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ExIm warns US of export risk from China

October 22, 2014 - 8:05pm
US companies risk losing out in the global export battle as a proliferation of Beijing-based development banks boosts Chinese rivals, a senior Obama administration official has warned.

What Lenovo can teach us about making takeovers work

October 22, 2014 - 8:05pm
If you are wondering where your transformational merger is going wrong, you may want to look in the toilets.

Total CEO dead in runway crash, plow driver drunk

October 22, 2014 - 8:05pm
Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA, who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company based in France, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplough whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.

Port upgrade completed at Ocho Rios

October 22, 2014 - 8:05pm
The expansion and renovation of the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal, part of a $400-million upgrading programme for the port, funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund, is now complete.

Azan building new gaming lounge

October 20, 2014 - 4:07pm
Gassan Azan, through his company Sizzling Slots Limited, is constructing a 14,000-square-foot gaming lounge, sports bar and restaurant at 100 Hope Road in Kingston, with capacity for 150 seats.

Chik-V lessons for small businesses

October 20, 2014 - 4:07pm
In her first month on the job, an employee made a revelation many may find stunning.

British couple offers diaspora link through JAM TV

October 20, 2014 - 4:07pm
With a £400,000 investment in a broadcasting business, JAM TV, a British-Jamaican couple is hoping to connect Jamaican businesses with the United Kingdom (UK) market even as the operators themselves seek to broaden their client base.

Small market for big beer

October 20, 2014 - 4:07pm
The introduction of the one-litre bottles of Guinness and Red Stripe beer brands has had little traction on the local market, according to sellers of the products.

PetroCaribe presents spillover risk to beneficiary countries, says IMF

October 20, 2014 - 4:07pm
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised Jamaica and other Caribbean member countries of the PetroCaribe oil facility that they remain vulnerable to changes in the financial terms of the accord and should consider building up buffers.

A moment for Caribbean reflection

October 20, 2014 - 4:07pm
Four weeks ago, this column urged the Caribbean to begin to think the unthinkable. It suggested that there are some individuals whose values are not those of the vast majority and who mean harm to those who live in the region or who visit.

Motorists without jobs - Are they a bigger risk?

October 20, 2014 - 4:07pm
I have worked with a government entity in Jamaica since 2011 but we separated a few months ago. I am now in the process of seeking alternative employment. When my motor policy was about to expire a few weeks ago, I decided to see if I could obtain better terms elsewhere. I approached two other insurers. Both of them refused to insure me because of the fact that I am unemployed. As a result, I had to remain with my existing insurer.

Saving to buy land

October 20, 2014 - 4:07pm
I am a 24-year-old subsidised teacher who is now in my final year of teacher training college. I would love to start saving towards a loan to purchase land. At this minute, I am earning $36,900 after tax. I am seeking your advice in order to make my first step.

Top gas mileage goes to Mitsubishi Mirage

October 20, 2014 - 4:07pm
The non-hybrid new car with the best gasolene mileage rating in the United States is not a Honda or Toyota. It's a Mitsubishi that's priced less than the average cost of a used car or truck.

Service without a smile: why airlines aren't nice

October 20, 2014 - 4:07pm
Passengers cherish Virgin America for its mood lighting, live TV, fancy cocktails and friendly flight attendants. That nice-guy approach to air travel wins awards and attracts a cult following, but may not fly with Wall Street.

New direction at Jamalco - Jamaica shelves plan to sell CAP

October 18, 2014 - 2:32pm
Jamaica has formally scrapped the plan to sell its 45 per cent share in the Jamalco alumina refinery now that the London-based Noble Group has acquired Alcoa's......

Highway concession not a roadblock to Kingston rail service - DBJ

October 18, 2014 - 2:32pm
A contractual agreement with Highway 2000 operators that Kingston cannot expand beyond its single rail line will not impact current efforts to find an investor willing to redevelop the defunct lines into a viable business, the Development Bank of Jamaica insists.

Recapitalise coffee production - Salmon

October 18, 2014 - 2:32pm
Donald Salmon, president of the Jamaica Coffee Growers Associa-tion, is calling for the recapitalisation of the coffee industry through targeted government aid for farmers and a window for soft loans to finance farm inputs.

Consumers are jobless and concerned ... but satisfied?

October 18, 2014 - 2:32pm
Pollster Anderson found that consumer confidence has been ticking downwards since the beginning of this year.

Tax audit - TAJ's perspective

October 18, 2014 - 2:32pm
It is TAJ's prime responsibility to detect and deal with tax evasion and non-compliance with the tax laws.

Falling oil prices shake up global economies

October 18, 2014 - 2:32pm
The global price of oil is near US$83 per barrel, down about US$32, or 28 per cent, from its high point for the year. Oil consumption globally is 91 million barrels per day.