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Canadian banks see potential turnaround for Carib operations

January 20, 2015 - 10:26pm
The combination of lower oil prices and cost-cutting should lead to improvement in their Caribbean operations, Canadian bankers said Monday at a conference in Toronto.

China market plunges

January 20, 2015 - 10:26pm
Chinese shares plunged 6.3 per cent after the country's securities regulator imposed margin-trading curbs on several major brokerages, a sign that authorities are trying to rein in the market's big gains.

West Texas oil producers reduce capital budgets, rig count

January 20, 2015 - 10:26pm
A swift plunge in the price of crude is sending shockwaves across West Texas oil country.

Highway rerouting not yet approved

January 19, 2015 - 9:10am
The developers of the North-South leg of Highway 2000 have begun work to realign the highway, putting it in the backyards of residents of the Caymanas Country Club Estate, without the approval of the planning authority.

Business Events

January 19, 2015 - 9:10am
JANUARY 18 Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica 50th anniversary service of thanksgiving, at Boulevard Baptist Church, Washington Boulevard, Kingston, 9 a.m.pubrelations@icaj.org

Air-conditioning company expands into Kingston

January 19, 2015 - 9:10am
Patrick Walker, CEO of ComfortSystems Limited, which expanded into Kingston earlier this month, says he plans to develop an operating base in the capital on lands purchased at Osbourne Road.

New audit standards to make financial reports more transparent

January 19, 2015 - 9:10am
Alok Jain, assurance leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers Jamaica, says that within two years, local companies and their shareholders will receive reports on audited accounts which are more transparent.

Are insurance customers treated fairly?

January 19, 2015 - 9:10am
QUESTION: Are there any local or international best practices that speak to how insurance customers are to be treated, generally, and, specifically, how claims are to be dealt with?- D.H.L., Kingston 7

Are you a 'helicopter manager'?

January 19, 2015 - 9:10am
As a manager, do you to need to unlearn the bad habit of hovering over employees while they work? If you don't, you run the risk of stifling your employee's development.

Personal financial planning is a process

January 19, 2015 - 9:10am
People's lives, the society and economies are so dynamic it is hard to see how financial planning can be an event. Because of the reality of change, it is important to review personal financial plans periodically and make adjustments to reflect current realities.

China seek greater role in the Americas

January 19, 2015 - 9:10am
A little over a week ago the first ministerial forum between China and the Community of Latin American States (CELAC) took place.

Moving swiftly, United States eases travel and trade rules on Cuba

January 19, 2015 - 9:10am
Swiftly expanding trade ties with Cuba, the Obama administration opened the door to easier travel and a wide range of new export opportunities with the communist island starting last Friday, punching the biggest hole to date in America's...

Drop your top: Convertibles poised to make a comeback

January 19, 2015 - 9:10am
Automakers are rolling out new convertible models at a time when many consumers are gaining confidence in the US economy and have more money to spend on less-practical big-ticket items, thanks to juicy stock market returns.

Swiss franc's surge claims brokerage firm scalps

January 19, 2015 - 9:10am
The staggering ascent in the Swiss franc, one of the most acute moves in decades by a major currency, has hurt financial firms around the world, with at least two brokerages going out of business.

RURAL EXPRESS - St Mary 4H Clubs look to engage more youngsters in farming

January 17, 2015 - 8:04pm
IN AN attempt to develop a robust group of modern farmers who can help sustain the country's delicate economy, 4H Clubs Jamaica has been mobilising and training young people in the business of agriculture for more than seven decades.

RURAL EXPRESS - Islington High School receives donation from NY businessman, friends

January 17, 2015 - 8:04pm
A NEW YORK-BASED entrepreneur and his two friends have pledged tens of thousands of US dollars to help upgrade computer and sports equipment at Islington High School in St Mary.

Finance ministry waffles on incentives for SEZ

January 16, 2015 - 5:59pm
The special economic zones being created by Jamaica will not be accompanied by large tax breaks - a message that the Ministry of Finance appears to be telegraphing ahead of public debate on the programme.

Movements

January 16, 2015 - 5:59pm
Another three directors of Access Financial Services Limited resigned from the board on January 7, including chairman Brian Goldson.

JSE, IDB project to boost junior market recruiting

January 16, 2015 - 5:59pm
The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) will announce a partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) next week aimed at recruiting new listings for the junior stock market.

Kremi reports growth in retail sales

January 16, 2015 - 5:59pm
Caribbean Cream Limited, which trades as Kremi, reported revenue of $741 million for the nine months ending November, a 22 per cent increase year-on-year.