Business

GAP is preferred bidder for NMIA

Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

MEXICAN company Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB De CV (GAP) has been selected the provisional preferred bidder for the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) public private partnership. Read More

Jamaica Customs – sole entity responsible for issuing customs brokers' licences

Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

Ever thought of becoming a customs broker?-Which entity is responsible for issuing Customs Brokers' Licences? -What are the application requirements?  Read More

Colombia calls for help to face Venezuela migrant surge

Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

BOGOTA, Colombia (AFP) — Colombia lacks the capacity to face by itself a deluge of Venezuelan migrants fleeing their crisis-afflicted country, Bogota's top diplomat said yesterday. Read More

Google fights worldwide 'right to be forgotten' in EU court

Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — Google clashed with France in a top EU court yesterday arguing it feared for freedom of speech if forced to apply Europe's “right to be forgotten” principle worldwide. Read More

South Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day — minister

Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa's murder rate rose again last year, official statistics showed yesterday, with more than 20,000 people killed across the country — about 57 a day — as police admitted they were struggling to keep control. Read More

New iPhones aim for momentum in sputtering smartphone market

Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Apple is set to unveil new iPhones, aiming to gain fresh momentum in the premium segment of a global smartphone market showing signs of fatigue. Read More

Zimbabwe seeks return to dollar as new gov't sworn in

Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe's newly sworn-in finance minister on Monday said he planned to reintroduce the Zimbabwe dollar and accelerate plans to repay the country's debt in a bid to revive the battered economy. Read More

South Africa's Cape Town eases water rationing

Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa's second city Cape Town, battling its worst drought in 100 years, announced Monday that it would ease severe water rationing after significant rains in the region. Read More

Photo: Proven business

Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

PROVEN Conversation: At the recent PROVEN Investment Investor Forum, business opportunities took main stage amidst the social mingle. (left to right) Businessman Peter Tuckey, Ryan Devaux, CEO, Boslil Bank, Subsidiary of PROVEN Inv.; Christopher Williams President and CEO PROVEN Management... Read More

World unprepared for next financial crisis — ex-IMF chief

Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The world is less well equipped to manage a major financial crisis today than it was a decade ago, according to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a former chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Read More

Alibaba's Zhang prepares to step away from Jack Ma's

Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — Both in personality and skillset, Alibaba's Daniel Zhang will herald a new era for the Chinese e-commerce giant when he takes over full leadership from charismatic founder Jack Ma. Read More

GraceKennedy's Signia Financial acquires Globe Financial

Tuesday, September, 11 2018    

Barbados-based Signia Financial Group Inc, an associated company of GraceKennedy Limited (GKL), has acquired Globe Finance Inc, strengthening GK's foothold in the merchant bank market in Barbados. Read More

Half of US foreign profits booked in tax havens – paper

Tuesday, September, 11 2018    

Washington, United States (AFP) — About half of all the foreign profits of US multinationals are booked in tax havens, with Ireland topping the charts as the favourite, according to a new economic study on Monday. Read More

Less hazy ganja outlook

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 9 2018    

Two years after the successful staging of global business-to-business cannabis conference, CanEx Jamaica, event director for CanEx Jamaica, Douglas Gordon, is even more optimistic that the cannabis industry could be named amongst the main drivers of Jamaica's economic growth. Read More



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