Butterfield shares up 1
Royal Gazette

Shares of Butterfield Bank improved by 1, or 1. 9 per cent, to 53 after 4,000 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. There was also trading in 2,700 shares of Ascendant Group, but with no change to the closing price of 16....

Jamaica Stock Exchange exploring cryptocurrency trading
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Toronto-based Fintech company Blockstation to explore the possibilities of offering cryptocurrency trading to...

Video: Minister & Richards At Blockchain Futurist
Bernews

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines and Kevin Richards from the Bermuda Business Development Agency spoke with the Cube’s John Furrier at the Blockchain Futurist Conference, which was held on August 15th and...

Macroeconomic stability, productivity, and the education system
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaican economy has been experiencing unprecedented stability over the last five years. Despite the level of stability experienced, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth has averaged less than one per cent. The...

US approves first generic competitor to Mylan's EpiPen
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US regulators last week approved the first generic alternative for the EpiPen, a life-saving emergency allergy medicine, two years after soaring prices for the original version,...

JSE exploring cryptocurrency trading
Jamaica Gleaner

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has selected Toronto-based fintech company Blockstation to explore the possibility of offering cryptocurrency trading on the local platform.Consequently, the JSE based in Kingston has...

Minister: $122m spent to import chickens in 2017
Trinidad Guardian

As the Nutrimix Group of Companies begins construction of its Next Generation Hatchery, Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon is hopeful that it will help to reduce the millions of dollars spent annually on...

Butterfield shares edge up on NYSE
Royal Gazette

Shares of Butterfield Bank improved by three cents, or 0. 06 per cent, to 53. 43 on the New York Stock Exchange. Meanwhile, The Royal GazetteBSX Index was unchanged at 2,930. 93 after a day without any trades.

Third consecutive drop in retail sales
Royal Gazette

Without the economic boost provided last year during the run-up to the Americas Cup, retail sales fell in May the third consecutive month that year-on-year numbers have dropped. The volume of retail sales was down 4. 4...

Bahamas welcomes latest Moody's rating
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas g overnment has welcomed the rating given to the country by the United States-based rating agency, Moody's Investors Services, saying it reflects stabilisation in t he Bahamas'...

Kingston hosts earn US$2.4m from Airbnb service in 2017
Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says there is scope for greater expansion of the Airbnb service in Jamaica, which earned hosts in Kingston US$2.4 million in 2017.Based in San Francisco, California in the United States,...

Cayman Islands exports iguana meat to US
Jamaica Observer

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) – The Cayman Islands has shipped more than 200 pounds of iguana meat to the United States, a move that the private sector says could help in tackling the problems posed by the invasive...

Boom in taste for octopus squeezes market
Jamaica Gleaner

Boom in taste for octopus squeezes marketWhether it's spiced in the Spanish style or sliced as Japanese sashimi, octopus as a dish is becoming a victim of its own popularity.Prices for the tentacled mollusc have about...

Turkish finance chief tries to reassure investors on crisis
Jamaica Gleaner

Turkish finance chief tries to reassure investors on crisisTurkey's finance chief tried to reassure thousands of international investors on a conference call Thursday, in which he pledged to fix the economic troubles that...

Why markets are worried about suddenly cold Turkey
Jamaica Gleaner

Why markets are worried about suddenly cold TurkeyWhy are investors around the world so worried about Turkey's economy, when it's smaller than Florida's? Because of the possibility that somebody bigger will be...

Cayman Islands exports Iguana meat to US
Jamaica Observer

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — The Cayman Islands has shipped over two hundred pounds of iguana meat to the United States, a move that the private sector says could help in tackling the problems posed by the...

Tencent profits drop as China puts squeeze
Jamaica Observer

HONG KONG (AFP) — China's Tencent reported a quarterly drop in net income Wednesday amid an apparent regulatory squeeze on the tech giant's online gaming business.Total revenues for the quarter rose by 30 per cent...

Qatar promises US$15-B investment in Turkey — presidency
Jamaica Observer

Ankara, Turkey (AFP) — Qatar on Wednesday promised to make a US$15-billion direct investment in Turkey, badly hit by a currency crisis amid a widening diplomatic stand-off with the United States, officials said....

Butterfield slip on NYSE
Royal Gazette

Shares of Butterfield Bank were down 34 cents, or 0. 65 per cent, at 52. 11 on The New York Stock Exchange. Meanwhile, no stocks traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index, which was unchanged at 2,929. 71.

Digicel music app users could see BeyoncÈ, JayZ
Jamaica Star

This summer, Digicel, through its d'Music app, and Sony Music Caribbean and Latin America, have partnered to offer four d'Music app users two round-trip packages to see BeyoncE and JayZ live at their On the Run II Tour...

Formation Of ABIR Broker Advisory Cabinet
Bernews

The Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers [ABIR] announced a new board member and formation of the ABIR Broker Advisory Cabinet. Seasoned insurance veteran John Berger will join the ABIR Board of Directors on...

Indian rupee hits record low of 70 to the dollar
Jamaica Observer

MUMBAI, India (AFP) — The Indian rupee hit a record low of 70 to the US dollar on Tuesday as emerging market currencies are sold off by investors spooked by the Turkish financial crisis.The under-pressure rupee...

Burundi plans plastic bag ban
Jamaica Observer

NAIROBI, Kenya (AFP) — Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has issued a decree banning the use of plastic bags in the small central African country within the next 18 months.“The manufacture, import,...

Five things to know about Bayer and Monsanto
Jamaica Observer

FRANKFURT, Germany (AFP) — A cancer victim's surprise court victory over US pesticide maker Monsanto could open the floodgates to a slew of similar lawsuits, potentially leaving the firm's new German owner with a...

Now with power to long rule China, Xi beset by challenges
Jamaica Observer

BEIJING, China (AP) — As China's leaders gather for their annual Yellow Sea retreat, the country's political waters are looking choppy.Chinese president and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by...

China's Huawei eyes smartphone summit after passing Apple
Jamaica Observer

SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — China's Huawei on Friday said it could replace Samsung as the world's top smartphone maker by late next year, just days after data showed it surpassed Apple for the number-two spot despite...

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