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Published:Friday | March 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jones resigns D&G seat - Andrew Jones, a Diageo veteran for 23 years, has demitted his seat on the board of Desnoes & Geddes Limited, which trades as Red Stripe, to take up a new assignment outside Jamaica...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Google has a 'translation engine' that does a pretty good job.The idea came about in 2004 when one of its founders used a translation tool acquired by licence to read a letter, fan mail really, from a South Korean.

Published:Friday | March 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Insurance ratings agency AM Best has frowned on the acquisition deal for Sagicor General Insurance (Cayman) Limited, suggesting it could have a potentially negative effect for the buyer.

Published:Friday | March 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Starting this week, the Financial Gleaner publishes the submission by former chairman of the Eagle Group of Companies, Dr Paul Chen-Young, presented to the FINSAC enquiry in the form of a book.

Published:Friday | March 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) is pushing for the listing of the Jamaica Debt Exchange (JDX) bonds on the stock market, the first for domestic debt instruments, if the Government agrees.Indications are that the plan may not be too much of a hard sell...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Greece's profligacy, clandestinely assisted by Wall Street's Houdini-like amoral derivers of derivatives, succeeded in creating waning confidence in the euro, which fell from US$1.51 in December to a low of US$1.361 this...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A negligence lawsuit in which Jamaican snack maker Fun Snax Limited was seeking to recover $107.3 million from Shell Company (WI) Limited for allegedly supplying the incorrect liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) has been thrown...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helú, owner of América Móvil and Claro, has overtaken Bill Gates and is the first man from a developing nation to become the world's richest person...

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Connecticut's attorney general has sued Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's (S&P) over ratings the pair issued on risky investments.

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Government yesterday unveiled its economic support programme, which is being put in place to ease the hardships of the more than 3,600 workers made redundant after the divestment of two sugar factories.Under the programme, each person will get financial...

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

China's exports rose in February in a new sign of growing global demand that could help persuade officials to let the Chinese currency rise. Exports were up 45.7 per cent over a year earlier, the Chinese customs agency reported on Wednesday...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It's the end of the workday (4:30 for some, 5:00 for others) and you're wondering where the day went. In between all the phone calls and meetings, you just haven't accomplished your list of things to do for the day. For other persons though, this inability...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Norma's, an upscale restaurant run by noted chef Norma Shirley, is expanding to Montego Bay, marking to a return to the resort where the eatery operated at Whitehall in Reading.The new operation, however, will have a different home off the MoBay 'Hip...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Appliance Traders Limited (ATL), a trader of electronics and appliances, is searching for new operating space for two outlets, and has already rebranded one store as ATL Elite in an apparent shift upmarket. The Elite store, shortly after opening late...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A comprehensive appraisal of the state of implementation of the CARICOM Single Market (CSM) has found that all five core regimes - movement of goods, movement of skills, the right of capital and the provision of services - are functioning....

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The new-born litter of 10 piglets and mother, 'Sandy'.Raising pigs a rewarding professionChristopher SerjuGleaner writerSOMERSET, St Thomas:THE COLD night wind coming off the river was giving Marsha Graham a hard time as she struggled to keep warm, but...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Farmers lament glut on marketJermaine FrancisGleaner WriterDENBIGH KRAAL, Clarendon:AT THE height of the midday sun, Denroy Henry is busy reaping his one acre of tomatoes, but according to him, he is only doing it for the love of farming and not for...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As Europe struggles with a debt crisis, the idea of a European Monetary Fund is quickly taking hold. Such a body could be a lender of last resort and keep financially troubled governments from unsettling the euro and global markets...

Published:Tuesday | March 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

National Commercial Bank's (NCB) senior general manager for human resources, Rickert Allen, says showing employees that they are the company's most important asset is one of the secrets to its success and longevity.Noting that NCB spends over three per...

Published:Tuesday | March 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

American International Group (AIG) will sell its overseas life and health insurance unit for US$15.5 billion to MetLife Inc, the insurer said, as it attempts to repay billions in government aid.In the deal announced Monday, MetLife will pay US$6.8...

Published:Tuesday | March 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The United States (US) dollar slid versus the euro Monday after European leaders said they would back Greece through a debt crisis that has jeopardised the common currency.The dollar was mixed against other currencies....

Published:Tuesday | March 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Wall Street Journal reports that a British agency is investigating whether Kraft Foods Inc misled employees and investors about its takeover of chocolate maker Cadbury PLC.

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Capital and Credit Merchant Bank (CCMB ) has issued its own debit card, giving some of its account holders access to the local MultiLink networks for both automated banking and point-of-sale...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Money transfers from Latin American and Caribbean migrants to their home countries are likely to stabilise in 2010 after suffering a 15 per cent drop in 2009, according to a new report last Thursday by the Inter-American Development Bank's Multilateral Investment Fund (FOMIN).

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

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