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Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Loan sales have become one of the tools used by lenders to go after up new business using time-bound low interest rates as a hook for borrowers. And First Heritage Cooperative Credit Union, FHC, is no exception.But the credit union led by Roxann...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands is partnering with development company Rivi Gardner...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I was shocked to see a letter to you by T.T., a self-confessed member of the local LGBT community. You seemed to be in sympathy with the views shared that Jamaicans are "archaic and backward" in the workplace. I think it is despicable for...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

An orchestrated but, in the end, under-supported bid by some shareholders to remove long serving board members of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Limited, the JSE Group, failed last Thursday, with all directors who were eligible for re-election returned....

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Should entrepreneurs always anticipate and plan for copycats, particularly those who were once trusted insiders?It's a question that arose after my recent column titled "Copying Your Employer's Business" in which I advised a prospective business...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"Creative and innovative solutions must be found to design appropriate risk mitigation, risk transfer, and risk financing tools ...," said Prime Minister Andrew Holness at the G7 Outreach Summit in Quebec, Canada, this month.This comment was made...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Jeffrey Hall, managing director of food and logistics conglomerate Jamaica Producers Group Limited, says for this year and beyond the company would place itself at the centre of major trends that fuel demand within the region and internationally....

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

If like me, you listen regularly to the BBC World Service, you may have heard a recent item about an extraordinary leap forward in technology which, over time, could lead to clothes and even shoes being produced using a domestic 3D printer.Although...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The countries of the OPEC cartel agreed on Friday to pump one million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices.Questions remain, however, over the ability of some OPEC nations - Iran and...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 11:08 PM

QUESTION: I need some help. I want to save $5,000 per month but not sure which institution to do it with. I want some sort of investment involved. Any suggestions?- LissaFINANCIAL ADVISER: There is more than a subtle difference between saving and...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 10:39 AMAP

  The OPEC oil countries agreed Friday to increase their combined production by almost one million barrels a day, though questions remain over some members' ability to do so amid domestic trouble and sanctions. After a meeting in Vienna,...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Import rules around coffee, plus the new commodity cess imposed by regulator JACRA, have put instant coffee processor Salada Foods Jamaica Limited in an uncomfortable spot.Not only has local...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In Lewis Carrol's masterpiece, Alice in Wonderland, the protagonist comes face to face with an array of unusual circumstances that somehow have their own logic when viewed from a different perspective.In much the...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Ice cream maker Caribbean Cream Limited, which trades as Kremi, faced rising input costs last year, but chose to absorb some of them, while tempering price increases on customers, according to CEO...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Blue Power Group Limited, which makes soaps and trades in lumber, purchased the properties that house its soap division in downtown Kingston within the quarter ending April.The company...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Britain's Treasury chief is expected to outline plans to ensure the nation's financial services industry can thrive after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union in a speech that was to be...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Xiaomi, a Chinese cell phone maker that helped pioneer the trend towards ultra-low-priced smartphones, is preparing for what would possibly be the biggest tech initial public offering since e...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Gaming company Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) will soon start collecting data from its nearly 300,000 customers."We are currently developing our own business intelligence solution ... to understand our...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) is setting up a pre-delivery inspection facility at Tinson Pen in Kingston, with the aim of taking over the inspection service for used car imports.The...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley/Senior Business Writer

The Development Bank of Jamaica, DBJ, has received billions of dollars in new multilateral money, and is hunting billions more, to be able to up its game as a full-service provider of...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Officials from major oil-producing nations are expected to agree this week to boost output, but just how much they will open the spigot - and the effect on oil prices - remain wild cards....

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 11:51 AMSteven Jackson

  The prospectus for Mayberry Jamaica Equities Limited, MJEL, a fund run by brokerage firm Mayberry Investments Limited, should be released before month end.  The initial release was expected in March. "We ...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The British government won a key vote in Parliament on its flagship Brexit legislation Wednesday but remains locked in a tussle with lawmakers over the direction of the country's departure from the European Union.The House of Commons rejected by a...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 1:06 PMCMC

  American oil giant, ExxonMobil has struck oil again this time at the Longtail-1 exploration well, making this the eighth successful discovery in Guyana. In a press release ExxonMobil’s partner Hess Corp said this discovery creates...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:04 AM

China on Tuesday threatened "comprehensive measures" in response to US President Donald Trump's new tariff hike, raising the possibility that Beijing might target operations of American companies.Trump's announcement fuelled fears that economic...

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