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Published:Saturday | January 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) Omar Azan, while accepting that in 2009 manufacturers benefited from the removal of the two per cent customs users fees (CUF) on raw material and capital equipment, says that more has to be done by government to encourage manufacturing in 2010 and beyond.

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Agriculture is putting in place what it says is a high-level, strategic marketing committee to guide the diversification of marketing efforts for Jamaican coffee, with a keen eye on ramping up sales volumes to China, Europe and the United States.

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE TAX Administration Services Department (TASD) is advising that the increase in personal income tax rate will be applied to all individuals earning above $5 million per annum.

Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sagicor Financial Corporation (SFC) said Wednesday that chairman Terrence Martins has retired from the company's board of directors effective December 31, and would be replaced immediately by Stephen McNamara. Martins, a former chief executive officer...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In 1992, Britain's Queen Elizabeth used the term "annus horribilis" to describe the year in which the marriages of her two sons, Charles and Andrew, broke down and Windsor Castle caught fire. Seventeen years later, Caribbean countries experiencing their own annus...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Williams giving up two positions - Chris Williams, whose resignation from NCB Capital Markets Limited becomes official at the end of January, says he will also be stepping down as deputy chairman and director of Jamaica Stock Exchange Limited...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Oil prices on Thursday hit US$80 a barrel for the first time in seven weeks as the dollar sank on the final day of the year.Benchmark crude for February delivery added 53 cents at $79.89 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange at midday.

Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Steadman Fuller, chief executive officer of Kingston Bookshop Limited, has been appointed custos rotulorum of Kingston, effective January 1. Fuller succeeds Rev Canon Weeville Gordon, who retired December 31, 2009.The bookseller said he would remain head...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Individuals and entities in the public and private sectors in Jamaica have become increasingly dependent on information and telecommunication technologies.Digital equipment and devices of all...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In a bid to boost credit card usage and also leverage business from holiday traffic, local banks spent big bucks in December to push their products through advertisements and store promotions. Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) data indicates that credit card receivables...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Agriculture is putting in place what it says is a high-level, strategic marketing committee to guide the diversification of marketing efforts for Jamaican coffee, with a keen eye on ramping up sales volumes to China, Europe and the United States...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) Omar Azan, while accepting that in 2009 manufacturers benefited from the removal of the two per cent customs users fees (CUF) on raw material and capital equipment, says that more has to be done...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Four employees at a staffing company have admitted they scammed the visa system to bring hundreds of seasonal workers into the United States (US) for clients.International Personnel Resources in West Chester, Pennsylvania, applied for temporary work...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In my last column, I forgot to mention taking two weeks off during the holidays. Do forgive me. I hope, rather feel pretty sure, 'Financial Gleaner' readers managed to disregard the Christmas-tax-package fiasco long enough to enjoy themselves...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2009 | 6:01 PM

Jacqueline Sharp has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Scotiabank Group effective October 1.

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2009 | 3:43 PM

The Irish-owned telecommunications company, Digicel, has completed a deal to acquire the assets of the French phone company, Orange Dominica Ltd, according to a report on www.cananews.net.

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2009 | 3:18 PM
Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2008 | 7:39 PM

The Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, is to meet with the Finance Minister tomorrow to review the impact of the potential Cash Plus fallout on the economy

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2008 | 3:13 PM

Another financial analyst is expressing concern about the effects of alternative investment schemes on Jamaica’s economy

Published:Monday | December 31, 2007 | 2:11 PM

Financial Analyst, Ralston Hyman, is advising investors not to make any further deposits into the Cash Plus alternative investment scheme

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2007 | 12:51 PM

Financial Analyst Errol Gregory says the Jamaican economy could be improved if the Government regulates alternative investment schemes

Published:Monday | December 24, 2007 | 7:57 PM

Investment club Olint has lost its appeal in the case it brought against the Financial Services Commission

Published:Friday | December 14, 2007 | 3:09 PM

Cabinet has rejected the recommendation to award the Government public sector insurance scheme to the Life of Jamaica (LOJ).

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2007 | 2:10 PM

The Association of British Travel Agents expressed concern about a new energy surcharge being imposed on visitors staying in hotels.

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