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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...

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

The European Parliament wants to cut carbon emissions from new cars and vans by 40 per cent by 2030 and will try to convince the European Union's 28 nations to back the idea, despite objections from the...

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

Food and financial services conglomerate GraceKennedy Limited says it has no plan to replace the glass range of its Tropical Rhythms juice drink, noting that the addition of plastic...

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

California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, one of several laws boosting or protecting women that Governor Jerry Brown...

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

The rise of the short-term rental market facilitated by online sites, led by Airbnb, has increased housing prices in key areas, according to real estate experts."Right now, the going is hot...

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

US President Donald Trump vowed to make Canada pay after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he would not be bullied in trade talks.Trump called Trudeau "weak" and "dishonest". He threatened...

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

Japan's No. 1 automaker Toyota Motor and technology giant SoftBank Group are setting up a joint venture to create mobility services in what they called a "united Japan" effort to face global...

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

Facebook is naming Adam Mosseri, a 10-year veteran at the company, as the head of Instagram.The appointment comes after the photo-sharing app's co-founders resigned last week without giving a clear reason...

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

Declaring that "there is enough room in the business for everybody," petrol haulage businessman and one-time hotelier Constantine 'Charley' Hinds is set to make a play for the...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

General Motors and Honda are teaming up on self-driving vehicle technology as big automakers and tech giants race to develop the next generation of personal transportation.Japan's Honda Motor Company will invest US$2.75 billion in the autonomous...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:03 AMSteven Jackson/Senior Business Reporter

Express Catering Limited, which operates various food franchises at Sangster International Airport, tripled its annual profit even without much help from the latest addition to its portfolio, that of Starbucks coffee.Express Catering has "...

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