Business

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

Building fellowship through walls

Sunday, September, 9 2018    

Jamaican members of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) got a chance to celebrate the accounting organisation reaching its 200,000 members' milestone, when a wall with all the member names was displayed at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Tuesday. Here are some... Read More

Rich people – Part 2

By Yanique Leiba-Ebanks | Sunday, September, 9 2018    

In my article dated February 2017, I discusse d several characteristics of rich clients I had observed over the years. I mentioned that rich people were optimists, long-term thinkers, they followed their passions, they loved money and they were not... Read More

Caricom leaders want protection for depositors against failed financial institutions

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 9 2018    

Caribbean finance ministers have agreed on the urgent need for a deposit insurance system, to provide some protection for depositors against losses due to the failure of financial institutions. Read More

Hopes for caregiver to get access to husband's funds

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, September, 9 2018    

Dear Claudienne I am writing on behalf of a friend. Her husband is the sole signatory to an account held at the Bank of Nova Scotia. Read More

Digicel wins Dominica contract

Sunday, September, 9 2018    

Telecommunications service provider Digicel has been awarded the contract by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (GoCD) to rebuild its telecommunications and ICT services over a 15-year term. Read More

RPJ – leading the charge for a cleaner Jamaica

Sunday, September, 9 2018    

In a period where more people are becoming environmentally aware, and governments around the world are calling for greater actions to reduce the waste polluting our lands and seas, Recycling Partners of Jamaica (RPJ) is leading the charge to protect Jamaica's natural environment. Read More



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