WATCH, unveiled the...

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