Top takeaways from Consumers
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LAS VEGAS, United States (AFP) – The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, which concluded Friday in Las Vegas, drew some 4,000 exhibitors from dozens of countries and more than 170,000 attendees, showcased some of the...

Spain to pip US as 2nd top tourist draw
Jamaica Observer

MAD RID, Spain (AFP) — Spain is set to replace the United States as the world's second tourism destination while France has retained the top spot, the World Tourism Organization said Monday.

Honda, Volvo, Ford scoop awards at Detroit auto show
Jamaica Observer

DETROIT, United States (AFP) — The Detroit auto show handed out its self-proclaimed “Oscars of the auto industry” on Monday, rewarding Honda, Volvo and Ford amid a crowded slate of new truck, SUV and...

Volkswagen reports record global car sales in 2017
Jamaica Observer

DETROIT, United States (AFP) – Volkswagen said Sunday that its namesake brand sold more vehicles worldwide in 2017 than ever before.“We finished 2017 with the best performance ever for Volkswagen,” Herbert...

Bitcoin fever hits US real estate market
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MIAMI, United States (AFP) – Bitcoin fever has hit the US real estate market, especially that of Florida, offering foreign investors a way to dodge currency controls at home and US economic sanctions.As of the end of...

UK's Guardian daily goes tabloid to cut costs
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – Britain's Guardian newspaper adopted a new tabloid format and a redesigned masthead with simple black lettering from Monday as part of a drive to cut costs.The left-leaning newspaper...

ANSA McAL falls by $0.10
Trinidad Guardian

Overall Market activity resulted from trading in 13 securities of which five advanced, five declined and three traded firm. Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 257,263 shares crossing the...

35 new buses coming from China
Trinidad Guardian

Thirty five Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses, specially designed for the geographical environment of T&T are on their way to this country. The Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) confirmed the buses would be...

Bank shares improve
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Shares of HSBC Holdings rose by 30 cents, or 2. 87 per cent, to 10. 75 after 3,286 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. Meanwhile, on the New York Stock Exchange, shares of Butterfield Bank rose two cents, or 0. 05 per...

Hero CPL makes close to US$100million impact on region’s economy
Dominica Vibes

Gros Islet, St Lucia. 16 January 2018— The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has announced the tournament’s economic impact across the region. The 2017 event, which took place between 4 August and 9 September...

Cabinet & KPMG Discuss U.S. Tax Reform
Bernews

Cabinet Ministers held a meeting with KPMG in Bermuda to discuss U.S. Tax Reform, and the “threats and opportunities” that it presents for the Bermuda economy. Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt tweeted...

Bermuda To Host Coterie Wedding Conference
Bernews

Munaluchi Bride Magazine — a leading multicultural wedding publication in the United States — is bringing its annual retreat to the island in what is described as a “profile-raising opportunity for...

AM Best Assigns Ratings To Hannover Re
Bernews

A.M. Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of A+ [Superior] and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “aa” to Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America [Bermuda] Ltd. [HLRA Bermuda] [Bermuda], a wholly...

Scotiabank shares jump $0.29
Trinidad Guardian

Overall Market activity resulted from trading in 16 securities of which ten advanced, one declined and five traded firm. Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 136,770 shares crossing the floor...

UK state contractor collapses
Jamaica Gleaner

One of the British state's biggest contractors collapsed Monday, putting thousands of jobs at risk, after creditors and the government refused to bail out a company struggling under the weight of more than £1.5 billion...

RQ sells part of its business for 27.6m
Royal Gazette

Randall amp Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd has sold its insurance services and captive management operations to UK-based Davies Group in a deal worth 20 million 27. 6 million. RampQ, whose head office is in the FB Perry...

XL Estimate Wildfires Catastrophe Loss Of $45M
Bernews

XL Group Ltd announced preliminary estimates of natural catastrophe net losses of approximately $45 million related to the recent wildfires in Southern California and $20 million related to other events. The estimated...

Canada launches trade complaint against US over duties
Jamaica Gleaner

Canada has launched a wide ranging attack on US trade practices with an international complaint over Washington's use of punitive duties. The United States called it ill-advised.The complaint, which was filed last month...

David Jessop | Respect is key to improving EU-Cuba relations
Jamaica Gleaner

President Castro could not have been clearer. Speaking before Christmas to the Cuban National Assembly about the United States, he said that the country had in 2017 "witnessed a serious, irrational deterioration in...

AC Marriott to make Caribbean debut in Kingston
Jamaica Gleaner

The hotel being developed in Kingston by Sandals Resort International will be branded as AC Marriott.AC is said to be Marriott's design-focused brand, with 90 hotels across Europe, Latin America and the United States. The...

Facebook overhaul favours friends over news, adverts
Jamaica Observer

LAS VEGAS, United States (AFP) — Facebook has announced a major change to how its news feed works, giving advertisers and media posts a back seat to what family and friends share on the leading social network. It...

As US-Canada tensions mount, Mexico is measured on NAFTA
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – In the run-up to the latest North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations, friction is high between Canada and the US – with Ottawa determined not to bow to the...

'How much do you earn?' Germany takes on gender pay gap
Jamaica Observer

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — It's one of the last great taboos: asking a colleague how much they earn. But Germany is hoping workers will do just that under a new law that aims to close the country's yawning gender pay...

Three years and counting to receive government pension
Jamaica Observer

Dear Claudienne,I now live in Canada, but before migrating I worked with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Education (MOE), and applied for early retirement benefits in 2015.From 1981 to 1987 I worked with...

Former minister Browne: Farrell’s resignation instructive
Trinidad Guardian

The resignation of Dr Terrence Farrell as chairman of the Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) continued to generate debate yesterday, as Former Minister in the Ministry of Finance Mariano Browne said Farrell’s...

Life Saving Hacks - Beyond Payday
Trinidad Guardian

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