Business

Wisynco eyes new business line

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

Wisynco Group Ltd may find itself starting a new business line as it seeks to recoup lost revenues from the ban on styrofoam produced in Jamaica. Read More

Diageo sells drinks portfolio for US$550m

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British drinks giant Diageo announced Monday the sale of Seagram's VO whisky and 18 other brands to US firm Sazerac for US$550 million, to focus on premium US labels. Read More

Sectors that drive export and

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

THE expansion of Jamaica's export market, the implementation of digital technologies to drive exports and the targeted development of human capital to boost the MSME (Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises) sector were the suggestions put forward by researchers from the Mona School of... Read More

KPMG enters outsourcing industry

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

JAMAICA'S strategic location in relation to the United States has given rise to another business opportunity, this time between audit and accounting firm KPMG Jamaica and member firm, KPMG US. Read More

Agri & Industrial Packaging promotes oxo-biogradable plastic as environmentally efficient

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

FOLLOWING the recent decision by the Jamaican Government to impose a ban on certain categories of plastic packaging materials such as plastic bags, plastic drinking straws and styrofoam, the challenge has now arisen on how to replace them. Read More

Time's up, Google

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

SEVERAL thousands of supporters globally joined forces on Thursday, November 1, 2018 to protest Google Inc following a recent New York Times publication highlighting the way in which one of the world's largest corporations handles sexual misconduct. Read More

Fintech broadening its horizions

Dr David Walcott | Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

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New Amazon HQ split between New York, Washington suburbs

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Amazon announced yesterday it would split its “second headquarters” between New York City and the Washington suburbs, capping a yearlong contest that saw dozens of cities fight it out for the online giant's US$5-billion investment and... Read More

Cryptocurrencies are proving a tough classification nut to crack

by Elizabeth McGregor | Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

The roller-coaster ride of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies has sparked the interest of many investors. However, while the price of cryptocurrency is certainly exciting to watch, professionals are recognising that it is the underlying innovation – blockchain... Read More

At Syria border, Jordanians dash over for cheap shopping

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

NASSIB, Syria (AFP) – Near the recently reopened border with Jordan, former Syrian rebel fighter Bahaa al-Masri sells date-filled pastries and sesame biscuits to Jordanians flocking across the frontier to snap up bargains. Read More

UK says has agreed draft Brexit deal with EU

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain has agreed a draft Brexit deal with the European Union, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced yesterday, but she must still get it through her cabinet and the deeply divided parliament in London. Read More

Number of EU workers slides before Brexit — data

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The number of EU workers in Britain sank in the third quarter by the largest amount since records began, official data showed yesterday ahead of Brexit. Read More

Kenya arrests 2,000 in public transport safety crackdown

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

NAIROBI, Kenya (AFP) — Almost 2,000 minibus taxi drivers and conductors as well as passengers were arrested in Kenya on Monday, authorities said, as police began enforcing long-ignored road safety rules. Read More

UK's Europeans want to know: Should I stay or should I go?

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) -- EU nationals who have settled in Britain are facing a dilemma as Brexit looms: pack their bags, apply for citizenship or stay put and hope for the best. Read More

'Ababis' and 'Star Wnrs': Knock-offs thrive in China e-commerce

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — Sneakers on a popular Chinese e-commerce platform look like Adidas, but are branded “Ababis”. Underwear resembling Calvin Klein are called “Caiwen Kani”. Toys with an uncanny resemblance to a certain blockbuster movie franchise opt for... Read More



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