Argus unchanged despite significant trading
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Argus Group Holdings Ltd saw significant trading on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, but the insurers share price remained unchanged. Argus closed at 3. 92 as 38,500 of the companys shares changed hands. Butterfield Bank...

PartnerRe shakes off catastrophe losses
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PartnerRe Ltd reported net income of 72 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 despite taking a 120 million hit from wildfires in California. The Bermudian reinsurer, which is owned by Italian investment firm Exor, said...

Bermuda To Host New Cyber-Risk Conference
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A new Bermudian edition of a successful North American cyber-risk conference will be held later this year, the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] has announced. The inaugural International Cyber Risk Management...

Richard Branson announces Hyperloop plan for India
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MUMBAI, India (AFP) — Virgin Hyperloop One, the futuristic transport start-up backed by British tycoon Richard Branson, has announced plans for a superfast rail network linking India's financial capital Mumbai to the...

Bangladesh bourse approves China bid, rejects India offer
Jamaica Observer

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AFP) — Bangladesh has agreed to sell a large stake in its stock exchange to a Chinese consortium, an official said yesterday, rebuffing a rival bid from India that raised political...

US eyes heavy tariffs on China, Russia to counter steel, aluminium glut
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Commerce Department on Friday recommended imposing heavy tariffs on China, Russia and other countries to counter a global glut in steel and aluminium which it says threatens...

'Painful': Citizens count Brexit's personal cost
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Frustrated by Brexit negotiations, angry at Brussels or simply afraid of the future, ordinary Britons and other Europeans are already taking life-changing decisions a year before...

Fitch raises Greece's debt rating, citing stability, growth
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Fitch ratings agency on Friday upgraded Greece's sovereign debt grade, citing budget surpluses, greater political stability and the growing economy.The agency raised the debt...

Cape Town now faces dry taps by July 9
Jamaica Observer

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AFP) — Residents of drought-stricken Cape Town received good news yesterday when city officials said they now face losing piped water to their homes by July 9 — a month later than last...

Central American nations to sign trade deal with South Korea
Jamaica Observer

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AFP) — Four Central American nations are to sign a free trade deal with South Korea today after more than two years of talks to ease tariffs and barriers on a range of products, El...

Canada to seek to join South America trade pact
Jamaica Observer

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada will open trade talks next month with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America as part of an ongoing push to diversify its trade partnerships, a senior official said Friday.

Gibson fighting for survival
Jamaica Observer

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — World-famous guitar maker Gibson, whose instruments have been played by the likes of John Lennon and Elvis Presley, is facing serious financial problems that threaten its very...

UK church spires used to boost phone, WiFi signal
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Church spires across Britain will be used to boost broadband, mobile phone and WiFi connectivity in rural areas, under a deal struck between the government and the Church of England, it...

Mexico’s Gain is Free Zone’s Loss
Channel 5 Belize

Business at the Commercial Free Zone continues to be affected by Mexican consumers purchasing goods and services in their homeland, instead of shopping in Belize.  The exclusive business location was [...]

UK vows no 'Mad Max style' Brexit
Jamaica Gleaner

Britain wants to lead a "race to the top" in global standards after it leaves the European Union, Britain's top Brexit negotiator said Tuesday, saying fears of a 'Mad Max-style' economic free-for-all are misplaced.In a...

Southern Games cancelled
Trinidad Guardian

Yesterday, the organising committee of the Southern Games sent out a release announcing that the annual athletics and cycling meet, the biggest multi-sport event in the south has been cancelled. It said: "Due to the...

Video: Minister Caines On Cryptocurrency
Bernews

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines was interviewed at Fintech World’s: Blue Chip ICO’s Road Show at The Harvard Club, New York City, with the Minister discussing blockchain and cryptocurrency. “This...

Butterfield down 1.1 on BSX
Royal Gazette

Butterfield Bank shares fell by 50 cents, or 1. 1 per cent, to close at 43. 50 after 10,656 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. However, on the New York Stock Exchange the banks shares were up 49 cents, or 1. 1 per...

Lili Bermuda Showcased At Polo Cup In Florida
Bernews

On Saturday, February 17, Lili Bermuda was showcased for the first time at the Windsor Charity Polo Cup in Vero Beach, Florida. Lili Bermuda Owner and Master Perfumer, Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone, gladly accepted the...

Multiple income streams with internet marketing
Jamaica Observer

Ever thought of selling US$0.50 microwave covers from Alibaba.com on Amazon.com for US$12.00? What about sitting on a beach here in Jamaica and sourcing cold weather door strips to sell online during the bad winter months...

Tobago still a strong destination for airline
Trinidad Guardian

While not specifically declaring that Tobago is a lucrative destination Andre Bello, Commercial Manager of Virgin Atlantic (Caribbean region) said the sister isle is an important part of the airline’s network of...

Guyana in talks with Brazil for internet in Region Nine
Kaieteur News

Access to fast, reliable and efficient internet in Region Nine, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo will pave the way for tremendous opportunities in the areas of education, health and entrepreneurship. Minister of Public...

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling
Jamaica Gleaner

Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in United States elections: the post office.Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the US presidential campaign,...

Government to open new office in Brussels
Royal Gazette

Bermuda is to open an office in Brussels to protect the islands interests as Britain prepares to leave the European Union. David Burt, Premier and Minister of Finance, said the office would cut the cost of consultants in...

In high-priced Manhattan, more and more empty stores
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The New York borough of Manhattan is richer and more populated than ever, but a growing number of businesses are closing their doors under the pressure of exorbitant rents and online...

UN aviation agency warns of looming pilot shortage
Jamaica Observer

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — Hundreds of thousands of pilots will need to be trained to meet growing demand for air transport around the world by 2036, the UN aviation agency said Tuesday.

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