Norway wealth fund hits 'milestone' US$1- trillion value
Jamaica Observer

OSLO, Norway (AFP) — Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the largest in the world, on Tuesday reached the value of US$1 trillion dollars for the first time, the Norwegian central bank, which manages the fund, said. This...

The ipo of Angry Birds owner takes flight in Helsinki
Jamaica Observer

HELSINKI, Finland (AFP) — Finland's Rovio, creator of the hugely popular smartphone game Angry Birds, launched its initial public offering (IPO) on the Helsinki Stock Exchange on Monday, valuing the company at almost...

Music piracy on increase worldwide – industry group
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) Music piracy is on the increase worldwide, with 40 per cent of users accessing unlicensed music, up from 35 per cent last year, the global recorded music industry group, IFPI (International...

JSE to speed up trading settlement cycle
Jamaica Observer

In a move to improve speed and meet international standards, the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) and its subsidiary, Jamaica Central Securities Depository Limited (JCSD), have plans to cut the change settlement of...

Six types of salespeople you should never employ
Jamaica Observer

One of my simple pleasures is observing the interaction between buyers and sellers - or buying behaviour, if you will. As often as I can, I am out in the trade observing buying behaviour in our supermarkets, shopping...

CPJ plans expansion of Montego Bay warehouse
Jamaica Observer

Liquor and food purveyor Caribbean Producers Jamaica Ltd (CPJ) plans to expand its warehouse space by 68,000 square feet as it seeks to meet increased demand while improving efficiencies in distribution.

Customs Commissioner charges REDTRAC graduates
Jamaica Observer

CEO/Commissioner of the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), Velma Ricketts Walker, has charged graduates of the Caribbean Regional Drug Law Enforcement Training Centre (REDTRAC) to be proactive and vigilant, as the security of...

Move to repeal ACB Act
Jamaica Observer

The Senate is scheduled to debate a Bill seeking to repeal the Agricultural Credit Board (ACB) Act to make new provisions relating to agricultural credit arrangements when it meets on Friday.

Honey Bun begins work on warehouse
Jamaica Observer

Baking company Honey Bun Ltd has started work on phase one of its expanded baking and warehousing facility in Cross Roads, Kingston. The construction, which began in the third quarter of Honey Bun's financial year,...

Berger Paints to delist shares on JSE
Jamaica Observer

Local paint company, Berger Paints Ltd will delist its stocks from the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) as Trinidadian conglomerate ANSA McAL seeks to acquire the remaining shares in the company. The acquisition of the...

7 dos and don'ts for jobseekers
Jamaica Gleaner

I was talking with Alicia Lyttle, CEO of Internet Income Jamaica, who has read over 11,000 job applications. We concurred on the need for more jobseekers to be especially diligent when they prepare their applications and...

Walgreens, Rite Aid revise deal
Jamaica Gleaner

Walgreens and Rite Aid have finally devised a combination of the nation's largest and third-largest drugstore chains that will get past antitrust regulators.The companies said Tuesday that they have Federal Trade...

Toys"R"Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open
Jamaica Gleaner

Toys"R"Us, the toy retailer struggling with US$5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season and says its stores will remain open for...

More jobs, smaller savings sap entrepreneurial energy
Jamaica Gleaner

The newly released Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, GEM, report on Jamaica has found that improving job prospects and falling savings have both served to limit total early-stage entrepreneurial activity, referred to as...

Berger Jamaica directors say yes to takeover offer
Jamaica Gleaner

The directors of Berger Paints Jamaica are recommending that minority shareholders accept the takeover offer from new owner ANSA Coatings International Limited, whose bid for the shares was made at nearly one-third...

Sumfest, Pitbull energise Main Event's third quarter
Jamaica Gleaner

Main Event Entertainment Group (MEEG) benefited from Sumfest music festival and an event featuring visiting rapper Pitbull, which energised the company's earnings in the third quarter.The company expects to maintain that...

RJRGLEANER to grow through diversification
Jamaica Gleaner

RJRGLEANER Communications Group CEO Gary Allen aims to double returns in five years and has laid out a growth strategy underpinned by business diversification, new partnerships and potential acquisitions to achieve that...

Digicel head to join aviation financing firm
Jamaica Gleaner

David Butler, the outgoing chief executive officer at telecom Digicel Jamaica, will take up an executive position at an aviation financing group in Ireland.He joins Stellwagen Group on October 1.Butler announced his...

Financial rescue programme before Cabinet for consideration
Jamaica Gleaner

Consultations on a new structure under which regulators can step in to save financial firms from insolvency or wind up failing operations have wrapped up and the proposal for the so-called Special Resolution Regime is now...

JSE reduces settlement period for stock trades
Jamaica Gleaner

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) is knocking a day off the time it takes to settle stock market transactions from the current period of the trade date plus three days, referred to as T+3, to a T+2 cycle.This faster...

KCT to add equipment, jobs as cargo volumes grow
Jamaica Gleaner

Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited, the operators of Kingston Container Terminal, KCT, will add new cranes and employ more staff by year end to boost productivity at the trans-shipment terminal."We now have 860 workers...

Foreign investor dismantles soft drink operation
Jamaica Gleaner

Rudisa Holdings, which acquired the old Coca-Cola plant in Kingston eight years ago with the intent to manufacture and sell soft drinks in this market, has pulled back from the plan, even as other local beverage producers...

GHL declines for a second day
Trinidad Guardian

Overall Market activity resulted from trading in 13 securities of which 3 advanced, 5 declined and 5 traded firm. Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 357,953 shares crossing the floor of the...

Guyana turns to Jamaica to protect food exports
Jamaica Gleaner

The Guyanese government has sought to protect its exports to the United States by turning to Jamaica for assistance in preparing processed food exporters to meet the requirements of the US Food Safety Modernisation Act...

Holness hits back at Phillips' criticisms
Jamaica Gleaner

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has hit back at criticisms from Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips who took the Government to task over the state of the economy. In his first address as president of the...

Registration open for National's Jamaican Made Christmas
Jamaica Observer

National Baking Company says registration is now open for this year's staging of A Jamaican Made Christmas, the event designed to help small and medium-sized businesses get exposure, sales, and eventually get to the stage...

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