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Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The International Monetary Fund said China's yuan is undervalued, in a mildly worded assessment on Wednesday of its controversial currency controls, and praised Beijing's response to the global crisis....

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Former executives of the Montego Bay-based call centre ACS E-Services Limited, Karl Graham and David Fullwood are expanding their own call centre operation, Fullgram Solutions Limited.

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A group of Jamaican businessmen of Chinese lineage, including Wayne Chen, have entered the wireless broadband market and have set sight on target markets in under-served rural districts not reached by the any of the top four telecoms....

Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaican economy created J$121 billion of value in the January to March period, but the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (Statin) is reporting that tourism and transport were stars among the sectors that shed value as a group....

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IN ADDITION to its tissue culture lab and greenhouse at the back of its Main Street office in Christiana, Manchester, the Christiana Potato Growers Co-operative has...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Longville Park Farms in Clarendon, which has been in existence since 1959, had been forced to go into fish production after a decline in the dairy market....

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Vodafone Essar Limited unveiled a solar-powered mobile phone Tuesday that it hopes will appeal to India's rural masses who lack electricity. India has been adding close to 20 million mobile subscribers each month...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

General Electric (GE) Company will pay US$23.4 million to settle federal charges that some of its subsidiaries paid illegal kickbacks to the Iraqi government in order to win contracts under a United Nations programme.The Securities and Exchange...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The volcanic island of St Lucia plans to tap geothermal power trapped beneath sulphur springs and roiling mud pools in a rare attempt at developing alternative energy sources ...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The National Works Agency is in the final stages of contracting additional works on the Montego Bay leg of the north coast highway to Surrey Pavement and Aggregate Company Limited.The variation on the project runs to J$698 million, boosting...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As financial institutions continue to be challenged by deflated market conditions, a top credit union executive is predicting a turnaround of sorts for the sector, but his outlook is not necessarily in sync with other...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Guardian Asset Management's (GAM) Jamaican operation will be downscaled to a department and merged with the operations of Guardian Life Limited, once it finalises the deal...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

American Robert Dudley will become BP Plc's first ever non-British chief executive, the company said Tuesday as it reported a record quarterly loss and set aside US$32.2 billion to cover costs of the devastating Gulf...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Stewart's Auto Sales Limited plans to shift its Suzuki dealership from Orchard Road to South Camp Road, where it will share space in the vehicle complex acquired from Issa Transport Group.It's the next step ...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recently-announced plans by the Government-run National Housing Trust to enter the high-end market in swanky Cherry Gardens, is not going down well with the Jamaica Developers' Association, the umbrella group of property developers....

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

First Global Bank has found a new president, a hunt that lasted 10 months after Wayne Wray left the bank in the wake of the management fallout parent company GraceKennedy Limited said was the discovery of irregular trading that resulted in billions...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A group of foreigners in The Bahamas is accused of trying to defraud JP Morgan using a forged check worth US$100 million, police said.Katsuichi Yufu, 71, of Japan; Steven De Gruiter, 60, of Indonesia; ...

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The sounds of whistling birds, crowing cocks and chirping crickets permeate the quiet district of Lemon Hall, perched between Lluidas Vale in northwest St Catherine and the border of Clarendon....

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE BOARD of oil giant BP faced a decision Monday on whether to keep Tony Hayward as its chief executive, although deliberations appeared to have narrowed to setting the terms for his departure.After a series of blunders...

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In an effort to improve trade facilitation, the Jamaica Customs Department has implemented a quick-response team to fast track Customs queries, director of public relations and information, Dania Beckford said....

Published:Monday | July 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Micro, Small and Medium-size Enterprise Alliance is welcoming the impending government policy to award more public contracts to the sector, but its president, Dr Rosalea Hamilton, is bemoaning what she calls the long delay in implementing...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) remains in full control of Lorreston Bailey, Licensed Securities Dealer. The FSC assumed full and exclusive powers of the management and control of the licensee on Friday morning in keeping with FSC Act....

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It is unlikely that you have ever heard of Christofer Fjellner from Finland, or Peter Sratsny from Slovakia. It is, however, possible that you may know of José Bové, the environmental campaigner who rose to fame in France when in protest, he destroyed a McDonald's burger restaurant.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I am a 24-year old who has had the opportunity to work with a large firm in a managerial position. When the recession reached Jamaica, I had to be dismissed and my duties were merged with those of a senior manager. I was servicing all my loans efficiently.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The initial deadline for Flow Jamaica to have built out its nationwide network is barrelling down on the cable company, which now says it cannot make the 2011 date that was conditional on its all-island licence.

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